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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...

Could Medicare for All be Financed Entirely by Cutting Defense Spending?

Last week, The New York Times published an op-ed entitled “We Don’t Need to Raise Taxes to Have ‘Medicare for All’ .” In it, Lindsay Koshgarian,...

Would Medicare for All Require a Middle-Class Tax Hike?

With several 2020 presidential candidates endorsing a move to single-payer health care ( Medicare for All ), there is an ongoing debate over whether...