Bipartisanship in Action: Senate Finance Leaders Reach Deal to Extend Children’s Health Insurance Program
BPC President Jason Grumet’s statement regarding the bipartisan agreement to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years.
Tax credits are just one way of bringing in private capital and they do not eliminate the need for stable, long-term federal infrastructure funding.
New bills would advance important goals, such as protecting retirement savings, simplifying account rules, and facilitating lifetime-income options.
The proposal recognizes the complex needs of those with multiple chronic conditions and has the potential to improve health care quality and reduce costs.
Several provisions in the proposed Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of 2016 align with the goals and recommendations of a recent BPC report.
There remain important opportunities to influence policymaking at the agencies and to focus on the states as a frontier for innovation and reforms in health care.