This week at CBPP, we focused on food assistance, health, state budgets and taxes, federal taxes, and the economy.
On food assistance, Dottie Rosenbaum warned that many SNAP households will experience a long gap between monthly benefits even if the partial government shutdown ends.
On health, we updated our Sabotage Watch tracker of efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act. We highlighted policies that can make health coverage more affordable and accessible to reach the remaining uninsured. Jesse Cross-Call showed that a proposal from Utah legislators would jeopardize Medicaid expansion coverage for 150,000 Utahns.
On state budgets and taxes, Michael Leachman and Samantha Waxman analyzed how state “mansion taxes” on very expensive homes can help build more broadly shared prosperity.
On federal taxes, Roxy Caines illustrated how the Earned Income Tax Credit provides critical support for working families.
On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available.