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Q & A With Phil Oliff States Continue to Feel Recession’s Effects

October 26, 2010

In today's Q & A, we discuss how states are continuing to feel the recession’s impact with Policy Analyst Phil Oliff.

Designing the New Health Insurance Exchanges

October 25, 2010

“State officials worry that sick people will gravitate to the [new health insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act], while healthier people who do not need subsidies will buy insurance outside [them],” the New York Times noted on Saturday. Such an outcome, known as adverse selection, could ultimately drive up the cost of coverage in the exchanges significantly and threaten their long-term viability. A report from Health Policy Analyst Sarah Lueck explains how states can design their exchanges to minimize the risk of adverse selection. The introduction to that report is below; you can read the full report here.

In Case You Missed It...

October 23, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we blogged about income inequality, taxes, Social Security, and state budgets.

Truth-Telling on Taxes

October 22, 2010

FactCheck.org has a useful analysis debunking the misleading and downright false statements about taxes in a chain email that’s been circulating the country. The email’s most egregious claim — that taxpayers will owe taxes on the value of their job-based health coverage starting next year — is simply untrue, FactCheck explains.

In Case You Missed It...

October 15, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we wrote about poverty, state budget shortfalls, health reform, Social Security, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Q & A With Arloc Sherman: Deep Poverty Reaches Record High Nationwide

October 12, 2010

Today, we sat down with Arloc Sherman, Senior Researcher in the Center’s Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, to discuss “deep poverty” and how it affects families.

In Case You Missed It...

October 8, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on the economy, the budget deficit, inadequate health insurance plans, and elderly and disabled refugees losing much-needed benefits.

Live Webcast: Conference on America’s Fiscal Choices

October 5, 2010

Today, the Center’s Executive Director, Robert Greenstein, joins Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers Martin Feldstein, former Congressional Budget Office Director Robert Reischauer, and 18 other prominent economists and budget experts who are speaking at a conference that we’re co-hosting with The Century Foundation, Demos, and the Economic Policy Institute.

In Case You Missed It…

October 2, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we discussed the recession, federal budget and tax issues, state tax issues, and a proposal that would impede implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

A Full Plate for a Lame Duck

October 1, 2010

Below is a brief run-down on some of the issues Congress has debated in recent weeks and may revisit during its lame-duck session in November:

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