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Blog

In Case You Missed It...

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

In Case You Missed It...

This week at CBPP, we released a statement from CBPP President Sharon Parrott on the events of January 5-6 in Georgia and Washington, D.C., stating that our democracy’s peaceful levers of change,...
Blog

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Our site will slow down posting material for the next week-plus, but we’ll be back on our regular schedule when we return after New Year’s. We wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe...
Blog

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This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, state budgets and taxes, food assistance, health, and the economy. On poverty and inequality, Catlin Nchako reported that...
Report

Strengthening Medicare Financing

Medicare’s Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund faces depletion in only about three years, according to the latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). To improve program solvency and avoid cuts in benefits, action is needed before then.

Blog

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This week at CBPP, we focused on health, state budgets and taxes, housing, the economy, poverty and inequality, food assistance, and federal taxes. On health, Hannah Katch and...
Policy Basics

Policy Basics: Federal Tax Expenditures

“Tax expenditures” are subsidies delivered through the tax code as deductions, exclusions, and other tax preferences. In fiscal year 2018, tax expenditures reduced federal income tax revenue by roughly $1.3 trillion, and they reduced payroll taxes and other revenues by an additional $140 billion.

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In Case You Missed It...

This week, we released a statement announcing Sharon Parrott as CBPP’s next president. On January 1, 2021, Parrott will succeed Robert Greenstein, who established the Center in 1981 and has served...