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Results from BPC’s CEO Council Physical Activity Challenge to American Business

Janet M. Marchibroda / Research July 21, 2017

This report was originally published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Physical inactivity is a major public health threat: inactive adults are at an elevated risk of early death, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and depression.1 Despite these…

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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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Debt Limit Analysis

Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw / Research July 12, 2017

If policymakers do not act on the debt limit, BPC estimates that Treasury will have insufficient cash to meet all financial obligations sometime between Nov. 10-16.

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BPC Comment Letter on Affordable Care Act Regulatory Burdens and Market Stability

Health / Research July 12, 2017

BPC submits comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’on changes to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) regulations that could promote increased stability of the individual health insurance market and affordability of coverage.

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Financing Long-Term Services and Supports

Health / Research July 11, 2017

Recent analyses suggest that roughly 52 percent of individuals turning age 65 will require long-term services and supports at some point in their life. In this final report, BPC offers recommendations to improve the financing of long-term services and supports.

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Letter to the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Governance / Research July 10, 2017

As former governors, we welcome President Donald Trump’s attention to the critical issue of the opioid epidemic and the commission’s work to address the tragic increase in opioid overdose deaths. We offer the following suggestions to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to consider.

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The Upcoming Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports: A Preview

Economy / Research June 22, 2017

It has helped immeasurably that the two public trustees have generally striven to operate as a bipartisan team, rather than dividing to offer competing partisan perspectives.

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The Power of Innovation: Inventing the Future

Energy / Research June 20, 2017

Advanced energy technologies represent a multitrilliondollar opportunity for American businesses and workers.

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North American Free Trade Agreement: An Overview

Economy / Research June 19, 2017

From its very beginning, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a source of controversy and the subject of expansive claims about its benefits and negative impacts on the American economy and workers alike.

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Provider Competencies for the Prevention and Management of Obesity

Health / Research June 7, 2017

Few health professionals and trainees receive training in the prevention and management of obesity. The Provider Competencies for the Prevention and Management of Obesity were designed by more than 20 leading health organizations representing a dozen health professions. They are aimed at many types of health professionals engaged in obesity prevention and management.

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