RELEASE: New Report Finds State Innovations in Health Care Are Lowering Costs While Maintaining or Improving Quality of Care

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report on the impact of major state payment and delivery system reforms to lower health care costs. The report, "Evaluating State Innovations to Reduce Health Care Costs," looks at the results to date of different payment and delivery system reforms being implemented by Arkansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, and...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the March 2018 Employment Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the March 2018 employment situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: With financial markets showing increased volatility, job growth in March was underwhelming, with 103,000 jobs added and the unemployment rate holding steady at 4.1 percent.  Despite the promises made by President Trump...

EVENT ADVISORY: How ‘Work Requirement’ Proposals Would Take Health Insurance, Food, and Housing Away from Struggling Workers

Washington, D.C. — Taking away food, shelter, and health care from jobless workers won’t solve the labor market problems they face, yet that is exactly what President Donald Trump and some of his colleagues in the U.S. Congress are proposing to do. While they call their proposals “work requirements,” what these policies would do in...

RELEASE: Gaps in College Spending Shortchange Students of Color in California

Washington, D.C. — Black and Latinx students are more likely to attend public institutions of higher education that spend less to educate them, according to a new analysis released today from the Center for American Progress. If these spending gaps were erased, $5 billion more would be spent annually to educate black and Latinx students. On...

RELEASE: Gaps in College Spending Shortchange Students of Color in Louisiana

Washington, D.C. — Black and Latinx students are more likely to attend public institutions of higher education that spend less to educate them, according to a new analysis released today from the Center for American Progress. If these spending gaps were erased, $5 billion more would be spent annually to educate black and Latinx students....

RELEASE: Gaps in College Spending Shortchange Students of Color in Texas

Washington, D.C. — Black and Latinx students are more likely to attend public institutions of higher education that spend less to educate them, according to a new analysis released today from the Center for American Progress. If these spending gaps were erased, $5 billion more would be spent annually to educate black and Latinx students. On...

RELEASE: Gaps in College Spending Shortchange Students of Color

Washington, D.C. — Black and Latinx students are more likely to attend public institutions of higher education that spend less to educate them, according to a new analysis released today from the Center for American Progress. If these spending gaps were erased, $5 billion more would be spent annually to educate black and Latinx students....

STATEMENT: All Hat, No Cattle: Trump Can Call Up the National Guard, But They Won’t Have Much to Do, Says CAP’s Tom Jawetz

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump announced still-undeveloped plans to deploy the National Guard to “protect” the border. Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Trump’s plan is a terrible idea for multiple reasons. To begin with, the National Guard won’t have much to do...

RELEASE: The Cautionary Tale of Gun Violence in Iowa

Washington, D.C. — A report released today from the Center for American Progress and Progress Iowa offers new insights into the efforts to prevent gun violence in Iowa as well as how those efforts are falling short. Despite strong state gun laws and among the lowest gun death rates in the nation, Iowa has begun to slide...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Ben Miller on Education Department’s Decision to Restore ACICS as Federally Recognized College Accreditor

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that her department will temporarily restore the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), the formerly terminated for-profit college accreditor, as a federally recognized accrediting agency following a court review. In 2016, the department ruled that ACICS, one of the nation’s largest college watchdogs, had been so...

STATEMENT: Nearly 12 Million People Signed Up for Coverage, Despite Congress and President Trump’s Repeated Efforts to Sabotage the ACA

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Health Insurance Exchanges2018 Open Enrollment Period Final Report. The report showed that 11.8 million individuals signed up for coverage during the open enrollment period for 2018. Sam Berger, senior adviser at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement in response to the...

RELEASE: Trump Administration’s Religious Liberty Guidance Would Allow Discrimination in Dozens of Federal Programs, New Report Says

Washington, D.C. — Obama-era rules prohibiting discrimination in dozens of federal programs could be undermined by the Trump administration’s controversial guidance on religious liberty, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress and Columbia Law School’s Public Rights/Private Conscience Project. The report’s authors identified at least 87 regulations, 16 agency guidance documents, and...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Christy Goldfuss Says Pruitt’s Shameful Reversal of Clean Car Standards Confirms It’s Time to ‘Boot Pruitt’

Washington, D.C. — Following reports that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to reverse America’s clean car standards, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Scott Pruitt has made the shameful decision to roll back common-sense clean car standards that would...