Improve the SSDI Program and Address the Impending Trust Fund Depletion

Economy / Research August 25, 2015
The trust fund is on course for insolvency next year. This deadline is a focus of policymakers and a source of concern for beneficiaries and their families.

Nuclear Waste Primer Series

Energy / Research July 30, 2015
The launch of BPC's series comes as Congress prepares to take up energy legislation in the months ahead.

Transitioning from Volume to Value: Accelerating the Shift to Alternative Payment Models

Health / Research July 30, 2015
Alternatives to fee-for-service have proliferated in recent years as the federal and some state governments, private insurers, and employers seek increased value in the health care system.

Nuclear Waste Dry Cask Storage, Explained

Energy / Research July 28, 2015
As nuclear waste continues to make headlines, a common reference point is the dry cask storage in which nuclear waste is sometimes held.

Advancing Medical Innovation for a Healthier America

Health / Research July 24, 2015
To usher in this new age of digitally-driven, personalized care, federal agencies must be equipped to keep the U.S. at the forefront of medical innovation.

How Does the Iran Deal Measure Up? Final Text Versus Framework‎ Agreement

Blaise Misztal, Jessica Michek / Research July 17, 2015
BPC analysis comparing the April framework agreement between Iran and the P5+1 to the text of the final deal reveals several worrying discrepancies.

Proposal for Improving the Congressional Budget Process

Pete V. Domenici, Alice M. Rivlin / Research July 17, 2015
Washington has lurched from one crisis to another and kept the government running by means of continuing resolutions and massive appropriations bills.

Letter to Senators McConnell and Reid on Chemical Safety Modernization

Trent Lott, Byron L. Dorgan / Research July 6, 2015
The current law is broadly considered ineffective at regulating many chemicals that have entered the marketplace in the last several decades.

Governors’ Council Letter in Support of the Remote Transactions Parity Act

States can require only stores that have a physical presence in that state to collect state sales taxes. With the growth in online purchasing, states are losing $24 billion in annual revenues.

Letter to Senate Finance Chronic Care Working Group

The transition away from fee-for-service to more coordinated systems of care will benefit beneficiaries across the Medicare program, and particularly those living with chronic conditions.