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How Government Inaction Thwarts Equal Access to Reproductive Health Care

Pregnant patient in FloridaAnti-choice politicians who prioritize their personal beliefs over women’s health prevent access to reproductive health services for all women but particularly for low-income women and women of color.

by Lauren Kokum | Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bridging the Risk Modeling Gap

Typhoon Maysak article icon Issue Brief The United States can—and should—galvanize global progress on expanding climate-related risk insurance by launching a new partnership to expand and improve catastrophe modeling in developing countries.

by Pete Ogden, Jerusalem Demsas, Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kentucky’s Medicaid Ultimatum Threatens Beneficiaries’ Health

Kentucky House chamberKentucky Gov. Bevin’s threat to repeal Medicaid expansion if a proposed waiver is not approved is reckless and irresponsible, especially since the waiver would reduce Medicaid enrollment, limit benefits, and raise costs for beneficiaries.

by Thomas Huelskoetter | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ending the Pass-Through Tax Loophole for Big Business

Skyscrapers book_alt2 icon Report Closing the pass-through tax loophole used by big businesses will increase federal revenue to meet critical needs and at the same time address income inequality.

by Alexandra Thornton and Brendan Duke | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Assessing Claims About Public-Private Partnerships

Cars drive along Presidio Parkway in San Francisco article icon Issue Brief Public-private partnerships do not address the most fundamental challenge facing state and local governments: a lack of sufficient tax and user fee revenue needed to expand infrastructure investment.

by Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Medicaid Program and LGBT Communities: Overview and Policy Recommendations

Jennifer Parrott, a certified nurse practitioner, talks with a doctor article icon Issue Brief As Medicaid celebrates its 51st birthday, recent and future changes to the program can help ensure that its benefits reach everyone who needs them, including LGBT people and their families.

by Kellan Baker, Ashe McGovern, Sharita Gruberg, Andrew Cray | Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Medicare Cost Curve Bent During the Obama Administration

A doctor examines a patientMedicare spending projections have fallen dramatically since President Obama took office, thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act.

by Harry Stein and Laura Pontari | Tuesday, August 9, 2016

State or Federal Court?

The U.S. Supreme Court article icon Fact Sheet A guide to distinguish the differences and similarities between state and federal courts, and explain the challenges that exist for both court systems’ processes.

by Anisha Singh and Billy Corriher | Monday, August 8, 2016

Black Families Work More, Earn Less, and Face Difficult Child Care Choices

preschoolersWhile the child care crisis means all families have poor choices, African American families have even fewer options.

by Rasheed Malik and Jamal Hagler | Friday, August 5, 2016

Voting Rights Victories Are Pyrrhic but Worth Celebrating

voter idCourts have overturned several state-level voter suppression laws, but the cases should never have been necessary in the first place.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, August 4, 2016

Infographic: How Could Boosting Wages Reduce Crime?

Raising the minimum wage and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit would not only boost income for struggling workers but also save American communities billions of dollars each year by reducing crime.

by Rachel West | Thursday, August 4, 2016

EITC Expansion for Childless Workers Would Save Billions—and Take a Bite Out of Crime

A woman makes juice article icon Issue Brief Boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit for workers without dependent children would result in a societal benefit of $1.7 billion to $3.3 billion each year from reduced crime and enhanced public safety alone.

by Rachel West | Thursday, August 4, 2016

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2016 Jobs Release

food service worker bars icon Charts Labor market outlooks should consider inequities, especially before an interest rate hike.

by Michael Madowitz, Juliana Vigorito, Annie McGrew | Thursday, August 4, 2016

Understanding the Limitations of Autonomous Vehicles and the Need for Public Transportation

self-driving carAutonomous vehicles will complement traditional high-capacity public transportation in large metropolitan regions.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, August 4, 2016

LaQuita’s Story: How Unemployment Insurance Helped Make Ends Meet Between Jobs

play_alt icon Video This video tells LaQuita's story of how unemployment insurance helped make ends meet for her and her family and shows why the program needs to be strengthened.

by Andrew Satter | Wednesday, August 3, 2016