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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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States of Change: Two Perspectives on Demographic Change and American Political Campaigns

Governance / Research June 1, 2017

The States of Change: Demographics and Democracy project is a collaboration of the Center for American Progress, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and the Brookings Institution. The project commissioned two papers from political strategists on the impact of demographic change on political campaigns. The strategists, Anita Dunn and Alex Lundry, reflect on the role of demographics in the 2016 election and present their perspectives on how campaigns might respond to future shifts in the make-up of the electorate.

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A Framework for Improving Access and Affordability in a Reformed Housing Finance System

Housing / Research May 31, 2017

With policymakers gearing up to reform the housing finance system, it is worth revisiting one of the issues that stymied negotiators in the reform effort of 2014: how to ensure adequate access to credit in the new system.

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Patient Safety and Information Technology

Health / Research May 23, 2017

This report explores the intersection of patient safety and IT, assesses progress made, and makes policy recommendations for implementing a health IT framework that both protects patient safety and promotes innovation.

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Testimony on Caring for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Katherine Hayes / Research May 15, 2017

Medicare data from 2015 demonstrate that the number of chronic conditions that a patient has is directly correlative to higher Medicare spending and rates of hospitalization.

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What’s Next for Turkey: Authoritarian Stability or Chaos?

National Security / Research May 15, 2017

Amid mounting instability and economic uncertainty, Erdo─čan has preserved the support of his base and even secured a slight increase in support from both Kurds and Turkish nationalists.

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Understanding America’s Water and Wastewater Challenges

Infrastructure / Research May 15, 2017

Water and wastewater systems across the country require critical repairs and upgrades. This paper reviews several types of water infrastructure along with some unique challenges and opportunities in addressing their affordability, funding, and financing.

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