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August 14, 2018

Eighty-three years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. To mark the occasion, we’ve updated our backgrounder on Social Security, a vital program to which nearly every American contributes and from which nearly every American ultimately benefits....

Social Security Lifts 1.7 Million Children Out of Poverty
August 13, 2018

A new Cityscape paper authored by CBPP analysts offers insights about how states and localities can create new rental assistance programs, or improve existing ones, to better serve vulnerable people, such as people experiencing homelessness.


August 10, 2018

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

On health, Aviva Aron-Dine found that eligibility restrictions in recent Medicaid waivers would cause many thousands of people...
August 9, 2018

Older applicants who are denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits struggle in the labor market afterward, ...

Few Denied Social Security Disability Insurance Applicants Go Back to Work
August 3, 2018

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

On health, Peggy Bailey urged policymakers to embrace proposals that would maximize Medicaid’s coverage of...
August 1, 2018

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) turns 62 today and, to mark the occasion, we’ve updated our chart book and backgrounder on this vital program, which provides...

Disability Insurance Applications and Awards Have Fallen Significantly Since 2010
August 1, 2018

New federal rules, released today, allow short-term plans exempt from pre-existing condition protections and benefit standards to last for up to one year and to be renewed. It’s now up to states to protect their residents and their insurance markets from an expansion of...

Landing - State Limitations on the Duration of Short-term Health Insurance Plans, 2018
August 1, 2018

President Trump’s Treasury Department is reportedly considering issuing a regulation to index capital gains for inflation, which would cost perhaps $100 to $200 billion in the first decade and deliver 86 percent of its benefits to the top 1 percent of tax filers. Along the same lines, House...

Landing - Benefits of Indexing Capital Gains for Inflation Would Flow Almost Exclusively to the Top
July 30, 2018

Several recent studies counter the Council of Economic Advisers’ (CEA) recent claims that proposals to take away people’s SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, or housing assistance if they don’t meet rigid work requirements would “be a beneficial way to increase work...

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July 30, 2018

Today marks 53 years since the enactment of Medicaid, an essential and popular part of the nation’s health...

Medicaid Beneficiaries Most Likely to Rate Quality of Health Care Highly