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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.

by Zeke Emanuel, Allyson Y. Schwartz, Topher Spiro, Thomas Huelskoetter | Thursday, February 26, 2015

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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.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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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.

by Ruy Teixeira, William H. Frey, Rob Griffin | Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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.

by the Center for American Progress & National LGBTQ Task Force | Monday, February 23, 2015

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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.

by David A. Bergeron & Carmel Martin | Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Do More, Add More, Earn More

book_alt2 icon Report An examination of how 10 school districts are redesigning teacher compensation systems so the teachers who make a bigger difference get a bigger paycheck.

by Karen Hawley Miles, Kaitlin Pennington, David Bloom | Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Profiles: State and Tribal Grantees’ Innovation and Success in Implementing Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

article icon Fact Sheet The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting, or MIECHV, program provides critical support to high-risk children and families across the country by allowing states and tribal grantees to expand and improve evidence-based home visiting services.

by the Center for Law and Social Policy & the Center for American Progress | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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An Investment in Our Future

book_alt2 icon Report The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program provides critical support to high-risk children and families across the country by allowing state and tribal grantees to expand and improve evidence-based home visiting services.

by Stephanie Schmit, Christina Walker, Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Fact Sheets: Revitalizing Appalachia

article icon Fact Sheet By ensuring that coal companies mining on federal lands pay their fair share, the federal government could generate millions of dollars in new revenue that could be directed toward revitalizing Appalachian communities.

by Tiffany Germain | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fear, Inc. 2.0

book_alt2 icon Report An examination of the Islamophobia network’s efforts to spread misinformation and propaganda about Islam and American Muslims in the United States.

by Matthew Duss, Yasmine Taeb, Ken Gude, Ken Sofer | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security

article icon Issue Brief Rising earnings inequality, which has led to an upward redistribution of income, has taken a significant toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.

by Rebecca Vallas, Christian E. Weller, Rachel West, Jackie Odum | Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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Revitalizing Appalachia

book_alt2 icon Report Appalachian coal communities have faced decades of job losses, but policymakers can raise revenue to invest in these communities by ensuring that coal companies mining from federal lands pay their fair share.

by Gov. Ted Strickland, Greg Dotson, Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, February 9, 2015

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Access to Contraception for Women Serving in the Armed Forces

article icon Fact Sheet The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act and other policy changes are critical to address the reproductive health care inequities that women serving in the armed forces face.

by Julia Rugg & Donna Barry | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Men, Fathers, and Work-Family Balance

article icon Issue Brief While most the current research focuses on women and mother’s experiences balancing family life and paid employment, addressing the issues facing men and fathers is equally important to promoting greater equity at home and at work.

by Erin Rehel & Emily Baxter | Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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Fact Sheets: How the U.S. Supreme Court Could Affect Your State

article icon Fact Sheet A ruling for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell would take away quality, affordable health care from millions of Americans.

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