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Social Security, Medicare Finances Will Worsen with Inaction

Economy / Press Release October 11, 2017

Both programs face substantial, certain, and worsening financial challenges that grow more difficult to resolve with each additional year of delay.

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A Guide to the 2017 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports

Economy / Research October 11, 2017

The public trustees for Social Security and Medicare have been essential to the oversight of program finances since the official positions were established in 1983.

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An Issue for All Ages: Retirement in America

Economy / October 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET

The former public trustees of Social Security and Medicare trust funds will offer an assessment of the state of these important programs.

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Harvey Raises Stakes on Debt Limit Debate

Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw, Jack Rametta / Blog September 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey relief spending will have minimal effect on BPC’s “X Date” range, but the urgent need for funds raises the stakes for policymakers to come to a deal to extend the debt limit.

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Financial Alignment Initiative for Medicare-Medicaid Patients Holds Potential for Improved Outcomes

Health / Press Release August 18, 2017

A new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center highlights the opportunities and challenges of a federal demonstration program that seeks to better integrate care and payment structures for patients who receive both Medicare and Medicaid services.

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Update on Demonstrations for Dual-Eligible Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries

Health / Research August 18, 2017

This report provides a status update on the Financial Alignment Initiative. The Financial Alignment Initiative was launched in 2011 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in partnership with states and insurance plans to test how to better manage and coordinate Medicare and Medicaid services.

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BPC Health Policy Experts Urge Congress to Extend CSR Subsidies by Mid-August

Health / Press Release July 24, 2017

Statement from the Bipartisan Policy Center Expert Panel on the Future of Health Care

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A Letter From the Former Public Trustees of Social Security and Medicare

Economy / Research July 14, 2017

Today, the ex officio trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released the 2017 annual reports on the financial conditions of the two programs. The trustees’ projections remain ominous for the financial future of the programs, with serious implications for millions of current and future program beneficiaries as well as taxpaying workers.

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Trustees Reports Highlight Social Security, Medicare Trust Fund Challenges

Economy / Press Release July 13, 2017

The trustees for Social Security and Medicare today released their annual reports, providing an update on the financial conditions of the programs’ trust funds. The reports highlight the significant financial challenges that each program continues to face.

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A Bipartisan Plan For Modest, But Important, Long-Term Care Financing Reform

Health / News July 13, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center has proposed a series of reforms aimed at helping families finance long-term care for themselves and their loved ones.

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