This week at CBPP, we focused on health, housing, state budgets and taxes, and the economy.
On health, Aviva Aron-Dine and Matt Broaddus explained that improving subsidies for low- and moderate-income people is key to increasing health coverage. Aron-Dine also explored how to make health insurance more affordable for middle-income individual market consumers. Our interactive map and fact sheets illustrate data on the remaining uninsured. For the Affordable Care Act’s ninth anniversary, the Center highlighted its accomplishments and Aron-Dine rounded up our analyses on options to further expand coverage. Jessica Schubel warned that an Iowa bill would take Medicaid coverage away from thousands of people who can’t meet a work requirement. Jennifer Wagner noted that new Arkansas data contradict claims that most of the state’s Medicaid beneficiaries who lost coverage due to work requirements found jobs. Paul N. Van de Water indicated how President Trump’s 2020 budget proposes $600 billion in net Medicare spending reductions over ten years.
On housing, Douglas Rice indicated that President Trump’s 2020 budget proposes again to radically reduce the federal role in helping low-income seniors, families with children, and others to pay rent and make ends meet. (We also updated our roundup of pieces on the 2020 Trump budget.)
On state budgets and taxes, Elizabeth McNichol updated her report on why state investment in infrastructure is key to creating good jobs and promoting full economic recovery.
On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available and our chart book on the legacy of the Great Recession.