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Immigrants and Public Benefits: What Does the Research Say?

Immigration / Research December 5, 2018

This literature review attempts to discern where the preponderance of research lies on immigrant use of public benefits.

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Immigration’s Effect on the Social Security System

Economy / Research November 21, 2018

Immigration can mitigate the challenges of an underfunded Social Security System by providing additional workers to support the growing ranks of retirees.

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An Immigration Patchwork in the States

Immigration / Research November 15, 2018

An increasing number of states have enacted their own immigration laws, seeking to regulate issues related to education, enforcement, and employment within their states.

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2018 Primary Election Turnout and Reforms

Governance / Research November 15, 2018

Examination of turnout during the 2018 primary elections, conducted in 49 states and D.C., compared with turnout during the 2014 and 2010 midterm election cycles.

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Improving Care for Patients with Serious Illness: Part Two

Health / Research November 6, 2018

The second report in a two-part series that offers analysis and recommendations to improve support for family caregivers and create a more sustainable direct care workforce.

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Deficit Tracker

Economy / Research October 25, 2018

BPC’s economic policy team analyzes the government’s running budget deficit on a monthly basis, using data from the Congressional Budget Office’s Monthly Budget Review.

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House Rules Data

Donald R. Wolfensberger / Research October 11, 2018

Rules data on the 112th, 113th, 114th, and 115th Congresses, compiled by BPC resident scholar Donald Wolfensberger.

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Improving Care for Patients with Serious Illness: Part One

Health / Research October 10, 2018

This first report focuses on changes to Medicare payment and delivery models as well as improvements in access to care through telehealth.

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Barriers to Using Government Data

Nick Hart, Kody Carmody / Research October 10, 2018

Additional findings from an extended analysis of the commission’s survey, delving deeper into the barriers and priorities acknowledged by surveyed federal offices.

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The New Middle on Immigration: The View from Texas

Immigration / Research October 5, 2018

Partnering with the SMU’s Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center, we looked specifically at Texans’ views on the U.S. immigration system.

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