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This week at CBPP, we focused on federal taxes, state budgets and taxes, health, food assistance, and poverty and inequality.

  • On federal taxes, Emily Horton explained that the Congress-passed 2018 funding bill doesn’t include enough Internal Revenue Service funding.
  • On state budgets and taxes, Nicholas Johnson warned that as states develop legislation to adapt to the new federal tax law, corporations and anti-tax advocates are trying to use the process to secure state tax breaks.
  • On health, Aviva Aron-Dine explained how the Congressional Budget Office found the Alexander stabilization bill would raise costs for moderate-income consumers and decrease coverage and detailed how the bill fails key tests for market stabilization. Matt Broaddus illustrated the Affordable Care Act’s success in five charts on its eighth birthday.
  • On food assistance, Brynne Keith-Jennings and Raheem Chaudhry summarized the findings of their paper on how most working-age SNAP participants work, but often in unstable jobs.
  • On poverty and inequality, we updated our economic security chart book.

Chart of the Week – Coverage Gains Under the ACA Have Been Widely Shared

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

A simple way to prevent government shutdowns
March 23, 2018

I treat patients on Medicaid, and I don’t see undeserving poor people
The Conversation
March 22, 2018

Their Pay Has Stood Still. Now Oklahoma Teachers Could Be the Next to Walk.
New York Times
March 20, 2018

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