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Pre-2005 Content Archive

Blog

In Case You Missed It...

This week at CBPP, we focused on health, federal tax, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, and the economy.   On health, Judith Solomon testified...
Report

Closing the Coverage Gap Would Improve Black Maternal Health

Policymakers are paying long-overdue attention to reducing high and increasing rates of deaths and severe health complications among Black people who give birth. Comprehensively addressing this challenge and the broader maternal health crisis requires making a continuum of high-quality health coverage, health care, and other services accessible before, during, and after pregnancy.
Blog

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This week at CBPP, we focused on housing, food assistance, health, poverty and inequality, and the economy. On housing, Sonya Acosta and Erik Gartland explained why families...
Blog

In Case You Missed It...

This week we focused on the federal budget and taxes, food assistance, poverty and inequality, housing, family income support, and the economy.  On the federal budget and...

Widespread Economic Insecurity Pre-Pandemic Shows Need for Strong Recovery Package

For the many lower- and middle-income families whose finances were tenuous even before the COVID-19 pandemic or whose wages stalled in recent decades even as the economy grew, recovery proposals from the Biden Administration and members of Congress would provide the kind of foundation that households need to thrive.
Blog

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This week at CBPP, we focused on health, housing, food assistance, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, and the economy. On health, Suzanne Wikle from the Center...
Report

Asking the Right Data Questions

Working with states to obtain and analyze administrative data is a central component of effective administrative advocacy aimed at ensuring that all eligible people have continued access to coverage.
Blog

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

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This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget and taxes, housing, health, poverty and inequality, family income support, and the economy. On the federal budget and taxes, David Reich,...
Report

Using Asset Verification Systems to Streamline Medicaid Determinations

This paper explores the background of the AVS requirement, the vendors that administer the systems; and the typical AVS process. It discusses AVSs’ current limitations and highlights best practices for advocates to promote and state agencies to implement to improve the AVS process and streamline eligibility determinations. Finally, it recommends federal action to help AVS states streamline processing.
Blog

In Case You Missed It...

We are releasing ICYMI a day early this week, as the Center will be closed Friday to recognize the Juneteenth holiday. This week we focused on health, food assistance, state budgets and taxes, family...
Policy Basics

Policy Basics: Public Housing

Where Is Public Housing Located? The nation’s 958,000 public housing units are located in all 50 states and several territories, with 1 in 5 of them in rural areas. As of 2019, only 47 percent...