According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities CCBPP, the carnage in state budgets will worsen. The primary benefits of this policy are macroeconomicsaving jobs, preventing program cuts, and making sure that states don't worsen consumer purchasing power by regressively raising taxes in a recession. The CBPP reports that 21 states have cut low-income health insurance or reduced access to health care; 22 states and the District of Columbia are cutting medical, rehabilitative, and homecare services for low-income people who are elderly or disabled.
States of Distress Robert Kuttner The American Prospect; Sep 2009; 20, 7; Docstoc pg. 3 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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