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This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget and taxes, health care, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, and the economy.

  • On the federal budget and taxes, Robert Greenstein, Chye-Ching Huang, and Isaac Shapiro used the Tax Policy Center’s analysis to explain that the top 0.8 percent of Americans would receive nearly three times as much in tax cuts as the bottom 80 percent under Donald Trump’s revised tax plan.  Chuck Marr and Chloe Cho detailed how Hillary Clinton’s proposal to expand the Child Tax Credit would benefit roughly 14.2 million working families.
  • On health care, Judith Solomon clarified that marketplace participants will not be enrolled in new plans without their knowledge, despite recent reports.  Tara Straw reported that marketplace enrollees aren’t abusing a three-month grace period for paying overdue premiums.
  • On state budgets and taxes, Elizabeth McNichol noted that New Jersey’s decision to offset a gas tax increase by cutting other taxes is bad for the state’s budget.
  • On poverty and inequality, we rounded up our analyses and blog posts on the House GOP leaders’ proposals to address poverty and health care.
  • On the economy, we updated our chart book on the legacy of the Great Recession.

Chart of the Week: Poverty Rate Highest For the Youngest Children

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

Snap Judgment
Mother Jones
October 14, 2016

The Affordable Care Act is covering people, holding down costs and not killing jobs
The Washington Post
October 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton is proposing a policy to tackle deep poverty
October 11, 2016

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