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

  • On Social Security, we updated our chart book on the top ten facts about Social Security. Bryann DaSilva gave a breakdown of those facts here, here, here, and here. He also listed some striking numbers about Social Security to celebrate its 80th birthday.
  • On health care, Jesse Cross-Call explained why Arizona’s proposed changes to its Medicaid expansion would jeopardize the state’s dramatic coverage gains under health reform.
  • On state budgets and taxes, Erica Williams advised North Carolina lawmakers to reject a proposed “taxpayer bill of rights,” which would weaken education and other public services over time.
  • On the economy, we updated our chart book on the legacy of the Great Recession.

CBPP’s Chart of the Week: Social Security Dramatically Cuts Poverty Among Seniors

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

Social Security: 80 and Still Going Strong
U.S. News & World Report
August 14, 2015

Big Cuts for Labor, Health, Education Programs Reflect House Committee Priorities
August 13, 2015

Students: Bring your own copier paper, cleaning supplies, tissues ...
Washington Post
August 12, 2015

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