Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Health Care

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Reducing Medicare Advantage Overpayments

The Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which allows Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in federally-funded private health insurance plans, is an...

Equalizing Medicare Payments Regardless of Site-of-Care

Currently, the Medicare program pays higher rates for medical services performed in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) than it pays for the same...

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. At the...

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 managed through...

Understanding Joe Biden's 2020 Health Care Plan

Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden has proposed a significant agenda to address health care coverage and costs. He...

$412 Billion in COVID Funds Are Earmarked for the Health Industry

Our state-of-the-art interactive COVID Money Tracker tool can be used to see that at least $412 billion of COVID releif funds have been earmarked for...

Major Trust Funds Headed for Insolvency Within 11 Years

A number of important federal programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, are financed through dedicated revenue sources and managed through...

Policymakers Must Work to Reduce Drug Prices

Efforts to advance a drug pricing bill similar to one the Senate Finance Committee passed last summer by a vote of 19-9 appear to have stalled ....

House Considers ACA Expansion and Drug Pricing Bill

Today, the House will consider legislation to expand the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and lower prescription drug prices...