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14th Heinz Award recipients are announced

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The Heinz Family Foundation says five Americans have been selected to receive a $250,000 award in the memory of the late U.S. Sen. John Heinz, R-Pa.

Report: U.S. poverty getting worse

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Median U.S. household income rose modestly in 2005, while the poverty rate remained unchanged, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said Tuesday. For the first time, median income was lower in the fourth year of an economic recovery -- and poverty w

U.S. federal aid use skyrocketing

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Government spending on U.S. federal benefits such as college aid, food stamps and health care has soared to record levels, a USA Today analysis shows.

HealthBiz: States on Medicaid hot seat

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- President Bush's fiscal 2006 health budget could mean some uncomfortable discussions between the government and states on Medicaid funding.
ELLEN BECK

HealthBiz: Economy fuels uninsured numbers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- New U.S. Census Bureau numbers showing an increase in the uninsured point to the economy as the big factor.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Medicare privatization language softens

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The congressional conference committee working on a new Medicare bill reportedly is softening controversial language that would privatize the senior health insurance program in 2010, but the effort still might not be enough to sway angry Democrats, who op
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

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U.S. food programs 'make the poor obese'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. government's food aid programs for low-income people are contributing to the high obesity rates of America's poor, according to the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tanks Correspondent

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Think Tank: Bush economic plan fails test

An economic stimulus package ideally provides fiscal relief to debt-plagued states, enhances unemployment insurance and strengthens jobless benefits, and the president's $674 billion plan fails to deliver on all counts, analysts at the Center on Budget an
AL SWANSON, United Press International

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Robert Greenstein, of the Center on Budget Policy Priorities, speaks to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus about the risks of privatizing Social Security for America's Latino population during a forum on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 25, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Robert Greenstein is founder and executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), a Washington, DC think tank that focuses on federal and state fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. According to his CBPP bio, Greenstein is "an expert on the federal budget and in particular, the impact of tax and budget proposals on low-income people".

Greenstein was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1996. In 1994, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. Prior to founding the Center, Greenstein was Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service at the United States Department of Agriculture under President Jimmy Carter.

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