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December 15, 2017

Last-minute changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that Republican leaders put in their final tax bill do not change the fundamental fact: low-income working families still would largely miss out on the full CTC increase from the current $1,000 per child to $2,000.

For starters, 10 million children under 17 in the lowest-income working families — who already receive only a partial CTC or...

December 15, 2017

This week at CBPP, we focused on federal taxes, state budgets and taxes, family income support, housing, health, and the economy.

On federal taxes, we released an interactive graphic showing how many children in each state would get...
In 2016, only 23 out of every 100 families received TANF benefits
December 15, 2017

A number of Senate Republicans have suggested that passing Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray’s bipartisan market stabilization bill would reduce premiums...

How Did States Handle Premium Increases Related to Non-Payment of CSRs for 2018?
December 15, 2017

The pending Republican tax bill threatens to deeply undermine programs that help low-income Americans keep a roof over their heads, just as a new report shows that the number of struggling renters will likely remain high in the coming years. Nearly a third of new jobs in the coming decade will be low-wage jobs, which typically...

Renters' Incomes Haven't Kept Pace With Housing Costs
December 15, 2017

Senator Bill Cassidy’s claim that “patients covered through Medicaid often have worse outcomes than those who are covered through other forms of insurance” is just the latest example of congressional Republicans selectively using data to portray...

Medicaid Beneficiaries Have a Regular Health Care Provider at Rates Comparable to People with Private Coverage
December 15, 2017

Republican House members from California have reportedly pushed to change a provision in the emerging GOP tax bill that eliminates much of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, which lets taxpayers deduct state and local property taxes and either state and local income taxes or general sales taxes. But the...

Rumored "SALT" Compromise Would Have Little Impact on Number of Californians Facing Tax Increases
December 14, 2017

Republican congressional leaders are reportedly making changes to their tax bill — such as cutting the top individual tax rate to 37 percent, from the current 39.6 — that would make the bill costlier and tilt it more to the wealthy. GOP leaders will reportedly “pay for” those added costs, which are...

Money Flying Away
December 14, 2017

House Republicans’ “continuing resolution” to fund the federal government through January 19 includes bills to continue funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and community health centers.  But those bills suffer from the same fatal flaws as House GOP bills from earlier this fall that have...

Stethoscope and American Flag
December 13, 2017

Friday is the last day to sign up for 2018 health coverage on — and that’s particularly important for young adults, especially those aged 26 to 34, to know. While this group’s uninsured rate fell from 23.7 percent in 2013 to 15.7 percent in 2016, younger adults are much likelier to be uninsured...

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December 13, 2017

With President Trump and congressional Republicans planning to push next year, under the guise of “welfare reform,” for deep cuts to programs for some of the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable people, what we’ve learned about the impact of an earlier round of “...

In 1996, 68 out of every 100 families in poverty received AFDC benefits.