This week at CBPP, we focused on health, the federal budget, federal taxes, and the economy.
On health, Hannah Katch explained how a Montana bill would cut Medicaid expansion enrollment in half while costing nearly as much as full expansion. Aviva Aron-Dine noted that a House bill would make significant progress on health care affordability and coverage. Jessica Schubel warned that Utah’s Medicaid waiver will limit enrollment and restrict access to care. We updated our Sabotage Watch tracker.
On the federal budget, Paul N. Van de Water, Joel Friedman, and Roderick Taylor pointed out that Senate Budget Committee Chairman Enzi’s budget plan doesn’t offer a path to a needed spending agreement on discretionary funding levels.
On federal tax, we updated our brief on how the 2017 tax law’s pass-through deduction benefits the wealthiest, loses needed revenue, and encourages tax avoidance.
On the economy, we updated our chart book on the legacy of the Great Recession.