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Pre-2005 Content Archive

Blog

In Case You Missed It...

This week at CBPP, we focused on housing, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, and the economy.  On housing, Sharon Parrott asserted that Congress should...
Chart Book

Chart Book: Tracking the Post-Great Recession Economy

When President Trump took office in January 2017, he inherited an economy in its 91st month of economic expansion following the end of the Great Recession in June 2009. That expansion continued into 2020, becoming the longest on record, but a sharp contraction in economic activity arising from COVID-19 ended it.
Blog

In Case You Missed It...

This week at CBPP, we focused on health, food assistance, housing, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, and the economy. On health, Laura Harker emphasized how closing the...
Policy Basics

Policy Basics: Unemployment Insurance

Created in 1935, unemployment insurance is a form of social insurance, with contributions paid into the system by employers on behalf of working people so that they have income support if they lose...
Blog

In Case You Missed It...

This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, health, food assistance, Social Security, family income support, and the economy. On the...
Blog

In Case You Missed It...

This week at CBPP, we focused on federal taxes, the federal budget, Social Security, health, housing, food assistance, and the economy. On federal taxes, Arloc Sherman, Chuck Marr, and...
Blog

In Case You Missed It...

This week at CBPP, we focused on the new Census data on poverty, income, and health coverage in 2020, the federal budget, federal taxes, health, housing, state budgets and taxes, and the...
Report

Build Back Better Legislation Makes Major Medicaid Improvements

In addition to creating a permanent pathway to coverage for more than 2 million people in the Medicaid coverage gap, economic recovery legislation being considered by the House would strengthen Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage for parents and children, people returning to their communities from jails and prisons, and people with disabilities and older Americans who need home- and community-based services.