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July 10, 2015 at 3:45 PM

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.
  • On housing, Barbara Sard applauded a new fair housing rule that will improve housing choices for low-income families.  Will Fischer described an experimental policy that helps families with housing vouchers move to higher-opportunity areas.  We also updated our factsheets on Housing Choice Vouchers and federal rental assistance.

CBPP’s Chart of the Week: Medicaid Has Long-Term Benefits for Kids



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

After ACA Subsidy Ruling, Focus Shifts to States’ Expansion Decisions
Bloomberg BNA
July 8, 2015

HUD report says housing vouchers outperform other homeless intervention methods
Associated Press
July 8, 2015

There’s good news for well-off homeowners in the GOP presidential campaign
Washington Post
July 6, 2015

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