BEYOND THE NUMBERS
In Case You Missed It…
CBPP will take a break over the long Thanksgiving weekend, but we’ll be back on our regular schedule on Monday. This week at CBPP, we focused on federal taxes, health, and housing.
On federal taxes, Chuck Marr explained that the Senate GOP tax bill would raise taxes for low- and middle-income families and add millions to the uninsured to pay for corporate tax cuts. Chye-Ching Huang described how estimates from the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation show that the Senate bill is skewed to the top and harms low- and middle-income Americans. Huang also detailed an obscure “trigger” provision in the bill that tilts it even more toward corporations. We added a number of interactive graphics on how the House Republican tax bill affects each state, how the Senate Republican tax bill affects each state, and on state-by-state impacts of the Senate Child Tax Credit proposal. We updated our roundup of analyses on the Senate tax bill.
On health, Edwin Park pointed out that President Trump’s disaster relief request doesn’t address any of Puerto Rico’s Medicaid needs. Matt Broaddus summarized a new study that found children are much likelier to receive preventive care when their parents enroll in Medicaid.
On housing, Will Fischer explained how the House and Senate tax plans would cut affordable housing now, and set the stage for deeper cuts later.
A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts recently. Here are some highlights:
Meet Paul Ryan’s ‘Cindy,’ a single mom who he says gets $700 from the tax bill
The Washington Post
November 21, 2017
Ivanka Trump's Child Tax Credit Plan Turns Its Back On Single Mothers
November 20, 2017
Collins Demands Two Bills To Balance Out Tax Bill’s Mandate Repeal Damage
Talking Points Memo
November 20, 2017
Congress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico
November 19, 2017
The Senate Republican tax bill does not look good for the working class at all
November 18, 2017