Health Care

Congress Debates Medicare Payment Patches

Update: Debate on this issue got pushed back until today in the Senate. CRFB recently released this press release on the issue: Don't Let...

Senate Finance Committee Passes Health Care Bill

 The Senate Finance Committee voted this afternoon 14-9 to pass the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009 out of Committee. Republican...

What About Cutting Spending?

In their oped in the Washington Post today, Henry Aaron and Isabel Sawhill argue that raising taxes will be necessary to close the fiscal gap and...

US Budget Watch Releases Paper Comparing Health Care Reform Plans

Today, US Budget Watch released a new paper, Comparing Health Care Plans: A Guide to Health Care Reform Proposals, highlighting the ten-year costs...

Finance Committee to Continue Work on Health Bill Next Week

This has been a big week in the Senate Finance Committee regarding work on the health care reform bill. The Committee endued many all-day sessions...

Chairman's Mark of Finance Committee Bill, and Proposed Amendments

Today, the Senate Finance Committee is continuing to mark-up the Committee’s health care reform bill. In total, the Committee is considering...

Comparing Costs of the Health Care Reform Bills

Click here for CRFB's latest comparison chart, along with interactive graphs, comparing the costs and savings of the bill passed by the House to the...

CBO Releases Analysis of Finance Committee Health Care Reform Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released the preliminary analysis of the completed specifications for the Finance Committee’s...

Opinion Piece on Budget Reform

Maya MacGuineas’ opinion piece in Roll Call, Reducing the Budget Deficit Requires More Than Just Health Care Reform, argues that: 1)...

The Second Ten Years

CQ reports that CBO is likely to score the costs of the Senate Finance Committee health care bill for the second ten year period. This is excellent...

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