Expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit Would Benefit 9 Million Latino Households
The recently introduced Kildee-Evans bill would boost the incomes of an estimated 9 million Latino households.
Medicare beneficiaries, providers, and plans could face severe harm if the federal courts allow a district court decision striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to stand. As we noted earlier today, a federal court of appeals will hear oral arguments tomorrow on whether to uphold the decision.
Trump’s Health Care Plan Would Do Much the Same Damage as His Effort to Repeal the ACA Through the Courts
A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Texas v. Azar, the lawsuit in which the Trump Administration and 20 Republican attorneys general are asking the courts to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the courts ultimately adopt the Administration’s position, 20 million people would lose health coverage, and millions more would pay more for coverage or care.
A rule proposed by the Trump Administration would bar families from receiving most forms of rental assistance. This is a significant change from current policy. Over 100,000 people could lose assistance due to this provision, HUD’s own estimates show.
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy is proposing two constitutional amendments that would severely restrict the state’s ability to invest in its future — much like the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” (TABOR) in Colorado that has driven state funding crises ever since its enactment more than two decades ago, and that also has limited investments in education, infrastructure, and other key building blocks of economic growth.
This week at CBPP, we focused on federal tax, housing, health, state budgets and taxes, food assistance, and the economy.
Pride month is a good time to highlight proposals that would help low- and modest-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and families put food on the table and make ends meet.
A proposed Trump Administration rule would ban certain families with immigrants from most federal rental assistance programs, forcing tens of thousands of eligible people to split up their families or lose their assistance and risk eviction and homelessness.
Independence Day reminds us of the freedoms we enjoy, and of those who have served or are serving our nation in uniform to preserve those freedoms. Unfortunately, many veterans struggle to move ahead, or even to stay afloat, because their jobs don’t pay enough to ensure that they can afford the basics for themselves and their families. An important proposal to support low-wage workers is the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would help 46 million households, including 3 million veteran or active-duty households.
With a new fiscal year set to begin in most states on July 1, state policymakers have raised revenue for public investments in schools and other areas that will lay a strong foundation for stronger long-term economic growth, and they’ve proposed additional revenue increases that need voter approval.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma wants to use Medicaid waivers to let states ignore various federal standards and beneficiary protections — and avoid federal oversight — in exchange for agreeing to caps on the federal Medicaid funding they receive.
“Block Grant” Guidance Will Likely Invite Medicaid Waivers That Pose Serious Risks to Beneficiaries, Providers, and States
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma has said she wants to use Medicaid waivers to let states ignore various federal standards and beneficiary protections — and avoid federal oversight — in exchange for agreeing to caps on the federal Medicaid funding they receive.
This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, housing, state budgets and taxes, health, family income support, food assistance, federal taxes, and the economy.
The Trump Administration has finalized a rule to expand health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) that it predicts will shift, by 2029, 7 million people from traditional group health plans to individual plans that people can buy with help from a limited employer cash contribution.
Delaware policymakers have another chance this year to enable thousands more working households to get the full value of the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), even if it exceeds their income taxes. This change, to make the credit “refundable,” would help working families earning very low wages better meet their basic needs.
A House Agriculture subcommittee will hear testimony today about a Trump Administration plan to roll back an important state option (“categorical eligibility”) that lets states tailor their SNAP (food stamp) income and asset limits to provide modest help to certain low-income households — mainly working families, seniors, and people with disabilities — to afford food.
Tomorrow’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing will put the focus back on the crisis that U.S. territories face due to the looming expiration of federal funds to supplement their inadequate Medicaid block grants — and their need for ongoing, stable, and adequate funding to fund the full range of Medicaid benefits to all who qualify.
Research Note: 1990s Cash Assistance Policy Changes Associated With Negative Social Behaviors for Adolescents, Particularly Boys
These behavioral effects may have hindered the adolescents’ well-being, health outcomes, and socioeconomic trajectories as they transitioned into adulthood.