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    States and Health Care Costs, Panel Discussion

    Policy experts talked about the findings of the State Health Care Cost Containment Commission report that states need to take a leadership role in controlling health care costs. The…

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    States and Health Care Costs, News Conference

    Co-chairs of the University of Virginia Miller Center’s bipartisan State Health Care Cost Containment Commission released a report, Cracking the Code on Health Care Costs. They…

    452 views
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    2013 Medicare Trustee Report

    Two Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees members testified on the 2013 Medicare Trustees Report, specifically on the program’s financial status and changes from the…

    279 views
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    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other officials briefed reporters and answered questions on a new annual “Trustees Report.” The report detailed the future financial health of…

    537 views
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    Medicare Reform

    Panelists talked about possible Medicare reforms. Topics included premium adjustments according to income, increasing the role of private insurance companies, and restructuring payment…

    387 views
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    Deficit and Debt Reduction

    Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House officials evaluated the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed by Congress on January 1, 2013. David Marron talked about the…

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    1990 Federal Budget Deal

    Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major…

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    Social Security Annual Report

    Social Security trustees testified on their board’s 2012 annual report. They said Congress needed to pass legislation shoring up trust fund finances sometime in the next five…

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    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

    The Social Security and Medicare fund trustees released their annual report on the fiscal condition of both federal programs. Trustees included Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Health…

    324 views
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    Children and the U.S. Economy

    Urban Institute scholars talked about the impact of the current economic climate on children. Among the topics they addressed were the role of the federal government, entitlement…

    320 views
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    Retirement Security

    Social Security and Medicare’s two public trustees talked about the role of the public trustee. Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer also touched on the solvency of the two…

    359 views
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    Financial State of Medicare

    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer testified on the financial state of Medicare. They blamed the economy for the worsening financial state of…

    434 views
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    U.S. Economy and Federal Debt

    Ben Bernanke made the keynote address at a conference on the U.S. economy and the federal debt ceiling. In his remarks he said that “failing to raise the debt ceiling in a timely…

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    Fiscal State of Medicare and Social Security

    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Robert Reischauer and Charles Blahous talked about the annual report on the financial solvency of the entitlement programs. They gave their…

    8,721 views
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    Budget Deficit and National Debt Reduction

    A panel of former Congressional Budget Office directors talked about federal budget deficits and the national debt. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to raise the debt…

    883 views
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    2011 Medicare Trustees Report

    Panelists talked about the just-released the 2011 Medicare Trustees Report. Among the topics they addressed were the findings of the report, its implications for senior citizens and…

    297 views
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    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

    The Social Security and Medicare fund trustees released their annual report on the fiscal condition of both federal programs. Trustees included Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Health…

    1,140 views
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    Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction

    Panelists talked about plans to reduce the federal debt and reform the U.S. tax code. They also talked about the compromise between President Obama and congressional Republican leaders…

    295 views
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    A 21st Century Government - What Should it Be?

    Authors John Samples and Eugene Steuerle debated the proper size and role of the federal government. Mr. Reischauer moderated. The authors also responded to questions from…

    691 views
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    Federal Budget and the National Debt, Health Care Panel

    Panelists spoke about health care reform legislation, the potential impact of new health care regulations on the economy, and the overall effect on the national debt. 

    273 views
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