Letters and Testimony
Today there are numerous challenges facing our country’s generation of evidence in our decentralized statistical system. But with each of these challenges we observe numerous opportunities to improve.
Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Rep. George Miller wrote to congressional leaders urging them to double the funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant for children ages birth to five.
BPC President Jason Grumet testified before the House Committee on Rules about the important role congressional earmarks serve in the functioning of the legislative process.
Santorum and Miller to Congressional Leaders: Keep In Mind The Needs of Families With Young Children
Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative former Rep. George Miller and former Sen. Rick Santorum wrote to congressional leadership encouraging them to keep in mind the needs of families with young children.
Sens. Frist, Daschle Urge Congressional Leaders to Secure Children’s Health, Community Health Center Programs
Former Senate Majority Leaders Bill Frist, M.D., and Tom Daschle penned a letter to congressional leadership encouraging swift action on the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Community Health Centers programs.
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.