Build Back Better: Child Care Subsidies and Universal Pre-K
The Build Back Better Act (BBBA) includes $120 billion in funding for child care and more than $60 billion for universal preschool programs.
Nutrition Provisions in Build Back Better
The Build Back Better Act includes several provisions aimed at improving children's access to nutrition, primarily by expanding access to and support for school meal programs.
Key Health Policy Provisions of the Build Back Better Act
Executive Summary The House of Representatives could vote as early as next week on the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). The BBBA contains a vast array of health policies and spending. This paper highlights some of the most significant health-related…
The Build Back Better Act’s Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Drug Policies
Take this with a grain of salt, but next week the House of Representatives could vote on President Biden’s 2,000 page, $1.75-$2 trillion—no one seems sure—Build Back Better Act (BBBA). Included in the current BBBA is a series of last-minute drug…
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Health Policy and Build Back Better
The 2020 presidential campaign featured many enormous health proposals – Medicare for All, public options, and others. The early versions of what has become the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) featured expanding Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies and making them…
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Eakinomics: The Price of Downsizing BBB
This past week the president unveiled the Build Back Better Framework (BBBF), the latest step in the House-Senate-Administration negotiations on reconciliation legislation to implement the president’s campaign promises. The BBBF included a significant revision to the health care provisions, which lowered the top-line cost, but increased cost per…
Build Back Better Version 27.3 (Beta)
This week the White House and Democratic moderates in the Senate reached an “agreement” on a broad “framework” for a $6 trillion, $3.5 trillion, $2 trillion, $1.5 trillion, $1.75 trillion (maybe) reconciliation bill to enact some of President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) social engineering initiatives. Many policies and pay-fors cherished by…
Creating a Health Coverage Cliff: Implications of Changes to Build Back Better’s Insurance Provision
Executive Summary The Build Back Better “Framework”—released by the White House on October 28—would extend the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021’s enhanced premium tax credits (PTCs) for individual market coverage under the Affordable Care Act, while also providing subsidized individual…
Immigration Provisions in Build Back Better
Executive Summary Immigration reform advocates continue to attempt to include provisions legalizing undocumented immigrants in the reconciliation legislation. The Congressional Budget Office’s cost estimate found that the original provisions would increase the federal deficit by more than $120 billion over…
Climate Implications of the BBBA’s EV Provisions
Executive Summary The Biden Administration has called for the increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) as part of its climate change agenda. The Build Back Better Act includes provisions that incentivize the adoption of EVs through tax credits which are…
Before the BBB, There Was the BURP: Reviewing the U.S. Experiment with Book Taxes in the 1980s
Congress is considering imposing a tax on the reported financial or “book” income of U.S. firms.
The Rhetoric vs The Reality of a Corporate Book Tax
Senators King, Warren, and Wyden have proposed a corporate minimum tax based on financial or “book” income.
The Ins and Outs of the Ways and Means Committee Reconciliation Legislation
House Committee on Ways and Means Democrats voted to report out 10 elements, or subtitles, of the forthcoming reconciliation bill that will comprise the domestic spending agenda known as the Build Back Better Act
Major Corporate Tax Changes Proposed by Ways and Means
House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal has proposed 25 new tax policies that would on net raise taxes on U.S. corporations by $963.6 billion over the next decade.
Methane Fees for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems
Executive Summary The Build Back Better Act includes various provisions aimed at addressing climate change, including a methane fee that would be in effect as of 2023. As proposed, the methane fee would be specifically targeted at the natural gas…
Three Key Takeaways from the CBO Cost Estimate of the Build Back Better Act
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its long-awaited cost estimate for the Build Back Better Act (BBBA).