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How to Reduce Medicare Spending Without Cutting Benefits

During the 2016 presidential campaign, President Trump argued against making cuts to Social Security and Medicare. At the time, we showed that...
May 12, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Factchecking Trump's Interview with The Economist

This week's issue of The Economist featured an interview with President Donald Trump covering economic, health, tax, and trade policy.  We...
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Does AHCA Make Tax Reform Easier?

Much of the news coverage on the interplay between health care and tax reform claims the failure to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) makes...
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Dan Crippen: Why the CBO’s health bill numbers matter — even if they’re imperfect

Dan Crippen served as the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1999 to 2003 and is currently a member of the board of the Committee for a...
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What We Know About the “Third Prong” of the Republicans’ Health Care Plan

Update (3/27/2017): After publication, CBO released a score for H.R. 1215 - the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017. This blog has been updated to...
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AHCA Manager's Amendments Will Likely Cut Deficit Reduction in Half

The House Rules Committee released two manager's amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) late Monday evening in advance of their scheduled...
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AHCA Saves Money, But Could Make Getting to Balance Harder

Update (3/23/2017): These numbers are relevant for the original version of the American Health Care Act. An amended version was released on...
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What CBO Says About the House Obamacare Replacement

Update (3/21/2017): These numbers are relevant for the original version of the American Health Care Act. An amended version was released on March 20...
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Statement on CBO Score of Health Legislation

Moments ago, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its initial score and analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – the House...
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Options to Replace the ACA Cadillac Tax

As policymakers debate repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare"), disagreement remains over how to address the ACA's "...

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