The Brookings Institute

September 19, 2017

Cassidy bill “uniquely and disproportionately” hurts Louisiana

Sen. Bill Cassidy’s ACA repeal and replace proposal is the center of attention on Capitol Hill this week. As the Senate barrels toward a possible vote next week, it’s becoming increasingly clear how harmful the bill would be for Louisiana.

Number of the Day

$5.04 - Amount of wealth the average black family in America accumulates for every $100 in wealth accumulated by the average white family. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey via The Upshot Blog)
August 2, 2017

Bridging the partisan divide

With the failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care,  efforts are now underway in Congress to stabilize the individual health insurance marketplaces.

Number of the Day

71 -  Percent of Americans that would rather see Republicans in Congress work with Democrats to make improvements to the Affordable Care Act instead of repealing the law. (Source: Kaiser Family Foundation)
April 18, 2017

Here comes the CAT

The centerpiece of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ tax reform plan - a new tax on corporate sales, or Commercial Activity Tax - was revealed late Monday with the filing of House Bill 628 by Rep. Sam Jones of Franklin.

Number of the Day

15.1 -  Number of days the state could stay afloat using all of the money in the Rainy Day Fund, down from 69.3 days in 2007 (Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts)