CBO Score

August 16, 2017

The case for cost-sharing reductions

Stymied in his efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump has threatened repeatedly to withhold the federal subsidy payments to health insurers that reduce the cost of copayments and deductibles that keep coverage affordable for people with low incomes.

Number of the Day

4  -  Number of poor families with children receiving TANF cash assistance out of every 100 poor families with children in Louisiana - the lowest percentage in the nation. (Source: The Urban Institute)
May 25, 2017

Looking for leverage

Looking for leverage in the ongoing debate over Louisiana’s budget shortfall and the impending fiscal cliff, a bloc of Louisiana’s Democrats struck down a construction financing bill, which requires a two-thirds vote in order to pass.

Number of the Day

23 million - Number of people who would lose health insurance coverage if the House-passed AHCA becomes law. (Source: Congressional Budget Office)
May 4, 2017

A mixed day for equal pay

The House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations has traditionally been a tough place for bills that seek to help workers.

Number of the Day

0.48 percent - Average annual increase in state spending, from 2007-08 to 2017-18, when all means of finance are counted. (Source: Louisiana House Fiscal Division).
March 24, 2017

Health care judgment day

Lacking enough support to pass their deeply flawed health-care bill, House Republicans postponed the planned Thursday vote until this afternoon.