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May 30, 2018

Arkansas, which received Trump Administration approval for a demonstration project (or “section 1115 waiver”) to take Medicaid coverage away from people who don’t work or engage in work activities for a set number of hours each month, will begin implementing the new rules on June 1.  The Administration has also approved work requirement proposals from Indiana, Kentucky, and New Hampshire and...

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May 29, 2018

The Trump Administration has proposed a rule to exclude many qualified safety net family planning clinics from participating in the Title X family planning program, which would sharply reduce access to essential family planning and other health care services for low-income women and men: more than 18 million women (...

May 29, 2018

A May 28 Washington Post article, which it later updated, incorrectly stated that the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has proposed a $543 billion job guarantee program....

Dollar and Columns
May 25, 2018

This week at CBPP we focused on health, food assistance, the federal budget and taxes, state budgets and taxes, family income support, and housing.

On health, Jennifer Wagner and Judith Solomon detailed how states’ Medicaid waivers...
Uncompensated Care Costs Decline with Decline in Uninsured Rate
May 24, 2018

The new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of President Trump’s 2019 budget shows how seriously his tax policies — particularly the 2017 tax law, which will cost $1.9 trillion over the next decade (and even more if policymakers make any of its temporary tax cuts permanent) — are eroding the nation’s revenue base.

CBO estimates...

Under Trump Policies, Revenues Will Fall Well Below Historical Average Despite Strong Economy
May 24, 2018

May 29, 2018: We’ve updated the cost of the proposal in this post.

Lawmakers need not look far to find ways to help struggling families with children raise their living standards.  Canada recently adopted the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), a dramatic...

Canadian-Style Child Benefit Would Be a Major Improvement for Low- and Middle-Income Families
May 24, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee’s 2019 funding bill for the IRS doesn’t begin to address the decline in enforcement funding in recent years. That’s particularly ill-advised as the IRS soon begins enforcing the 2017 tax law, which creates many new...

House Bill Would Leave IRS Enforcement Division Funding 25 Percent Below 2010 Level
May 23, 2018

Proposals to take Medicaid coverage away from people who don’t work or engage in work activities for a set number of hours each month will lead to large coverage losses, worse access to care, and less financial security, previous CBPP analyses showed. And they...

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May 23, 2018

Numerous states have proposed or are considering Medicaid waivers that would take coverage away from people who don’t meet rigid work requirements, pay premiums, or renew their coverage on time.  In addition to causing large numbers of people to lose coverage and...

Health - Money and Stethoscope
May 22, 2018

May is mental health month, a time to focus on efforts to ensure that people with mental health conditions have the resources they need to live in the community.  Stable housing and health care are both essential for good mental health, but housing instability and lack of...

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