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Blog

In Case You Missed It…

This week at CBPP, we focused on health, housing, family income support, poverty and inequality, state taxes, and the economy. On health, Sarah Lueck emphasized that economic legislation...
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Se necesitan medidas adicionales para que la financiación de Medicaid sea estable y suficiente en Puerto Rico y en otros territorios incorporados

Ante el vencimiento el 13 de diciembre de los términos para la financiación federal de Medicaid en los territorios incorporados de Estados Unidos, el Congreso debe implementar medidas por adelantado —en la siguiente legislación económica — para evitar que los residentes de los territorios se enfrenten a recortes tajantes de elegibilidad y de beneficios.
Blog

In Case You Missed It… 

This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, federal taxes, food assistance, Social Security, and the economy. On state budgets and taxes, Cortney Sanders and Coty Novak...
Blog

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This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, health, and the economy. On state budgets and taxes, Ed Lazere affirmed that states with temporary budget surpluses should...
Report

COVID Relief Provisions Stabilized Health Coverage, Improved Access and Affordability

The COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn prompted widespread expectations of severe declines in health insurance coverage, as people lost their jobs and saw their incomes plunge. But the federal government swiftly enacted relief legislation and took other policy actions that stabilized health insurance coverage, increased affordability, and mitigated adverse impacts on health care access and equity during the public health emergency.
Report

Careful Planning Now Can Reduce Health Coverage Losses When Medicaid COVID-19 Continuous Coverage Ends

Once the federal government ends the PHE, which is expected to happen no sooner than mid-July, states will resume their regular processes and begin reviewing all enrollees’ eligibility. The risk of mass coverage loss is high — experts estimated in recent months that over 15 million people will lose their coverage at the end of the PHE, and that number is likely higher today.
FAQ

Unwinding the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Requirement

States had to meet several conditions to receive the federal funds, collectively called a Maintenance of Effort (MOE) requirement, as well as a “continuous coverage” requirement that prohibits states from terminating most Medicaid enrollees’ coverage until after the public health emergency (PHE) ends, as determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Blog

In Case You Missed It…

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

In Case You Missed It…

This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, the federal budget, family income support, housing, and state taxes. On poverty and inequality, we described how robust COVID-19...

States Should Take Steps Needed to Direct Child Support Payments Deducted From Tax Refunds to Children

In this and future tax filing seasons, states can help certain current and former Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participants meet their basic needs by electing what’s known as the “tax offset option.” That is, states can elect to give families who are owed child support any support that the IRS deducts from a non-custodial parent’s tax refund due to past-due child support.

Ending Behavioral Requirements and Reproductive Control Measures Would Move TANF in an Antiracist Direction

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the nation’s oldest program for providing cash assistance to families with very low income, is instead laden with undignified, coercive requirements designed to exclude people due to past conduct rather than current need, and in some cases even to control their reproductive decisions.
Blog

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This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, housing, family income support, and the economy. On state budgets and taxes, Ed Lazere noted that the Treasury Department’s...

TANF Cash Assistance Should Reach Millions More Families to Lessen Hardship

Families use assistance provided by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to pay for rent, utilities, diapers, food, transportation, and other necessities. Yet too few families struggling to make ends meet can access the program, and TANF’s history of racism means that it disproportionately fails to reach families in states where Black children are likelier to live.
Blog

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This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, housing, health, and the economy. On poverty and inequality, LaDonna Pavetti and Gina Azito Thompson emphasized that important...