This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, health, federal taxes, Social Security, and the economy.
On poverty and inequality, Arloc Sherman and Matt Broaddus outlined three things to look for in next week’s release of Census figures on poverty, income, and health insurance.
On health, Paul N. Van de Water recommended that Congress remember low-income Medicare beneficiaries as it considers legislation to make prescription drugs more affordable. Tara Straw noted that congressional proposals to ban surprise medical bills would protect patients while lowering both consumer and federal costs. Jessica Schubel answered frequently asked questions about the Affordable Care Act’s state innovation waivers and Medicaid.
On federal taxes, Chuck Marr explained how the Working Families Tax Relief Act would benefit more than 49 million children and 3 million teachers and child care workers.
On Social Security, Paul N. Van de Water argued that taxing Social Security is sound policy. We updated our chart book on Social Security Disability Insurance.
On the economy, we updated our chart book on the post-Great Recession economy.