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2017 Debt Limit Analysis

Economy / Research August 24, 2017

Policymakers would need to act in advance of October if they intend to ensure that all obligations of the U.S. government are paid in full and on time.

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America’s Demographic Challenge: Understanding the Role of Immigration

Immigration / Research August 22, 2017

This paper outlines some of the economic challenges facing the United States due to demographic change—focusing specifically on Social Security; economic growth; and federal, state, and local budgets—and highlights the role immigration can play in easing these strains.

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Update on Demonstrations for Dual-Eligible Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries

Health / Research August 18, 2017

This report provides a status update on the Financial Alignment Initiative. The Financial Alignment Initiative was launched in 2011 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in partnership with states and insurance plans to test how to better manage and coordinate Medicare and Medicaid services.

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Increasing Innovation in America’s Water Systems

Infrastructure / Research August 16, 2017

The infrastructure that collects, treats, and distributes drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater is aging. Meanwhile, affordability concerns have hit a critical juncture. This paper provides federal, state, and local recommendations while exploring how to break down barriers to innovation, reduce costs, and improve health and environmental outcomes.

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Immigration Trends and the Immigration Debate

Immigration / Research August 14, 2017

Over the past 20 years, the flow and demographic profile of immigrants entering the United States has changed dramatically. This issue brief explores the changes in key demographic categories of immigration, along with trends in unauthorized immigration and border activity, and how they compare with the current immigration debate.

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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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Results from BPC’s CEO Council Physical Activity Challenge to American Business

Janet M. Marchibroda / Research July 21, 2017

This report was originally published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Physical inactivity is a major public health threat: inactive adults are at an elevated risk of early death, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and depression.1 Despite these…

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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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Debt Limit Analysis

Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw / Research July 12, 2017

If policymakers do not act on the debt limit, BPC estimates that Treasury will have insufficient cash to meet all financial obligations sometime between Nov. 10-16.

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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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