This week, 650,000 civilian employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) begin an 11-week, one-day-a-week furlough program. Until now, only non-defense federal agencies had begun furloughs of civilian employees, with approximately 170,000 furloughed workers. With the DoD furloughs, the impact…
The BPC proposal would reduce premium subsidies for Medicare beneficiaries with income starting at $60,000 for single beneficiaries and $90,000 for couples.
Medicaid requires intense collaboration between states and the federal government, and it presents an ongoing source of budgetary strain for both parties.