February 1, 2015

Publications

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 that under current law federal deficits -- despite dropping in recent years -- will begin rising again after 2016, reaching $1.1 trillion in 2025. This would...

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19 Oct, 2009 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition said today that if Congress raises physician reimbursement rates in Medicare, it should spell out how to pay for the changes. The Senate is expected to consider a bill this week that would permanently increase physician reimbursement rates relative to the current... Read More
25 Aug, 2009 - Press Release
With today’s release of new budget projections from the Obama administration showing deficits totaling more than $9 trillion over the next 10 years, The Concord Coalition said that cost control must be the primary focus of health care reform and called for a bipartisan deficit reduction plan.... Read More
31 Jul, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/IMAC-brief-FINAL.pdf
I. Health care savings: trust but verify Despite the contentious nature of the debate over health care reform, all sides accept one central premise: the projected growth rate of health care costs is unsustainable. Cost control is thus fundamental to the nation’s fiscal sustainability and economic... Read More
6 Jul, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090706-health-care-issue-brief-6_0.pdf
By David Koitz This is Issue #6 in The Concord Coalition Series on Health Care and Medicare. For the rest of the series, click here. “I think it is extremely important from a credibility standpoint to show the American people that you’re making savings in the enormous sums now being spent on health... Read More
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