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A Comprehensive Plan To Manufacture, Finance, and Distribute a COVID-19 Vaccine
By the CAP Health Policy Team

Only a National Strategy To Combat COVID-19 Can Ensure a Full Economic Recovery
A New Strategy To Contain the Coronavirus
A Communications Strategy to End the COVID-19 Pandemic
How Biden’s Coronavirus Plan Funds and Supports State Vaccination Efforts
How Americans Envision a More Perfect Union
By John Halpin, Brian Katulis, Peter Juul, Karl Agne, and Nisha Jain May 26, 2021
A new study of U.S. public opinion shows a common path forward for the country based on national economic development and a more cooperative politics.
REPORT
Optimizing Distribution of American Rescue Plan Funds To Stabilize Child Care
By MK FalgoutMay 17, 2021
Community-based intermediary organizations can help states quickly deliver the American Rescue Plan’s $24 billion child care relief and stabilization fund to child care providers.
ISSUE BRIEF
Using Bulk Purchasing To Lower Prescription Drug Prices
By Thomas WaldropMay 12, 2021
Bulk purchasing of prescription drugs would allow federal and state governments to better respond to epidemics—including opioid addiction and HIV/AIDS—and pandemics such as COVID-19.
REPORT
Only Half of U.S. States Have Active Worksharing Programs
By Malkie Wall and Lily RobertsMay 10, 2021
Half of U.S. states are missing out on an opportunity to maintain connections between employers and workers during economic downturns.
COLUMN
Employers Can Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
By Emily Gee and Nicole RapfogelMay 10, 2021
Until the United States achieves a higher rate of immunity, the coronavirus remains a threat to public health and the nation’s economic recovery.
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Public Options Will Improve Health Equity Across the Country
By Nicole Rapfogel and Maura CalsynMay 5, 2021
Heath reforms to expand coverage and lower costs can be designed to also address health inequities and disparities.
ISSUE BRIEF
Why DACA Matters
By Claudia Flores and Nicole Prchal SvajlenkaApril 29, 2021
DACA continues to be a lifeline for its beneficiaries, their families, and communities across the nation.
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Help Is Here Weekly Roundup: How the American Rescue Plan Benefits State and Local Governments
April 19, 2021
See CAP Action’s weekly roundup of local stories and social media highlights from elected officials across the United States on how the American Rescue Plan is benefiting their communities.
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Preventing and Removing Barriers to Housing Security for People With Criminal Convictions
By Jaboa LakeApril 14, 2021
Policymakers must take long-overdue action to undo intentionally harmful housing policies that discriminate against people with criminal records and perpetuate racial discrimination.
COLUMN
Reversing a Decade of Domestic Disinvestment
By Seth Hanlon and Lorena RoqueMarch 30, 2021
President Biden’s FY 2022 budget request must address years of cuts and underinvestment in critical government functions.
COLUMN
Policies To Improve Health Insurance Coverage as America Recovers From COVID-19
By Emily Gee and Thomas WaldropMarch 11, 2021
The American Rescue Plan expands health coverage and affordability for millions of people as the country climbs out of the coronavirus crisis.
ISSUE BRIEF
American Rescue Plan Could Help Prevent State Public Higher Education Cuts
By Victoria YuenMarch 10, 2021
States cut funding for public higher education by $1.9 billion this year; they must take advantage of state and local aid in the latest stimulus bill to avoid budget cuts next year.
ISSUE BRIEF
Americans Want the Federal Government To Help People in Need
By John Halpin, Karl Agne, and Nisha Jain March 10, 2021
Results from a national survey of registered voters shed light on how Americans view the importance of the social safety net and other economic policies amid the coronavirus pandemic.
REPORT
The Direct Cash Assistance and Tax Cuts in the American Rescue Plan Act
By Seth Hanlon and Galen HendricksMarch 9, 2021
Cash benefits and tax cuts provided through the ARPA will help lay the groundwork for a rapid economic recovery.
COLUMN
Latinos Face Disproportionate Health and Economic Impacts From COVID-19
By Ryan Zamarripa and Lorena RoqueMarch 5, 2021
Congress and the Biden administration must act quickly to minimize further harm during the COVID-19 pandemic—particularly for Latinos and other communities of color.
ISSUE BRIEF
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