January 31, 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...

Recent Publications

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8 Dec, 2009 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FF_Newsletter_V-3_09-1206_1.pdf
22 Oct, 2009 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FF%20Newsletter%20V-2_09-1022.pdf
In stressing the urgency of reform, the President has repeatedly warned that runaway health-care spending poses a grave threat to the nation’s fiscal and economic future. “Our health-care problem is our deficit problem,” he pronounced in his address to Congress last month... Read More
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
7 Oct, 2009 - Press Release
As House and Senate leaders negotiate the final details of their respective health care reforms bills, The Concord Coalition warned today that one provision under consideration, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, is structurally unsound and fiscally irresponsible.... Read More
8 Sep, 2009 - Press Release
Concord Coalition Co-Chairs Warren B. Rudman and Bob Kerrey today called on President Obama to push for concrete measures, including a federal health care budget, to curb runaway medical costs. A day before the President’s scheduled speech to Congress, Rudman and Kerrey warn that “Americans will... 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
3 Aug, 2009 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090803-ff.pdf
There is a growing awareness that a paradox lies at the heart of the Democrats’ strategy on long-term fiscal control. The administration and congressional leadership are passionate in asserting that the unsustainable growth in federal entitlement spending must be reined in—and that this is why we... 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
27 Jul, 2009 - Press Release
Washington -- The Iowa Committee for Value in Healthcare today issued a set of principles to guide the health care reform debate.  Comprised of a diverse group of Iowa health care providers, purchasers, payers, patient advocates, and policy analysts, the Committee identified the following... 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