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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.

Chart of the Week – 2017 Tax Law’s Pass-Through Deduction Heavily Tilted Toward Wealthy

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

9 ideas to fight or prevent the next recession
March 29, 2019

Housing vouchers can save people from homelessness. But landlords may not accept them
Los Angeles Times
March 29, 2019

Federal Judge Blocks Another Trump Effort To Undermine Obamacare
March 29, 2019

Why this disaster relief bill is stuck on a debate over Puerto Rico food stamps
PBS News Hour
March 28, 2019

Trump Touts ‘Better Than Obamacare’ Plan If Courts Kill Affordable Care Act
New York Magazine
March 27, 2019

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