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October 22, 2019

Medicaid waivers that take coverage away from people not meeting work requirements have steep administrative costs, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report notes. Nevertheless, the report adds, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) — which approves such waivers — does not require states to include...

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October 22, 2019

Arizona is suspending its plan to take Medicaid coverage away from people who don’t meet work requirements, adding to the growing list of states making similar decisions. Other states with approved or pending work requirement waivers also should reconsider these harmful policies.


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October 21, 2019

Policymakers should accompany any provision to aid restaurant and retail owners with provisions to help millions of people who work hard for low pay in restaurants, retail stores, and elsewhere by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the low-income part of the Child Tax Credit.

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October 18, 2019

This week at CBPP, we focused on housing, full employment, and the economy.

On housing, Peggy Bailey and Anna Bailey noted a proposed rule from the Trump Administration would perpetuate racist and discriminatory housing practices....
In Focus: Renters' Incomes Haven't Caught Up to Housing Costs
October 11, 2019

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

On the federal budget, we released a series of blog posts on proposed Senate appropriations for 2020. Jennifer Beltrán explained the...
October 11, 2019

Latino communities across America come together between mid-September and mid-October to celebrate their diverse cultures and share their traditions. But Hispanic Heritage Month also offers a chance to recognize that expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit could benefit millions of Latino families nationwide.

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October 10, 2019

A recent presidential proclamation will require certain people seeking to immigrate lawfully to the United States to prove they have health insurance, can quickly sign up for it, or can pay for any reasonably anticipated...

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October 8, 2019

Fewer Americans struggled to make ends meet in 2018, but progress on income growth was felt unevenly across states as well as racial and ethnic groups, new data from the Census...

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October 8, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Committee proposes to cut 2020 funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education by...

In Focus: Senate Funding Bill Cuts Labor-HHS-Education Despite Added Funding Available
October 8, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Committee-approved bill to fund the departments of Transportation as well as Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides enough resources to continue assisting the 5 million low-income seniors, families with children, and others who rely on federal...

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