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BPC Comments on Examining the Extension of Special Needs Plans

Health / Research July 26, 2017

BPC commends the bipartisan collaboration of Energy & Commerce Committee and Ways & Means Committee members and staff to examine the SNP program.

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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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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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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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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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BPC Comments Regarding Administration Report on Significant Trade Deficits

Economy / Research May 12, 2017

The analysis highlights that trade deficits are largely determined by economic forces such as changes in investment and savings and the exchange rate for the U.S. dollar.

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Letters to the Senate on Advanced Nuclear Energy Innovation

Tracy Terry / Research September 14, 2016

Although nuclear power was developed and first commercialized in the America, we are losing the strategic and economic advantages of U.S. leadership in the field.

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Donald Palmer Testifies about 2016 Election Administration

Governance / Research December 15, 2016

The country’s election administrators and policymakers must continue to focus on the security and accuracy of the nation’s voter registration infrastructure.

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PCEA Co-Chairs Laud Work of Nation's Election Officials

Governance / Research October 24, 2016

This year, perhaps more than ever before, it will be important to have the voting public well informed about how the electoral process works.

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Testimony by Conrad and Lockhart on Retirement Security to the Senate Special Committee on Aging

Kent Conrad, James B. Lockhart, III / Research September 7, 2016

A Gallup poll earlier this year found that 64 percent of Americans are either very worried or moderately worried about not having enough money for retirement.

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