This week at CBPP, we focused on housing, food assistance, health, Social Security, and the economy.
On housing, Peggy Bailey stated that a rule from the Trump Administration would reverse communities’ progress toward meeting fair housing obligations.
On food assistance, we updated a report noting that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps 1.3 million low-income veterans.
On health, Paul N. Van de Water noted that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains likely to reduce federal budget deficits substantially in coming years, despite December’s repeal of three ACA taxes. Jessica Schubel highlighted states reconsidering Medicaid work requirements. Aviva Aron-Dine explained why states can’t protect themselves from the harmful effects of ACA repeal. We released a piece showing how Medicaid agencies can address gaps in determining eligibility.
On Social Security, Kathy Ruffing pointed out that Social Security Disability Insurance is still shrinking. We also updated a report stating that Social Security benefits are modest.
On the economy, we updated our chartbook tracking the post-Great Recession economy.