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This week at CBPP, we focused on food assistance, health, state budgets and taxes, federal taxes, and the economy.

  • On food assistance, Dottie Rosenbaum warned that many SNAP households will experience a long gap between monthly benefits even if the partial government shutdown ends.

  • On health, we updated our Sabotage Watch tracker of efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act. We highlighted policies that can make health coverage more affordable and accessible to reach the remaining uninsured. Jesse Cross-Call showed that a proposal from Utah legislators would jeopardize Medicaid expansion coverage for 150,000 Utahns.

  • On state budgets and taxes, Michael Leachman and Samantha Waxman analyzed how state “mansion taxes” on very expensive homes can help build more broadly shared prosperity.

  • On federal taxes, Roxy Caines illustrated how the Earned Income Tax Credit provides critical support for working families.

  • On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available.

Chart of the Week — Who Are the Remaining Uninsured?

A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts recently. Here are some of the highlights:

Failure to fund food stamps will hurt more than the hungry
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 25, 2019

As the Government Shutdown Drags On, Food Assistance for Millions Could Run Out
January 23, 2019

Health-care industry preps offense against Medicare-For-All
The Washington Post
January 22, 2019

Shutdown could delay SNAP benefits in February
The Hill
January 22, 2019

Arizona Is Only State Where Tribes Avoid Medicaid Work Rules
The Associated Press
January 18, 2019

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