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This week at CBPP, we focused on health care, housing, food assistance, federal budget, and the economy.

  • On health care, Sarah Lueck highlighted the importance of continuing to enroll in marketplace plans.  Edwin Park explained that the Republican reconciliation bill President Obama vetoed in January would have reversed almost all of health reform’s coverage gains.  He also examined President-elect Trump and House GOP proposals to allow insurers to sell across state lines, rely on high-risk pools, and expand Health Savings Accounts.  We rounded up Park’s analyses of the proposed health reforms.
  • On housing, Will Fischer described the benefits of tying Housing Choice Voucher subsidies to rents in a particular neighborhood, rather than an entire metropolitan area.
  • On food assistance, Julie Silas and Zoe Neuberger offered a guide for selecting an online application for free or reduced-price school meals.
  • On the federal budget, David Reich noted five key points about the budget reconciliation process.
  • On the economy, we updated our Policy Basics on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available to workers.

Chart of the Week:

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

The Medicare Killers
New York Times
November 18, 2016

If Republicans get their way, poor people better hope they never get sick again
Think Progress
November 17, 2016

Trump’s infrastructure plan: Potholes or a smooth ride?
USA Today
November 16, 2016

Trump’s election does not bode well for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Washington Post
November 15, 2016


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