September 19, 2014

Publications

27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.

“Despite a slowing of health care inflation and lower annual deficits since their heights during the recession, the CBO’s projections demonstrate that our basic structural problem remains -- growth in...

Recent Publications

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25 Jun, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090625-paygo-issue-brief.pdf
Introduction President Obama has proposed a law requiring pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) budgeting for new entitlement spending, including health care reform, and new tax cuts, with the exception of certain existing provisions scheduled to expire. The new PAYGO law would supplement, but not replace, current... Read More
17 Jun, 2009 - Press Release
On June 15 and June 16, The Concord Coalition and the Youth Entitlements Summit (YES) hosted a two-day conference in Washington, D.C with support from The Peter G. Peterson Foundation.  The conference brought together youth leaders and organizations and created an action plan for addressing... Read More
15 Jun, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090615-health-care-issue-brief-5.pdf
By David Koitz This is Issue #5 in The Concord Coalition Series on Health Care and Medicare. For the rest of the series, click here. The Obama Administration has proposed a number of changes aimed at increasing efficiencies in the nation’s health care system. The most prominent of them, included in... Read More
9 Jun, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition today reiterated its support for enacting statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules, particularly in light of proposals to expand the federal government’s health care commitments. Concord warned, however, that the Obama Administration’s PAYGO proposal would exempt $3.5 trillion of... Read More
5 Jun, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090604-health-care-issue-brief-4_1.pdf
By David Koitz This is Issue #4 in The Concord Coalition Series on Health Care and Medicare. For the rest of the series, click here. Two prominent areas where Medicare has had little success in controlling costs are payments to physicians and contracts with private group health care providers.... Read More
1 Jun, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090601-health-care-issue-brief-3_0.pdf
By David Koitz This is Issue #3 in The Concord Coalition Series on Health Care and Medicare. For the rest of the series, click here. A consensus exists among health policy analysts that there is no single remedy to rein in the rapid pace at which the nation's health care costs are rising. What we... Read More
15 May, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090515-health-care-issue-brief-1_0.pdf
By David Koitz This is Issue #1 in The Concord Coalition Series on Health Care and Medicare. For the rest of the series, click here. The cost of health care in the United States continues its rapid multi-decade rise unabated, far outstripping inflation and the rise in personal incomes. The... Read More
20 Mar, 2009 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today’s release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report estimating that the President’s budget would result in annual deficits averaging more than $900 billion over the next 10 years, The Concord Coalition pointed out that much of the fiscal damage would be caused by... Read More
13 Mar, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/March_13_Obama_budget.pdf
I. Introduction The budget outline submitted to Congress by President Obama on February 26, 2009 is a bold and ambitious proposal that could transform the policy agenda for years to come. On the plus side, it calls for significant deficit reduction, improves transparency, and reflects a commitment... Read More
26 Feb, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition said today that President Obama's pledge to cut the deficit in half by 2013 is a positive and achievable goal but warned that it would still leave the nation on an unsustainable fiscal path. Concord praised the administration for improving transparency in the budget by using... Read More