Health Care

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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New CBO Reports on Health Care Reform

July 27 - This weekend, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released two very significant reports, Additional Information Regarding the Effects of...
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Obama Interview with the Washington Post

July 24 - Read Fred Hiatt's excellent interview with President Obama on health care reform and the need to deal with the fiscal crisis....
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CRFB Releases "Health Care and the Federal Budget"

July 21 - Today the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget released "Health Care and the Federal Budget," which looks at the state of...

CBO Estimates House Health Care Bill

July 18 - Yesterday, the CBO released preliminary cost estimates for the House Tri-Committee health care reform bill. According to the CBO, the bill...
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Administration Urges Creation of Independent Medicare Advisory Council to Help Control Costs

July 17 - Today OMB Director Orszag urged Speaker Pelosi to support a Base Realignment And Closure-like (BRAC) process for reviewing Medicare changes...
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Costs and Offsets in the House Tri-Committee Health Care Reform Plan

July 14 - Earlier today, House Democrats released a draft of the America's Affordable Health Choices Act , along with a series of summary documents...

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