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CMS Takes Some Steps to Improve Medicare Payments

Over the past two months, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed or issued several new rules aimed at reducing costs and...
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Proposed Senate Point of Order Would Limit Health Care Proposals in Budget Reconciliation

For Immediate Release Today, 12 senators introduced a proposal that would establish a new Senate point of order to restrict the types of changes...
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House to Vote on $90 Billion of Tax Cuts

The House of Representatives is voting this week on three bills targeting health care-related tax provisions and expanding the use of...
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Ways and Means Committee Considering $92 Billion of Tax Cuts

The House Ways and Means Committee today is marking up a package of 11 tax bills related to health care. The Joint Committee on Taxation (...
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Health Care Spending in the Long-Term Outlook

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) long-term outlook shows debt reaching an all-time record as a share of GDP by 2034 and nearly doubling as a...
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Concerned Actuaries Group Publishes New Analyses on Health Care System’s Sustainability

Last month, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Concerned Actuaries Group launched the American Health Care Initiative, a...
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Medicare Advantage Proposal Reforms Benefits and the Bidding Process

The Medicare Trustees recently delivered a reminder of the importance of reducing Medicare costs. As Steven M. Lieberman, Loren Adler,...
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Analysis of the 2018 Medicare Trustees' Report

The Medicare Trustees have released their 2018 report on the financial status of Medicare. The report shows that Medicare spending will increase...

Mitch Daniels: That Entitlements Can is Getting Heavier, and We’re Running Out of Road

Mitch Daniels is the president of Purdue University, a former governor of Indiana, a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and a co...
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American Health Care: Health Spending and the Federal Budget

The United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world, and a large share of that spending comes from the federal...

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