Letters and Testimony
BPC commends the bipartisan collaboration of Energy & Commerce Committee and Ways & Means Committee members and staff to examine the SNP program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The country’s election administrators and policymakers must continue to focus on the security and accuracy of the nation’s voter registration infrastructure.
This year, perhaps more than ever before, it will be important to have the voting public well informed about how the electoral process works.
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.