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Q & A: What Seniors Should Know About the New Health Reform Law

August 10, 2010

Today we sat down with Policy Analyst January Angeles to discuss how the new health reform law strengthens Medicare.

In Case You Missed It...

August 7, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we examined the new annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare trustees, the economy, state budget cuts, and why President Bush’s tax cuts for high-income households should expire on schedule.

Understanding the Annual Reports of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees

August 6, 2010

Listen below to Executive Director Robert Greenstein and Senior Fellow Paul Van de Water discuss the new annual reports, released today, of the Social Security and Medicare trustees.

Q & A With Chuck Marr on Letting the High-Income Tax Cuts Expire

August 3, 2010

Today, we sat down with Chuck Marr, the Center’s Director of Federal Tax Policy, to discuss the tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of the year.

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July 31, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we examined the economy, why President Bush’s tax cuts for high-income households should expire on schedule, the importance of extending the TANF Emergency Fund to create and preserve jobs, key elements of the health reform law, and one step to avoid in addressing long-term federal deficits and debt.

The Center Hosts Alan Blinder, Who Speaks About High-Income Tax Cuts

July 28, 2010

On our conference call for journalists this morning, former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alan Blinder made the case for letting President Bush’s tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 expire this year and using the savings over the next two years for measures that would better stimulate the economy, such as extended unemployment benefits and food stamps. Below is the audio and a cleaned-up transcript of the presentation portion of the call.

Q & A With Sarah Lueck: How the Health Reform Law Improves Access to Preventive Care Services

July 27, 2010

Today, we sat down with Health Policy Analyst Sarah Lueck to discuss the great news that millions of Americans will soon be able to receive preventive health care services free of charge because of the new health reform law.

In Case You Missed It...

July 24, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we examined why President Bush’s tax cuts for high-income households should expire, the importance of extending the TANF Emergency Fund, the state of state budgets, extending unemployment benefits, the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges, the estate tax, and the Food Stamp Program.

Q & A: The Need for Extending the TANF Emergency Fund

July 20, 2010

In this podcast we’ll discuss the Emergency Fund of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program – also known as TANF. I’m Michelle Bazie and I’m joined by the Director of the Center’s Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, Dr. LaDonna Pavetti.

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July 16, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we examined ways to address high levels of unemployment, state budget and tax issues, preventive health care services in health reform, what to do about the soon-to-expire Bush tax cuts, and possible improvements to the WIC nutrition program for low-income mothers and children.

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