Stacey Pogue

ACA Repeal Scheme is Back with a New, Terrible Twist

Media outlets are reporting that two members of Congress – the leaders of the far-right Freedom Caucus and the moderate Tuesday Group, both composed of Republican members—have agreed to an amendment for the stalled U.S. House’s Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) repeal bill. The amendment would make a bad bill worse by gutting protections […]


Eva DeLuna Castro

TX House & Senate Budgets Side by Side

CPPP recommends that the conference committee members adopt the best elements of each budget proposal to most effectively support health care, education and other essential programs and services that benefit all Texans.


Melissa McChesney

New ACA Marketplace Rules, Good for Insurance Companies Bad for Consumers

On April 13, 2017 the Department of Health and Human Services released its final “marketplace stabilization” rule. (You may remember that we blogged about the proposed rules when they were released in February.) Regardless of that title, the Marketplace showed signs of stabilization in 2016 under current law. The administration could have capitalized on that progress but instead these rules just fulfill […]


Ann Beeson

College students deserve to learn, not fear deportation

We call on elected leaders to vote no on SB 4, and to support an amendment that would remove campus police from the bill. Instead of frightening college students and families, let’s return to our strong tradition of embracing immigrant culture and leading the nation with common-sense policies that provide a pathway to opportunity for young people of all backgrounds.