Urban Institute

The pending rule changes, which will affect green card and visa applicants, are already hurting people, a new study found.
Trump's policies are having a ripple effect on the daily lives of even legal residents and U.S. citizens, according to a report from The Urban Institute.
His proposal would cut lifetime benefits between 3 and 10 percent and cost $10 billion a year.
The extra help unemployed people got during the Great Recession has emboldened states to mistreat them.
A new analysis breaks down the benefits in the Senate's health care bill.
They now make it clear that they didn't even try to estimate the costs of Sanders' (or our) single-payer proposals. Instead, they made up their own reform proposal and costed that out.
The Urban Institute released a "Prison Population Forecaster," which reveals some uncomfortable truths about the steps required to end mass incarceration.
As most of us prepare to gather with family, sharing meals and good times, we as a nation should look at how we value families and support the efforts made within families to provide for future generations.
Unfortunately for children's programs, Congress has chosen to subject the programs on the discretionary side of the budget to significant cuts and hard spending limits or "sequestration" in an effort to cut the federal budget deficit.
Maybe Americans are feeling better about their finances, as The Wall Street Journal puts it, but that figure is a downer
Lower health care costs can mean less pressure on government budgets and corporate ledgers, not to mention higher margins
To be clear, forcing millions of people to change insurance policies back then was plenty disruptive, far more so than the
It is a national disgrace that so many poor children live in the United States of America -- the world's richest economy. It doesn't have to be this way. It's costly. And it's the greatest threat to our future national, economic and military security.
As undocumented immigrants start applying for deportation reprieve, legal-aid and other immigrant-serving organizations will bear the brunt of helping these individuals. These groups will continue providing basic social services, as beneficiaries of the president's executive action will not have access to free health care.
The FBI cannot prosecute a case without a victim. If you have been a victim of the anonymous #GamerGate mob, let them know. The National Center for Victims of Crime can help too.
Children do not vote. And, if politicians are not listening and are taking actions contrary to the needs of children, voters must hold them accountable for their actions or inactions or we will fail our kids and our future.
Maybe it's worth asking if the numbers aren't the problem. Maybe the main problem in the U.S. economy at the moment is not structural, but psychological. Maybe America's got the blues, and that pessimism is keeping us down.
In the wake of the recent deaths at police hands of Michael Brown and so many others, people have rightly called for a thorough empirical analysis of how often and under what circumstances the police shoot civilians.