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This week on Off the Charts, we focused on health care and the safety net.

  • On health care, Jesse Cross-Call highlighted lessons that states wanting to expand Medicaid through waivers can learn from three states that already have.
  • On the safety net, LaDonna Pavetti marked Temporary Assistance for Needy Families’ (TANF) 18-year anniversary, noting that the program’s role as a safety net has declined sharply over time.

We released papers on SNAP’s medical expense deduction and lessons learned from states that have expanded Medicaid through waivers.  We also updated our TANF chart book and our paper on understanding the Social Security trust funds.

CBPP’s Chart of the Week:


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

Paul Ryan Recycles Weak Talking Point On Welfare Reform
Huffington Post
August 20, 2014

The Five Biggest Lies About Obamacare
The Daily Beast
August 17, 2014

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