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May 23, 2018

Proposals to take Medicaid 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, worse access to care, and less financial security, previous CBPP analyses showed. And they...

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May 23, 2018

Numerous states have proposed or are considering Medicaid waivers that would take coverage away from people who don’t meet rigid work requirements, pay premiums, or renew their coverage on time.  In addition to causing large numbers of people to lose coverage and...

Health - Money and Stethoscope
May 22, 2018

May is mental health month, a time to focus on efforts to ensure that people with mental health conditions have the resources they need to live in the community.  Stable housing and health care are both essential for good mental health, but housing instability and lack of...

Doctor and Patient
May 22, 2018

A significant share of states are providing much less school funding than they were a decade ago, according to new data from the Census Bureau that we supplemented with our own look at state budget documents.

Together, state and local government school funding across the...

K-12 Funding Fell Sharply After Recession Hit
May 22, 2018

Though the House rejected the Agriculture Committee-approved farm bill, which includes a number of harmful changes in SNAP (formerly food stamps) that grew...

SNAP Linked to Better Health, Lower Care Costs
May 21, 2018

May 22, 2018: This post has been updated to clarify Rep. Andy Barr’s introduction of legislation that would address the post-treatment needs of people with substance use disorders by adding funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Trump Administration and...

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May 21, 2018

A bill before Michigan lawmakers that would take Medicaid coverage away from people who can’t meet a rigid work requirement has been rightly criticized because of a provision that would make the requirement less rigid for people in mainly white, rural areas with high unemployment than people...

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May 18, 2018

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

On food assistance, Robert Greenstein urged the House to craft a new, bipartisan farm bill. Elizabeth Wolkomir...
Moving with Voucher to Lower-Poverty Neighborhoods While Young Children Improves Key Adult Outcomes
May 18, 2018

The partisan farm bill that the House rejected today would increase food insecurity and hardship for low-income families and make SNAP harder to administer. The fight over the bill isn’t over, however, because House Republicans can call for another vote on it. And, in its current form, this bill would be even more harmful than the...

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May 18, 2018

A House subcommittee approved a fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill this week for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that rejects President Trump’s proposed deep cuts...