BEYOND THE NUMBERS
In Case You Missed It...
This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, family income support, housing, and the economy.
- On health care, Paul Van de Water explained that health reform has improved Medicare’s financing and noted that Medicare has outperformed private health insurance in holding down health care cost growth. Judith Solomon highlighted Medicaid’s transformational role in providing health care.
- On family income support, Ife Floyd pointed to our new series of maps that illustrates the decline of the cash assistance safety net provided by Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
- On housing, we updated our Housing Choice Voucher Program fact sheets and data, as well as our sources and methodology.
- On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available in every state.
With Congress on recess, Off the Charts will be slowing down for the next few weeks. We’ll be back on our regular schedule after Congress returns.
A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts recently. Here are some highlights:
After 20 Years, TANF Provides Little to Poor Families
July 20, 2016
Why the Sharp Decline in the Number of Food Stamp Recipients Isn’t Necessarily a Good Thing
July 18, 2016