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    CBPP

In Case You Missed It . . .

This week at CBPP, we focused on health, food assistance, the federal budget, and housing.

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    Kaylin Hewitt

    Health Policy Intern

Reviewing How the Affordable Care Act Improved the Health Coverage Landscape

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) gave millions of newly eligible people access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance. Undoing the ACA’s coverage expansions or undermining its consumer protections — let alone repealing the law — threatens...

  • Gideon Lukens
    Senior Fellow and Director of Research and Data Analysis

ACA Drove Record Coverage Gains for Small-Business and Self-Employed Workers

Millions of small-business and self-employed workers gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their uninsured rates reached record lows in 2022, due in part to policies that stabilized Medicaid coverage and enhanced premium tax...

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    CBPP

In Case You Missed It . . .

Recently at CBPP, we focused on health, federal tax, state budgets and taxes, the economy, and income security.

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    Interim Senior Director and Advisor, Income Security Policy

Wyden-Crapo UI Bill a Limited But Positive Step Forward

Bipartisan unemployment insurance (UI) legislation introduced today by Senators Ron Wyden and Mike Crapo, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, includes provisions that are limited in scope but useful to reduce...

Arizona Faces Sweeping Budget Cuts, Driven by Flat Tax and Private School Vouchers

Arizona is facing sweeping budget cuts thanks to the exorbitant costs of implementing a flat personal income tax and universal private school vouchers. Enacted one after the other, these policies have led to a nearly...

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    CBPP

In Case You Missed It . . .

This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, housing, federal tax, the federal budget, and health.

  • On state budgets and taxes, Samantha Waxman, along with Carl Davis and Erika Frankel of the...

House Bills Will Tighten Squeeze on Non-Defense Appropriations

The Republican majority on the House Appropriations Committee is pursuing cuts in non-defense appropriations for 2025 that would deepen funding shortfalls — resulting in a cumulative 22 percent cut in funding for non-defense programs outside...

Federal Report: ACA Dramatically Increased Health Coverage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) dramatically improved health insurance coverage rates, and recent decisions by Congress and the Administration related to its implementation have boosted both coverage and affordability, according to a new report from...

  • Chuck Marr
    Vice President for Federal Tax Policy

Record Stock Buybacks Bolster Case for Raising Corporate Tax Rate

Rather than use their windfalls from the 2017 tax law’s corporate tax cut to increase wages for rank-and-file workers, corporations have boosted stock buybacks, which will exceed $1 trillion in 2025, according to a recent...