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The Many Risks of the ACA Repeal Lawsuit — a Rundown

The Trump Administration and 18 state attorneys general are supporting a lawsuit that seeks to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the lawsuit were to succeed, more than 21 million people would lose...

Arizona Voters Improved State’s Tax Code, Advanced Critical Funding for Schools

Arizona voters approved a ballot measure this week that will make the state’s tax code more equitable while raising hundreds of millions of dollars in badly needed revenue for schools. Two other sound, high-profile ballot...

Why You Should Visit HealthCare.gov, Starting November 1

Amid COVID-19, health insurance is more important than ever. With open enrollment starting November 1, people who need coverage should check out their options on HealthCare.gov or their state marketplace.

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In Case You Missed It...

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

States Must Improve Finances in Antiracist Response to COVID-19

To achieve an antiracist and inclusive economic recovery from COVID-19’s ravaging of jobs and state budgets, states must fill their revenue shortfalls in equitable ways while building a foundation to grow thriving, inclusive communities.

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Family Cash Assistance Programs Marked by Historical Racism, Especially in South

Low benefits in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program are rooted in historical racism, especially in the South, where cash assistance has been consistently weaker since policymakers created TANF’s predecessor nearly a century...

Health Insurance Coverage Losses Since 2016 Widespread

The number and share of Americans without health insurance coverage rose for the third straight year in 2019, recent American Community Survey (ACS) data show, despite three years of strong economic growth and falling unemployment...

4 in 10 Children Live in a Household Struggling to Afford Basics

The figures underscore the need for policymakers to agree on a strong, bipartisan economic relief package.

ACA Repeal Lawsuit Threatens Medicaid Expansion Coverage for Millions

If the Trump Administration and a group of 18 states convince the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), its Medicaid expansion — which covers more than 12 million low-income adults across...

Medicaid Expansion Improves Postpartum Coverage, Access to Care

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion has extended health coverage to millions of women, and at least 2.2 million more uninsured women could gain coverage if the 14 states that haven’t yet implemented the...