Projected Medicare Spending Already Came Down by Half a Trillion

By: Wednesday February 20, 2013 12:36 pm

A funny thing happened while Washington debated how Medicare benefits must be cut to reduce long-term projected spending. Three years of extremely slow growth naturally reduced projected Medicare spending by a substantial amount. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, projected Medicare spending is now roughly half a trillion lower than it was [...]

Looking at Our Budget and Our Actual Needs

By: Friday April 6, 2012 8:20 am

If you are truly worried about the budget deficit, which is an idiotic thing to actually be worried about at a time of incredibly low government borrowing rates and high unemployment, the place to start would be looking at the basic outline of the federal budget. From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: As [...]

As With SCHIP, Major Health Care Reform Is Possible Through Reconciliation

By: Wednesday January 27, 2010 11:10 am

Finally, everyone is starting to admit that real health care reform was always possible using reconciliation. After months of telling the “dirty hippies” they simply don’t understand the complex nature of the Senate, the loss of one Democratic Senate seat seems to have changed everyone’s tune. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a [...]