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April 19, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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This week at CBPP, we focused on health, housing, state budgets and taxes, and the economy.

  • On health, Hannah Katch, Tara Straw, Jessica Schubel, Matt Broaddus, and Shelby Gonzales reviewed the health proposals in the President’s 2020 budget, finding that they would reduce health insurance coverage and access to care. Sarah Lueck explained why a Senate bill purportedly designed to ensure affordable coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions wouldn’t protect people if the Supreme Court declares the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional. Tara Straw highlighted a new bill that would create a public health insurance option, which could cut costs and boost financial assistance to those getting coverage in the ACA marketplaces. Aviva Aron-Dine and Matt Broaddus warned that a change to insurance payment formulas will raise health insurance costs for millions.
  • On housing, Anna Bailey revealed how insufficient federal funds have prompted states and localities to create and expand their own rental assistance programs.
  • On state budgets and taxes, Erica Williams examined how New Mexico policymakers are strengthening communities and families with their new budget and tax plans. We analyzed state-level proposals to penalize employers whose workers participate in economic security programs, finding they may have serious unintended consequences.
  • On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available.

Chart of the Week — Trump 2020 Budget Proposes Deep and Growing Cuts to Medicaid and ACA Marketplace Subsidies

 

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

Why Wasn’t a Tax Cut with Rare Bipartisan Support Part of Tax Overhaul Talks?
Center for Public Integrity
April 17, 2019

How the government spends your tax dollars
Fox Business
April 16, 2019

On Tax Day, The IRS Is Short Of Money
NPR
April 15, 2019

To take the pain out of filing your taxes, remember the payoff
Los Angeles Times
April 15, 2019

Congressional Dems Are Backing A Tax Plan That Would Actually Help Poor People
Talk Poverty
April 15, 2019

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