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Primary Care: Estimating Democratic Candidates’ Health Plans

Health care is the single largest part of the federal budget and a key driver of our unsustainably rising national debt. Rising health care costs...

New Infographics on 2020 Candidates' Health Plans

We have updated these infographics – originally published on February 7 – to reflect a new set of proposals released on February 24 by Senator...

The President's Budget Saves Medicare $600 Billion While Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs

Last year, numerous politicians and outlets repeated the false and misleading claim that the President’s FY 2020 budget cut Medicare benefits by $845...

Budget Deal Shows Bipartisan Failure of Leadership

For Immediate Release Later today, President Trump is expected to sign into law a $1.4 trillion spending package, appropriated through two bipartisan...

Appropriations Deal Will Cost $2.1 Trillion Over 20 Years

The appropriations deal's numerous deficit-increasing policies, most notably its permanent repeal of three Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes, would...

Spending Package Could Add $500 Billion to Debt

Update 12/17/19: CBO and JCT have now estimated the year-end spending package after a late-night addition by the House Rules Committee. The bill now...

Watch: Opportunities for Lowering Health Care Costs

On November 21, we hosted a major event on reducing health care costs for families, businesses, and the federal government. The event featured two...

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and West Health Launch Health Savers Initiative

For Immediate Release The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the West Health Policy Center have launched the Health Savers Initiative, a...