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CBO Releases Estimates of Health Costs and Coverage in Reconciliation Legislation

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released estimates for the health care coverage provisions in the House reconciliation bill. CBO...

Health Savings Can Help Pay for Reconciliation

Policymakers are continuing to negotiate the "Build Back Better Act" reconciliation package and the overall size and scope of both the tax and...

Limiting the Cost of Medicare Expansion

As Congress negotiates proposals for Medicare benefit expansions, it should consider ways to limit their costs by either dropping the expansions...

Event Recap: What's Going on With the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds?

On September 1, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted “What’s Going on With the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds.” The event...

Analysis of the 2021 Medicare Trustees' Report

The Social Security and Medicare Trustees released their annual reports on the long-term financial state of those programs. The reports are the first...

Trustees Show Limited Time to Save Social Security and Medicare

Today, the Social Security and Medicare Trustees released their annual reports on the state of the trust funds. The Trustees find that Medicare’s...

Trustees: Social Security & Medicare Approaching Insolvency

The Social Security (our analysis here ) and Medicare (our analysis here ) Trustees just released their annual reports for 2021 on the financial...

Representative Suozzi Introduces the WISH Act

Representative Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) recently introduced the WISH Act, which aims to provide catastrophic long-term care insurance for older Americans...

Two Ways to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

High and rising prescription drug costs are contributing to the budgetary pressure faced by the federal government. Also, a significant number of...