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POLICY INSIGHT
BEYOND THE NUMBERS

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| By CBPP

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on Social Security and health reform.

  • On Social Security, Kathy Ruffing marked Social Security’s 78th birthday by illustrating its success as the most effective income-security program in the nation’s history.
  • On health reform, Sarah Lueck cleared up confusion about an Affordable Care Act requirement that health insurance plans cap how much consumers can pay out-of-pocket each year for medical care.

A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts recently.  Here are some highlights:

Social Security at 78
New York Times, Economix
August 14, 2013

Food Stamp Cuts Backed by Republicans With Constituents on Rolls
Bloomberg Businessweek
August 14, 2013

Aid cuts will cost families 21 meals
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 11, 2013