Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP)

The Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy institute committed to improving public policies to better the economic and social conditions of low- and moderate-income Texans. The Center pursues this mission through independent research, policy analysis and development, public education, advocacy, coalition-building and technical assistance. See below for more information about CPPP’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!


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  • KidsWell Texas Responds to Exchange Open Enrollment Kick-Off!!

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    TX: Texas Well and Healthy (TWH) held a live tweet chat with Texas health coverage experts and MomsRising to help answer questions about the opening of the new Health Insurance Marketplace. In addition, TWH published a blog post highlighting the open enrollment period and issued a newsletter which included talking points to urge individuals to spread the word about the benefits of the Marketplace.


    The Center for Public Policy Priorities’ (CPPP) Associate Director, Anne Dunkelberg issued a statement highlighting the roll-out of health care reform.  In addition, CPPP’s website now provides links to a number of resources Texans can use to help answer questions they may have regarding health insurance, including the Kaiser Family Foundations Subsidy Calculator that gives personalized estimates of the premium rates and subsidies Texans can expect to see.


    Children’s Defense Fund – Texas featured information as to how individuals can apply for coverage through the Federally-facilitated Exchange on its home page


  • CPPP Presented Testimony at Joint Hearing on ACA

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    Center for Public Policy and Priorities (CPPP) presented testimony to an interim joint hearing of the Texas House Public Health and House Insurance Committee on the ACA. Anne Dunkelberg, CPPP Associate Director, provided an overview on the state’s health care spending, ACA implementation and how the ACA is benefiting Texans. In addition, CPPP Senior Policy Analyst Stacey Pogue testified about the steps the state needs to take to define the Essential Health Benefits (EHBs) package.
  • CPPP Published Documents on Essential Health Benefits

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    The Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) authored two documents related to Essential Health Benefits. One document provides an overview of EHB and children’s issues while the other gives a comparison of CHIP benefits and their possible limitations as EHB benchmarks.

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