BEYOND THE NUMBERS
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This week at CBPP, we focused on health, housing, food assistance, the economy, and poverty and inequality.
- On health, Gideon Lukens and Breanna Sharer explained how closing the Medicaid coverage gap would help a diverse group and narrow racial disparities. Alex Berger illustrated how President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan present a unique opportunity to improve the re-entry system for incarcerated people. Javier Balmaceda emphasized that President Biden’s 2022 budget would give residents of U.S. territories equal access to critical safety net programs.
- On housing, Ann Oliva testified before the House Financial Services Committee on why expanding Housing Choice Vouchers is essential to ending homelessness.
- On food assistance, Zoë Neuberger and Jess Maneely detailed how targeted text message outreach can increase WIC enrollment.
- On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available. We also updated our chart book tracking the post-Great Recession economy.
- On poverty and inequality, we updated our fact sheet tracking the COVID-19 recession’s effects on food, housing, and employment hardship.
A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this past week. Here are some of the highlights:
Social Security Weathered Covid-19 Better Than Expected, but Long-Term Challenges Remain
Wall Street Journal
June 11, 2021
A massive wave of evictions could be coming. Who’s at risk?
June 11, 2021
Congress must close the Medicaid coverage gap once and for all
June 10, 2021
Wealthiest Executives Paid Little to Nothing in Federal Income Taxes, Report Says
New York Times
June 8, 2021