This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, state budgets and taxes, Disability Insurance, the safety net, and housing.
On health care, in our Medicaid at 50 series, Matt Broaddus described Medicaid’s flexible rules and reliable funding for states and noted its long-term educational benefits for children. We released a report explaining why a House Republican lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act does not threaten the law’s overall structure.
On state budgets and taxes, Michael Mazerov rebutted arguments for a bill to strip states of their authority to tax a fair share of the profits of many corporations that are based out of state but do business within their borders.
On Disability Insurance (DI), we excerpted Paul Van de Water’s House Ways and Means testimony on promoting opportunity for DI beneficiaries. Kathy Ruffing explained how the recession hurt DI’s finances.
On the safety net, Dottie Rosenbaum showed that SNAP (food stamp) error rates remain low due to the program’s extensive quality control system. Liz Schott explained that state General Assistance programs are weakening despite increased need in the wake of the recession.