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

  • On federal taxes, Arloc Sherman, Chuck Marr, and Stephanie Hingtgen described how the...

Millions Still Months Behind on Rent After Eviction Moratorium Ends

Weeks after the federal eviction moratorium ended, the latest Census data show an estimated 9.9 million adult renters are living in households at least one month behind on rent, and over 4 in 10 adults...

Closing Coverage Gap and Making Premium Subsidies Permanent Could Cover 7 Million Uninsured

Enacting key health insurance provisions like those in the Build Back Better legislation could cover 7 million uninsured people in 2022, an Urban Institute study finds. This striking gain — nearly a quarter of the...

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This week at CBPP, we focused on the new Census data on poverty, income, and health coverage in 2020, the federal budget, federal taxes, health, housing, state budgets and taxes, and the economy.

  • On the...

House Bill’s Permanent Marketplace Improvements Would Expand Affordable Coverage

The House Ways and Means Committee has approved a bill that would significantly improve access to affordable health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces, most notably by permanently extending the American Rescue Plan’s...

Tobacco Taxes Reduce Health Disparities, Raise Needed Revenue

The House Ways and Means Committee’s legislation to raise much-needed revenue would increase federal taxes on manufacturers of traditional tobacco products and begin taxing manufacturers of e-cigarettes, the use of which the Surgeon General has...

Proposed Targeted Housing Voucher Expansion Is Critical to Housing Stability for People With Greatest Barriers

Congress should enact the historic investments in rental assistance for people with the lowest incomes that the House Financial Services Committee advanced as part of the economic recovery package. Providing such rental assistance and in...

Census: No Spike in Uninsured Rate, But Gap Persisted for States That Haven’t Expanded Medicaid

At 8.6 percent in 2020, the uninsured rate remained largely unchanged from 2018, the Census Bureau’s new Current Population Survey (CPS) data show. Medicaid played a significant role in mitigating coverage losses, as administrative data...

Plan to Rebuild IRS Would Advance Racial Equity

The economic recovery package Congress is developing should incorporate President Biden’s full proposal to rebuild the IRS. That plan, which includes a large, multi-year funding effort and a critical new information reporting proposal, would...

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This week at CBPP, we mainly focused on how economic recovery legislation Congress is working on is a chance to make important investments in the federal budget and taxes, housing, health, food assistance, the economy...