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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...

Preventing Spike in Evictions Will Help Limit COVID-19’s Spread

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...

Wave of Evictions Nears as Moratorium Set to Expire

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...

States That Remove Barriers to Innovation Can Promote Wider-Shared Prosperity, Well-Being

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...

Accurately Evaluating Marketplace Enrollment

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...

Trump Proposal Threatens Coverage of HealthCare.gov Enrollees

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 coverage...

In Case You Missed It...

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...

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Congress Must Help Struggling Families — as It Helped Highly Indebted Companies

COVID-19 and natural disasters from wildfires to hurricanes this year have hit people in low-paying jobs especially hard, with many of them suffering massive job and wage losses. Now, many of these same people face...

Latest Jobs Report Bad News for Unemployed Workers

The recovery from the deep economic nosedive of last spring continues to lose steam, the latest jobs report shows. Job growth slowed further in November, long-term unemployment (27 weeks or more) kept rising, and, as...

Mississippi Governor Irresponsibly Proposes to Repeal State’s Income Tax

It’s hard to imagine a more harmful fiscal policy idea than Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves’ call to eliminate the state’s income tax, the state’s second largest revenue source for schools, health care, and other essential...