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June 20, 2018

Florida has cut K-12 education funding significantly since 2008, making it harder for the state's communities to thrive and for its economy to offer broadly shared opportunity. A ballot measure this fall requiring a supermajority vote in the legislature to raise revenues risks making those deep cuts permanent.

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Florida Cuts to Per-Pupil Spending Second-Highest Since Great Recession
June 20, 2018

The House will consider a bill today to partially repeal a longstanding policy — the Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) exclusion — prohibiting the use of federal Medicaid funds for care of patients ages 21-64 receiving treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs) in facilities with more than 16...

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June 19, 2018

The House could vote again this week on a partisan farm bill that, among its harmful nutrition provisions, would let states turn all SNAP (...

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June 18, 2018

Responding to the Trump Administration’s decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) against a suit from the attorneys general of Texas and 19 other states and to instead urge the court to invalidate the ACA’s core protections for people with pre-existing health conditions,...

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June 18, 2018

With the House set to consider extensive changes in SNAP (formerly food stamps) in the farm bill this week, leading researchers Hilary Hoynes and Diane Schanzenbach have found that over the past 25 years, the safety net has become far more targeted to working families and families with incomes somewhat above the poverty line, while supports for...

Most Safety Net Spending Goes to Families With Earnings
June 15, 2018

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

On health, Judith Solomon and Aviva Aron-Dine showed how proposals to take Medicaid coverage away from poor parents if...
In Many Non-Expansion States, Both Meeting and Not Meeting Medicaid Work Requirements Would Likely Mean Losing Coverage
June 15, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a bill providing $54 billion for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs in fiscal year 2019, $1.3 billion (2.5 percent) above the 2018 level. Like the...

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June 13, 2018

President Trump and Congress have committed billions in new funding to help states and communities address the opioid epidemic and, over the next few weeks, the House is expected to move several bills to help...

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June 13, 2018

We updated this post on June 14, 2018.

As we’ve said, state Medicaid waivers that take coverage away from people who don’t work or engage in work activities for a set number of hours each month will lead to large coverage losses — even among...

Most Arkansas Medicaid Enrollees Will Struggle to Comply With Work Requirements Using Mandatory Online Portal
June 12, 2018

As I noted in March, the Trump Administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census will likely make the count less accurate and costlier.  A newly released internal memo shows...

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