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Letter from Early Childhood Co-Chairs on Child Care and Development Funding

Education / Research January 24, 2018

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. 

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Testimony by Jason Grumet on Congressional Earmarks

Jason Grumet / Research January 18, 2018

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.

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Santorum and Miller to Congressional Leaders: Keep In Mind The Needs of Families With Young Children

Education / Research December 18, 2017

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. 

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Sens. Frist, Daschle Urge Congressional Leaders to Secure Children’s Health, Community Health Center Programs

Bill Frist, Tom Daschle / Research December 14, 2017

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.

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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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