The recent financial crisis made clear that insufficient attention was paid to sources of systemic risk that can threaten the stability of the financial system and, with it, the real economy. Moreover, the crisis showed that it is critical for government officials to have and be able to use the tools necessary to prevent and mitigate systemic threats.
The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Energy Project held a series of four moderated discussions over the course of 2013 and 2014. The discussions focused on recent and emerging trends in global oil and natural gas production, and on how they impact energy markets, energy diplomacy, and economic growth.
Access to federal health care data plays a critical role in supporting new delivery system and payment models that deliver better outcomes. It also serves the needs of consumers who want more information to support decision-making, and health care leaders who are taking important steps to improve the population’s health.
In early 2014, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Health Project began discussions with a diverse set of health care experts and stakeholders on issues related to physician payment reform and transitioning to alternative systems of payment and delivery.
Mounting fiscal challenges have forced policymakers to confront difficult budgetary choices. One of the most important concerns is spending on our national security: whether to cut the defense budget and, if so, by how much.
"On behalf of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on improving the accessibility and utility of health care data, while maintaining and protecting patient privacy.