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Van de Water: Medicare Reforms Need to Preserve Guaranteed Coverage

November 29, 2016

Radically restructuring Medicare is “neither necessary nor desirable,” writes CBPP Senior Fellow Paul Van de Water in the New York Times’ Room for...

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November 23, 2016

CBPP will take a break over the long Thanksgiving weekend, but we’ll be back on our regular schedule on Monday. 

This week we focused on the safety net. Alicia Mazzara reminded us that millions of Americans lack food and shelter this holiday season, though the numbers would be much higher if...

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November 18, 2016

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

  • On health care, Sarah Lueck highlighted the importance of continuing to enroll in marketplace plans.  Edwin Park
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2016 Republican Bill, Vetoed by Obama, Would Have Nearly Doubled Number of Uninsured

Roundup: Trump’s Harmful Proposals for Replacing Health Reform

November 18, 2016

Three approaches to replacing the ACA - expanding Health Savings Accounts, allowing insurers to offer health coverage across state lines, and expanding high-risk pools - would likely do little or nothing to help the more than 20 million people who’d lose health coverage if the ACA were repealed. 

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November 11, 2016

This week at CBPP, we focused on veterans and the safety net, the federal budget and taxes, state budgets and taxes, and the economy.

  • On veterans and the safety net, Emily Horton and Chuck Marr explained that expanding the Earned
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Homelessness Among Veterans Fell As Targeted Voucher Program Expanded

Veterans and the Safety Net

November 10, 2016

November 11, Veterans’ Day, is an appropriate time to highlight some ways that the safety net helps many low-income veterans and active duty service members make ends meet.  It’s important to note that policymakers’ actions in areas like health coverage and tax credits for working families have a big impact on veterans and their families.

Housing assistance:  The number...

Homelessness Among Veterans Fell As Targeted Voucher Program Expanded

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November 4, 2016

This week at CBPP, we focused on housing, state budgets and taxes, health care, Social Security, and the economy.

  • On housing, Alicia Mazzara noted the widening gap between rents and renter income in 2015.  Will Fischer
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Renters' Incomes Haven't Kept Pace With Housing Costs

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October 28, 2016

This week at CBPP, we focused on Social Security, state budgets and taxes, health care, and poverty and incomes.                                     

  • On Social Security, Kathleen Romig and Arloc Sherman’s state-by-state analysis found
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Social Security Dramatically Cuts Poverty Among Seniors

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October 21, 2016

This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, the federal budget and taxes, the safety net, health care, Social Security, and the economy.                               

  • On state budgets and taxes, Michael Leachman, Kathleen Masterson, and Marlana Wallace
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Total State K-12 Funding Below 2008 Levels in Most States

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October 14, 2016

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

  • On the federal budget and taxes, Robert Greenstein, Chye-Ching Huang, and Isaac Shapiro used the Tax Policy Center’s analysis to
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Poverty Rate Highest For the Youngest Children

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