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Why this Social Security budget nightmare must be resolved now

Economy / News July 10, 2017

It is difficult to imagine any bipartisan solution that will not require some balance of increased taxes and, at least for some, moderation of benefit growth.

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Tax Reform Clues Lie in Politics of House Health Bill

Economy / News March 22, 2017

The momentum toward a tax reform bill this summer could hinge on how successfully House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) is able to corral his caucus to support a health care bill.

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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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Paul Ryan rolls up his sleeves

Economy / News February 10, 2015

Nearly alone among big-name Republicans on Capitol Hill, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is concentrating this year on actual legislative progress.

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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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