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The American Health Care Act Turns Right-Side Up Tax Credits Upside Down

The American Health Care Act Turns Right-Side Up Tax Credits Upside Down

By Chad Bolt on 03/23/2017

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) keeps the basic approach of using tax credits to help Americans afford health insurance, but flips it in a very significant way: the tax credits would be based primarily on age, not income.

The Need to Defend Promising Efforts to Protect the Retirement Security of Millions of Workers

The Need to Defend Promising Efforts to Protect the Retirement Security of Millions of Workers

By Anju Chopra on 03/22/2017

Estimates suggest that more than half the workers in this country have no employer-sponsored retirement plans. This amounts to tens of millions of people with little or nothing to retire on.

EITC: Enhancing Health and Wealth

EITC: Enhancing Health and Wealth

By Chad Bolt and Joanna Ain on 03/21/2017

We know that the EITC improves economic outcomes for workers and educational outcomes for children. Now is the time to protect and expand this critical program.

Skinny Budget Starves Critical Programs

Skinny Budget Starves Critical Programs

President Trump released his “skinny budget” earlier today – a document that is both a broad outline of his priorities and a troubling budget forecast for low- and moderate-income families trying to get ahead.

Building on What Works: Congress Can Strengthen the EITC by Expanding and Simplifying Eligibility

Building on What Works: Congress Can Strengthen the EITC by Expanding and Simplifying Eligibility

By Chad Bolt on 03/15/2017

If Congress and the Trump Administration want to make the tax code work for working people they will focus on turning our upside down tax code right side up.

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