Health Care

Selective Triggering

We think triggers can be helpful in budgeting, by providing a back-up plan for when estimates prove wrong or conditions change, and by helping...

The Deficit Pledge

"I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future. Period.”That is a clear cut pledge, and a...

Some Highlights from Obama's Health Care Speech

A few minutes ago, President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress to discuss health care reform. Although he talked about a wide array of...

Those 'Health Care Gimmicks' Are Still Out There

Today, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation released a Lewin Group analysis of the current House health care reform bill (America’s Affordable...

What We'd Like to Hear in the President's Speech Tonight

1. Health reform is first and foremost about controlling costs – There are three major problems people would like to solve through health...

Pandering to Seniors

Responsible budgeting is always challenging – but it is particularly so when the discussion centers on certain “third rail" issues...

Fiscal Space, Stimulus and Entitlement Cuts

Given the weak economy, how do we balance our need for economic stimulus now with our need to get our fiscal house in order to prevent the age and...

Taxing the Middle Class

August 4 - Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs reiterated the administration's pledge not to raise taxes on Americans earning less...
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CRFB Release Urges Health Care Cost Controls

July 30 - Yesterday, CRFB put out a release urging policymakers to focus on controlling costs associated with current health care reform efforts. The...

House and Senate Move Closer to Health Care Reform

July 29 - Both the House and Senate announced today that influential legislators had helped negotiate compromises aimed at pushing health care reform...

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