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This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, health, Social Security, and the economy.

  • On the federal budget, Richard Kogan urged policymakers to agree on a budget deal, which is needed to protect key investments.
  • On health, Matt Broaddus described how the Medicaid enrollment decline among adults and children is too large to be explained by falling unemployment.
  • On Social Security, Kathleen Romig updated her research finding that Social Security lifts more Americans above poverty than any other program.
  • On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available.

Chart of the Week – No Relationship Between State Unemployment Rate Declines and Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment Declines


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

Fine Print of Trump Tax Break Bans Massage Parlors, But Not Sex Toys
July 18, 2019

House Votes to Repeal Obamacare Tax Once Seen as Key to Health Law
New York Times
July 17, 2019

Medicaid Work Requirements Face More Technical and Legal Challenges
July 16, 2019

Parenting can be a full-time job. Activists want the tax code to treat it that way.
July 15, 2019

Budget gridlock imperils 2020 census
July 15, 2019

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