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December 18, 2020

This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, state budgets and taxes, food assistance, health, and the economy.

On poverty and inequality, Catlin Nchako reported that pandemic hardship is worsening as relief programs near their expiration. We also updated...
For More Than 4 in 10 Children in Renter Households, Household Faces Food and/or Housing Hardship
December 17, 2020

Massachusetts yesterday became the first state to receive federal approval to issue benefits through the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program to replace the free or reduced-price meals that children are missing at school during this school year, but every other state has the authority and experience to begin issuing P-EBT benefits as well.

Remote Learning
December 17, 2020

With the holiday season upon us and federal unemployment benefits for more than 12 million jobless workers expiring the day after Christmas, a growing number of households are under severe financial strain.

Food delivery
December 11, 2020

This week at CBPP, we focused on health, state budgets and taxes, housing, the economy, poverty and inequality, food assistance, and federal taxes.

On health, Hannah Katch and Paul N. Van de Water detailed why Medicaid and Medicare enrollees need...
Renters Who Lost Employment Income Due to COVID-19 More Than Twice as Likely to Report Housing Hardship
December 10, 2020

If federal policymakers don’t extend a national eviction moratorium — like the one from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that’s in effect until December 31 — millions could soon lose their homes and...

Row of Cots
December 9, 2020

December 10, 2020: We've updated this blog.

An estimated 9.2 million adult renters who have lost employment income during COVID-19 are not caught up on rent, 23 percent of such renters, our new analysis of Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey data from August to November shows. (See...

Renters Who Lost Employment Income Due to COVID-19 More Than Twice as Likely to Report Housing Hardship
December 9, 2020

States can chart a course toward more prosperous, equitable economies and more widely shared well-being, even as they navigate COVID-19’s short-term health and economic challenges, as we show in a new report. By better supporting the creative potential of all...

Eliminating Income Disparities in Innovation Could More Than Triple Many States’ Inventors
December 8, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final count of people selecting health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual marketplace for 2021 is expected soon after open enrollment closes on December 15th. Accurately assessing this year’s sign-ups will require some adjustment — they will match last year’s on an apples-to-apples basis if they...

Open Enrollment
December 7, 2020

A proposed Trump Administration rule would undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and could cause many people to lose health coverage. If finalized, the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for the 2022...

Health insurance form with glasses and pen on top
December 4, 2020

This week, we released a statement announcing Sharon Parrott as CBPP’s next president. On January 1, 2021, Parrott will succeed Robert Greenstein, who established the Center in 1981 and has served as its chief executive ever since.

“The Center is one of the nation’s most influential...

Adults in Households With Children Face Higher Household Hardship