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This week at CBPP, we focused on housing, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, and the economy. 

Congress Should Balance Vouchers and Development of Less-Expensive Housing in Recovery Legislation

October 14, 2021: This post has been updated.

As policymakers continue to craft economic recovery legislation, press reports have suggested that critical investments in housing may be scaled back, and there are concerns that...

A Record 14 States, Territories Created or Improved EITCs to Respond to COVID-19

Note: this post is an update of this one, written before enactment of several recent EITC measures.

A record number of states have provided much-needed support for families during the pandemic by enacting bills...

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CBPP

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This week at CBPP, we focused on health, food assistance, housing, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, and the economy.

Eliminating Structural Barriers Can Improve Latino People’s Access to Health Coverage

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The uninsured rate among Latino people is alarmingly high, CBPP analysis of 2019 American Community Survey data shows. In 2019, 38 percent of uninsured people under age 65 were Latino, nearly double the...

Eliminar obstáculos estructurales puede mejorar el acceso de las personas latinas a la cobertura médica

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La tasa de personas latinas sin seguro de salud es increíblemente alta según lo indica el análisis del CBPP de la Encuesta sobre la Comunidad Estadounidense de 2019 (en inglés American Community...

Closing Coverage Gap a Crucial Step for Health Equity in Rural Communities of Color

Policymakers should permanently close the Medicaid coverage gap as part of economic recovery legislation, in order to make affordable health coverage accessible to over 2 million low-income people who now lack this access because their...

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CBPP

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This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, health, food assistance, Social Security, family income support, and the economy.

  • On the federal budget, Paul Van...

Failing to Suspend or Raise Debt Limit Would Have Wide-Ranging Effects

Were the nation to default on its legal obligations for the first time — which will occur if lawmakers don’t raise or suspend the debt limit in the coming days — that would have devastating...

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Older Adults Benefit If Congress Closes the Medicaid Coverage Gap and Boosts Premium Tax Credits

The economic recovery legislation Congress is crafting presents a rare opportunity to dramatically reduce the number of uninsured people, including uninsured older adults. Congress should prioritize permanently closing the Medicaid coverage gap and permanently boosting...