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Dealing with a De-Certified Iran Deal

National Security / Research October 12, 2017

Just refusing to certify the JCPOA accomplishes little by itself. It does not mean that the United States is pulling out of JCPOA,

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A Guide to the 2017 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports

Economy / Research October 11, 2017

The public trustees for Social Security and Medicare have been essential to the oversight of program finances since the official positions were established in 1983.

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Putting Private Capital to Work in Rural Infrastructure

Infrastructure / Research September 28, 2017

The usual means of paying for infrastructure—either taxes or user fees—are severely limited in many rural areas due to small and, in some cases, declining populations.

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The Appalachia Initiative: A Bipartisan Approach for the 21st Century

Economy / Research September 13, 2017

BPC and U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, David Perdue, Thom Tillis, and Mark Warner convened regional and national stakeholders to capture innovative ideas for economic growth in the Appalachian region.

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Safeguarding Water Affordability

Infrastructure / Research September 7, 2017

This paper dives into one of the most vexing problems for water systems in the United States: how to price water services to fully cover costs and maintain affordability for customers who already struggle to pay their bills.

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U.S. Counterterrorism Policy from 9/11 to ISIS

National Security / Research September 6, 2017

Sixteen years after the 9/11 attacks, the United States continues to grapple with how to defeat the terrorist threat.

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Future of Health Care: Bipartisan Policies and Recommendations

Health / Research August 30, 2017

BPC’s Future of Health Care experts present a set of policies they see as having the most potential for meaningful short-term policy impact. They have identified some key areas where ongoing legislative changes should be made to make health care in America more affordable, accessible, reliable, and sustainable over the long-term, all the while retaining adequate incentives for innovation.

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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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