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January 27, 2017

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

  • On food assistance, Catlin Nchako and Lexin Cai updated our state-by-state fact sheets looking at who benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition
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SNAP Costs Falling, Projected to Fall Further

Backgrounder: What Is a Health Savings Account?

January 25, 2017

Leading Republican alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rely on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

We've created a backgrounder to explain how HSAs work under current law, and why they will do little or nothing to help the uninsured afford coverage but offer high-income people lucrative tax-...

HSA Backgrounder

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January 19, 2017

This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget and taxes, health care, and poverty and inequality.

  • On the federal budget and taxes, Chuck Marr and Chye-Ching Huang found that three major Republican tax proposals — the repeal of the
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Trump Tax Plan Gives Big Tax Cut to the Top

Watch: CEA Chair Jason Furman on Government's Role in Fighting Poverty

January 19, 2017

This week, we hosted a speech by White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Jason Furman on what works to fight poverty and what the poverty-fighting agenda going forward should – and should not – feature. Furman’s talk was followed by a lively panel discussion, moderated by ...

Furman at CBPP

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January 13, 2017

This week at CBPP, we focused on federal taxes, the federal budget, health care, state budget and taxes, family income support, poverty and inequality, and the economy.

  • On federal taxes, Brandon DeBot, Chye-Ching Huang, and Chuck Marr reported
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With ACA Repeal, Top 400 Households Get Tax Cuts Worth More than Premium Tax Credits for 800,000 People in 20 States and D.C.

CBPP's State Policy Fellowship: A First-Person Account

January 12, 2017

Tazra Mitchell is a Policy Analyst with the Center’s Family Income Support team. Before joining CBPP, she worked in Raleigh at the North Carolina Budget & Tax Center as a part of the Center’s State Policy Fellowship — a program designed to expand the diversity...


Ahead of Tonight’s Ryan Town Hall, Our “Better Way” Roundup

January 12, 2017

With CNN hosting a town hall tonight at which House Speaker Paul Ryan will discuss the House Republican “Better Way” agenda released last year, here are the reports and posts we’ve issued on those proposals.

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January 6, 2017

This week at CBPP we focused on the federal budget and taxes, health care, family income support, food assistance, and the economy.

  • On the federal budget and taxes, we highlighted Robert Greenstein’s Washington Post op-ed, in which he describes the grave threats
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SNAP Caseloads Falling in Most States

Greenstein: “America’s concern for the poor is about to be tested”

January 3, 2017

With the 115th Congress convening today, CBPP President Robert Greenstein’s Washington Post op-ed explains that GOP leaders will likely pursue radical changes in core safety net programs this year and shrink other important programs for low- and moderate-income people.

Dollar and Columns

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December 22, 2016

This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, Social Security, poverty and inequality, and housing.

  • On health care, Jacob Leibenluft and Edwin Park explained that the Republican approach to repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would leave
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Most Savings From Repealing Affordable Care Act Coverage Expansions Go for Regressive Tax Cuts