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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