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This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, housing, Social Security, and the economy.

  • On health care, as part of our Medicaid at 50 series, Matt Broaddus pointed to evidence that shows how Medicaid benefits enrollees, contrary to claims, and he described how Medicaid cuts poverty and boosts beneficiaries’ financial health. Edwin Park listed ten key facts about Medicaid.  Judy Solomon capped the series with a look at how Medicaid has provided quality health care to low-income Americans over the past five decades.  Paul Van de Water refuted the claim that Medicare is going “bankrupt” and updated our full report on Medicare’s finances.
  • On housing, Will Fischer explained why more “Moving to Work” block grants would result in fewer low-income families receiving housing vouchers in a paper and a post.
  • On Social Security, Kathy Ruffing described a worthwhile proposal to merge Social Security’s Disability Insurance (DI) and Old-Age and Survivors Insurance trust funds.  She also explained DI’s benefits on the eve of its 59th anniversary.
  • On the economy, we updated our chart book on the legacy of the Great Recession.

CBPP’s Chart of the Week: Medicaid Costs 27% Less for Children, 20% Less for Adults Than Private Insurance

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

Medicaid at 50: Five Decades of Working for Kids
MomsRising.org
July 30, 2015

Affordable Care Act Health Care Has Already Helped Sustain Medicaid and Medicare
The New York Times
July 30, 2015

At UMBC, Duncan and college leaders discuss visions for higher education
The Baltimore Sun
July 27, 2015

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