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Major Trust Funds Headed for Insolvency Within 11 Years

A number of important federal programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, are financed through dedicated revenue sources and managed through...

Policymakers Must Work to Reduce Drug Prices

Efforts to advance a drug pricing bill similar to one the Senate Finance Committee passed last summer by a vote of 19-9 appear to have stalled ....

House Considers ACA Expansion and Drug Pricing Bill

Today, the House will consider legislation to expand the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and lower prescription drug prices...

Robert Reischauer and Charles Blahous: Letter from Former Trustees of Social Security and Medicare

The 2020 annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare trustees underscore the increasingly urgent need for legislative corrections to both...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Will Cost $192 Billion

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scored the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ( FFCRA ), the second of three packages enacted...

Choices for Financing Medicare for All

Proposals to adopt a single-payer health care system – commonly called Medicare for All – have become increasingly popular. Such proposals, which...

Policymakers Should Act Quickly and Responsibly to Boost the Economy

For Immediate Release The threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has spooked markets and appears likely to significantly weaken the economy on...

Lawmakers Release Emergency Funding Request on Coronavirus

Appropriators released today their $8.3 billion emergency funding bill to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, $5.8 billion more than the $2.5 billion...

How Will Candidate Plans Affect Total Health Costs?

We recently updated our estimates of the budgetary impacts of health care reform plans put forward by 2020 presidential candidates Joe Biden, Bernie...