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

Puerto Rico Risks Health Care, Fiscal Crisis Without Medicaid Fix This Winter

Even before Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico, the territory was facing a looming Medicaid funding crisis slated to hit when the latest appropriations legislation expires in December. Without congressional action, the more than 1 million...

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

  • On federal taxes, Chuck Marr, Danilo Trisi, Arloc Sherman, and Kris Cox described how policymakers should...

Congress Should Include a Supplemental Appropriation for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance in Stopgap Government Funding Bill

President Biden has proposed including a $500 million emergency supplemental appropriation for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the coming stopgap funding bill (continuing resolution) for 2023, to help households cope with high...

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This week at CBPP, we focused on new Census data on poverty, income, and health coverage in 2021, health, food assistance, Social Security, state budgets and taxes, and the economy.

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Census: Uninsured Rate Matches a Record Low in 2021, Driven by Relief Provisions

The uninsured rate fell to 8.6 percent in 2021, according to data released today in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). That’s down from 9.2 percent in 2019, prior to the COVID-19...

New Food Insecurity Data Highlight Need for Permanent Summer EBT Program

September not only marks the end of summer and back-to-school time for many children. It is also when the U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes annual data on the prevalence of food insecurity in the United...

Social Security Administration Needs Boost in Continuing Resolution to Avoid Customer Service Crisis

Customer service delays at the Social Security Administration (SSA) are causing serious problems for applicants and beneficiaries, who are enduring record-long waits for disability decisions, long hold times on the agency’s 800 number, and other...

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

  • On poverty and inequality, Arloc Sherman, Danilo Trisi, and Gideon Lukens highlighted what to...

Food Insecurity at a Two-Decade Low for Households With Kids, Signaling Successful Relief Efforts

The latest annual Agriculture Department (USDA) report shows that some 13.5 million households with 33.8 million people were food insecure at some point during 2021. The data tell two stories: on one hand food insecurity...