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New Bill Has Potential to Put Social Security on Sustainable Path

Shai Akabas / Blog December 9, 2016

Reps. Johnson, Larson, and Ribble are providing an important public service by keeping a focus on Social Security’s serious funding issues.

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Analysis of The Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act

Shai Akabas, Ben Ritz / Blog July 12, 2016

Proportionally adjusting benefits based on an individual’s work history is far more equitable and simpler than the current approach.

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One Social Security Reform that Democrats and Republicans Agree On

Shai Akabas, Ben Ritz / Blog July 12, 2016

Despite broader disagreements, members of both parties are working on a modest but important change to improve the Social Security’s benefit structure.

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Congress Goes Off-Road with Highway Funding Bill

Ben Ritz / Blog June 16, 2015

Spending on transportation in the U.S. has been run off the road by policymakers who have neglected to arrange a sustainable source of revenue.

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BPC Urges Congress to Pass Legislation to Reform Medicare and Extend Children’s Health Insurance

Health / Press Release March 25, 2015

The legislation would permanently replace Medicare’s SGR payment system, extend funding for CHIP, and implement structural reforms in Medicare.

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Disability Insurance Trust Fund Solvency: Act Now and Later

Kelly Isom / Blog February 27, 2015

The need for action is an opportunity to ensure not only that benefits are preserved for current beneficiaries but also to modernize elements of Social Security.

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2015 Congressional Outlook for Health Information Technology

Janet M. Marchibroda / Blog January 30, 2015

Expect more bipartisan action on the regulation of health software technologies in 2015.

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Is the Furor Over Dynamic Scoring Overblown?

G. William Hoagland, Shai Akabas / Blog January 8, 2015

Macroeconomic scoring has been debated for years. The House has instituted it selectively as part of the body’s rules for the 114th Congress. But what would dynamic scoring really mean in practice?

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IRS Commissioner Stresses Importance of Tax Clarity

Economy / Blog October 30, 2014

Both the long-term fiscal health of our country and the short-term functioning of our government depend on clear tax policy emanating from Congress.

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Transitioning from Volume to Value: Opportunities and Challenges for Health Care Delivery System Reform

Health / Research August 19, 2014

Health care providers seeking to improve population health are often penalized under the current fee-for-service payment structure.

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