August 3, 2015

Publications

1 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication

Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby discusses the latest reports by the trustees for Medicare and Social Security and the long-term challenges facing both programs in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel. 

Medicare, the federal program that provides health care for older and disabled Americans, marked its 50th anniversary this week. Tens of millions of older Americans — including millions of Floridians — rely on Medicare for health coverage and...

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2 Feb, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the release of President Obama’s proposed budget today, The Concord Coalition again urged Washington to focus on policies that would put the federal government on a sustainable track. “The President’s budget sets the stage for a vigorous debate on the right mix of spending and... Read More
26 Jan, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections show why the Congress and President Obama must try to move forward on fiscal reforms wherever possible in the coming year. The CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook, released this afternoon, estimates... Read More
24 Jan, 2015 - Special Publication
In a recent op-ed for the Des Moines Register, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, discussed the importance of presidential candidates credibly addressing the long-term challenges facing the federal budget. The op-ed... Read More
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22 Jan, 2015 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt announced today a joint effort to encourage public discussion during the 2016 presidential campaign of the nation’s unsustainable budget policies. The two nonpartisan organizations have a shared history of pushing for fiscal responsibility. In... Read More
16 Dec, 2014 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/20th_anniversary_perspectives_0.pdf
Former U.S. Senator and Concord Coalition Co-Chair Bob Kerrey and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth have updated their findings from their 1994 commission on entitlement and tax reform, and found that even after two decades, "current trends are not sustainable." The full report, which was developed... Read More
16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges. A bipartisan majority of... Read More
31 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
Former U.S. Senator and Concord Coalition Co-Chair Bob Kerrey and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth wrote a recent op-ed for The Washington Post discussing the continued need for entitlement and tax reform 20 years after a presidential commission they co-chaired found that "current trends are not... Read More
3 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
Judd Gregg, a member of The Concord Coalition's Board of Directors, wrote a recent op-ed for The Hill to discuss the need to reform Medicare due to the nation's demographic changes. Gregg is a former governor of New Hampshire and served as chairman and ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee... Read More
28 Jul, 2014 - Press Release
 WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of federal entitlement programs, with further delays in such work creating a particular problem for Social Security’s Disability Insurance... Read More
5 May, 2014 - Issue Brief
President Obama and Congress may have put fiscal sustainability on the back burner, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has not. In its annual update of the federal government’s long-term fiscal outlook, released last week, GAO warns:“Significant action to change the long-term fiscal... Read More