BPC’s proposal also explains the federal budgetary cost of each recommendation and provides a menu of policy options Congress could enact to offset any new spending.
BPC’s Future of Health Care experts present a set of policies they see as having the most potential for meaningful short-term policy impact. They have identified some key areas where ongoing legislative changes should be made to make health care in America more affordable, accessible, reliable, and sustainable over the long-term, all the while retaining adequate incentives for innovation.
This BPC Deep Dive examines what CSR subsidies are and how these subsidy payments are affected by current legal and political uncertainty.
The FY2018 President’s Budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has significant implications for medicine, public health, and science.
When Medicare and Medicaid services are well-coordinated, patients with care-sensitive ambulatory conditions have fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
More homeowners are carrying mortgage debt later in life, restraining the ability of seniors to finance retirement and age with options in their communities.
One of every three Medicare dollars is spent on patients with diabetes, according to HHS, and the prevention effort saved Medicare about $2,650 per participant over 15 months.
Chronic diseases are costing American families, businesses, and government at all levels. Prevention is a powerful tool, but achieving national results has been difficult.
While few expect the budget to pass in 2016, policymakers may want to carefully examine some of the budget’s proposed innovations to use in the near future.