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This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, poverty and inequality, health, housing, Social Security, food assistance, and the economy. On the federal budget, CBPP...
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Medicaid Coverage Gap Affects Even Larger Group Over Time Than Estimates Indicate

At a point in time, there are about 2.2 million uninsured adults with incomes below the poverty line who lack a pathway to affordable health coverage because their states have refused to adopt the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. But this group isn’t fixed, and over the course of the year — and over several years — the coverage gap affects a much larger number of people.
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This week at CBPP, we focused on the economy, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, and food assistance. On the economy, CBPP President Sharon Parrott released a...
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This week at CBPP, we focused on family income support, poverty and inequality, the economy, state budgets and taxes, and housing. On family income support, LaDonna Pavetti...

Recovery Proposals Adopt Proven Approaches to Reducing Poverty, Increasing Social Mobility

Congress is crafting recovery legislation that has the potential to significantly reduce poverty, broaden opportunity, and increase racial equity in the United States. The investments under consideration would make a substantial difference in the lives of children and youth, a large body of research shows
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State and Local Child Tax Credit Outreach Needed to Help Lift Hardest-to-Reach Children Out of Poverty

Government officials and agencies, community-based organizations, and advocates across the country can help reduce poverty and hardship by conducting aggressive outreach and giving hands-on assistance to help the lowest-income, and likely hardest-to-reach, families access the Child Tax Credit.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...