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July 20, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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This week at CBPP, we focused on health, state budgets and taxes, and housing.

  • On health, Sarah Lueck and Matt Broaddus warned that the expansion of skimpy health care plans promoted by the Trump Administration and several different states is the wrong solution for uninsured farmers and farm workers. Jessica Schubel determined that Mississippi’s revised Medicaid waiver proposal has the same flaws as the original version.
  • On state budgets and taxes, Michael Leachman and Iris Lav explained why state limits on property taxes hamstring local services and should be relaxed or repealed.
  • On housing, Will Fischer cautioned that a House bill that would give housing agencies flexibility to raise rents would hurt needy families and lay the groundwork for funding cuts. Alison Bell and Douglas Rice analyzed the funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the 2018 omnibus spending bill.  We updated our policy brief on the proposed Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration.  

Chart of the week: Mississippi’s Revised Medicaid Waiver Has Same Flaws as Original Version

Mississippi’s Revised Medicaid Waiver Has Same Flaws as Original Version

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

Cut Food Stamps Because We Already Won The War On Poverty, White House Says    
Huffington Post
July 18, 2018

Ben Carson says he’s raising rents to put poor Americans to work. But in the District, the majority are either elderly, disabled or already at work.
Washington Post
July 16, 2018

Declaring War on Poverty ‘Largely Over,’ White House Urges Work Requirements for Aid
New York Times
July 12, 2018