Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Health Care

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What's in President Biden's American Families Plan?

This evening, President Joe Biden will unveil the third part of his ambitious “Build Back Better” agenda, the American Families Plan. According to...

TRUST Act has Bipartisan, Bicameral Reintroduction

Last week, a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers 

Event Recap: New Ideas to Lower Health Care Costs

On Wednesday, March 17, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted a virtual event “

Ten Options to Secure the Medicare Trust Fund

The Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI), or Part A, trust fund is expected to be only five years from insolvency and faces a $515 billion net funding

Capping Hospital Prices

High hospital prices are a leading driver of high and rising costs in the U.S.

Reducing Medicare Advantage Overpayments

The Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which allows Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in federally-funded private health insurance plans, is an increa
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Three Ways to Lower Health Care Costs

There is broad agreement on the need to address high and rising health care costs and a growing consensus on potential sources of savings.
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Opportunities for Bipartisanship in a Divided Government

In 2021, the United States is likely to operate with divided or near-divided government.

The Cost of the Trump and Biden Campaign Plans

Whoever is inaugurated on January 20, 2021, will face many fiscal challenges over his term. Under current law, trillion-dollar annual budget deficits...
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CBO Projects Major Trust Fund Exhaustions on the Horizon

A number of important federal programs — including Social Security and Medicare — are financed through dedicated revenue sources and

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