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Payment Reform Action Plan: Meeting the New Medicare Payment Reform Target

article icon Issue Brief The new Medicare goal for payment reform is a significant milestone toward improving patient care and making health care spending more sustainable. CAP recommends these next steps to help achieve this goal.

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Diversity Is Coming to a Town Near You

A new Center for American Progress report considers America’s race and ethnic shift and the far-reaching policy implications of this demographic change.

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February 2015

article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing policies that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

Public Transportation

Conservatives continue to advance specious arguments that are harmful to federal funding for public transportation, writes author Kevin DeGood.

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The Tortured Logic of the Heritage Foundation on Public Transportation

In a never-ending quest to shrink government, conservatives continue to advance specious arguments that are harmful to federal funding for public transportation.

LGBT Communities and the EITC

The authors explain the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.

Interactive: The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1980–2060

cursor icon Interactive This interactive shows the growing diversity of every state in the nation from 1980 to 2060.

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States of Change

book_alt2 icon Report The demographics of the United States are projected to become much more diverse in the coming decades and will have significant effects on the nation's voting electorate in all 50 states.

Executive Action on Immigration

Attempting to deport all 5 million people who would benefit from the president’s directives on immigration would be costly, writes the author.

What the LGBT Community Needs to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2015

article icon Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.

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What Would It Cost to Deport All 5 Million Beneficiaries of Executive Action on Immigration?

bars icon Charts Attempting to deport all 5 million people who would benefit from the president’s November 20, 2014, directives on immigration would cost more than $50 billion.

Redesigning Teacher Salaries

Teacher compensation reform improves school districts’ ability to attract, retain, and leverage a high-performing teachers, write the authors.

American History

Conservative efforts to whitewash the history taught in our schools harms students, writes the author.

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Strengthening Our Economy Through College for All

article icon Issue Brief The United States is less prepared than its competitor nations to meet the demands of the global economy. To address the current and growing skills gap, it is time to ensure that no one will have to worry about where to get the money to enroll in a public college in the United States.

When it Comes to Teaching History, There Are Lessons for All to Learn

Conservative efforts to whitewash the history taught in our schools not only harms students but also dishonors and degrades the great American story.

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