BEYOND THE NUMBERS
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This week at CBPP, we focused on health, housing, food assistance, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, and the economy.
On health, Suzanne Wikle from the Center for Law and Social Policy detailed the data questions that need to be asked to uncover administrative barriers to Medicaid. Farah Erzouki showed that Medicaid enrollment increases during the pandemic underscore the need for permanent policies that keep people covered. We issued state fact sheets on the Medicaid coverage gap.
On housing, Anna Bailey, Raquel de la Huerga, and Erik Gartland discussed how more housing vouchers are needed to help people with disabilities afford stable homes in the community.
On food assistance, Ed Bolen explained why time is up for SNAP’s time limit.
On state budgets and taxes, Nicholas Johnson explained how recent events in New Jersey show that budget process transparency is a racial justice issue.
On poverty and inequality, we updated our fact sheet tracking the COVID-19 recession’s effects on food, housing, and employment hardships.
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.
Chart of the Week – Expanding Housing Vouchers Would Cut Poverty and Reduce Disparities
A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this past week. Here are some of the highlights:
Right-Wing Groups Mobilize Against Effort to Crack Down on Tax Dodging by the Rich
July 8, 2021
Report: Permanent Summer Food Program Would Benefit ID Kids
Utah Public Radio
July 6, 2021
With trillions at stake, Democrats hurtle toward key decisions on Biden’s agenda
July 4, 2021
Puerto Rico could start losing Medicaid funding in two months
July 2, 2021