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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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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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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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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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