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November 2007: The Urban Institute's Randy Capps, lead author of the report, acknowledges that some workers withhold information because they fear the children will be taken into custody or placed in foster homes.


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy Organization Dec 30, 2005
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Tax Policy Center Organization Feb 7, 2008
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Prof. Rosanne Altshuler Ph.D. Person May 4, 2010
Organization Executive (past or present) Elizabeth T. Boris Person Dec 30, 2005
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Randolph Capps Person Sep 7, 2004
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Rudolph G. Penner Person May 7, 2006
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Isabel V. Sawhill Person Mar 1, 2006
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) C. Eugene Steuerle Person Dec 27, 2005

Articles and Resources

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Sep 02, 2009 The Fix Is In: The hidden public-private cartel that sets health care prices.

QUOTE: Fundamentally, the entire payment model of American health care drives medical centers, doctors, and hospital managers to push for more fancy procedures at the expense of primary care doctors.

Aug 23, 2009 Calls to tax junk food gain ground: A surcharge on cigarettes has helped curb smoking, but will the same tactic work to fight obesity?

QUOTE: To make a significant dent in escalating rates of obesity, taxes would have to be steep and widespread.

Los Angeles Times
Jun 23, 2009 Bringing Down the House: The sobering lessons of health reform in Massachusetts. (Prescriptions)

QUOTE: Despite having health insurance, roughly one in 10 [Massachusetts] state residents still failed to fill prescriptions, ended up with unpaid medical bills, or skipped needed medical care for financial reasons. Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent to insure more Massachusetts citizens, but many people still weren't getting necessary care.

Oct 29, 2008 Solutions to the health care problem

QUOTE: Is health care a right or a responsibility? During the third presidential debate, Barack Obama declared it to be a right, while John McCain called it a responsibility.
Nov 01, 2007 Workplace raids ensnare kids in net, too

QUOTE: For every two illegal immigrants arrested in a workplace raid, at least one child feels the effect...In some cases, children spend at least one night without a parent and are handed off in a mad scramble to babysitters or relatives...

Apr 02, 2007 Pleading to Stay a Family: Raids on Illegal Immigrants Have Their U.S.-Born Children Fearing Separation -- and Some Are Lobbying Capitol Hill

QUOTE: As the government's crackdown on illegal immigrant workers has intensified in recent months, so have the consequences for a large subgroup of U.S. citizens: American-born children of illegal immigrants...Until recently, their parents' illegal status had limited impact on these children's lives, because, although every year hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants are detained attempting to cross the U.S. border, once they make it in, they are rarely caught.

Washington Post
Mar 08, 2007 In Miami, a tangled tale of lost public housing: The US is set to take control of a local agency amid charges that millions in public money were wasted or stolen.

QUOTE: ...only 60 of the 237 projects funded with about $5.7 billion of government money nationwide have been completed. Meanwhile, many displaced families who were given [Section 8] vouchers to help them pay rent in the private sector lost their benefits through complications in the system.

Christian Science Monitor
Sep 05, 2006 Number of Uninsured Children Rises: Census Figures Show 8.3 Million Youths Lacked Health Coverage in 2005

QUOTE: The discouraging development surprised some health experts, who attributed the change to budget crunches that led some states to curtail enrollment of children in government-subsidized plans and steady declines in the number of people who receive health insurance through their jobs.

Washington Post
Aug 21, 2006 A Decade After Welfare Overhaul, a Shift in Policy and Perception

QUOTE: Conservatives are pushing for stiffer work requirements and for more attention to marriage as an antidote to poverty. Many moderates and liberals want to broaden support for poor workers by providing more money for child care, more access to unemployment insurance and higher minimum wages. And many experts say the states have yet to come to grips with the group of single mothers whose lives are so troubled that they are unlikely to hold steady jobs.

New York Times