March 29, 2017

Publications

28 Mar, 2017 - Issue Brief

Despite the inclination to do so, policymakers will not be able to quickly move on from health care after last week’s defeat of the House Republican health care plan. There are immediate steps that the Trump administration needs to take to avoid costly problems in some Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces. Additionally, the administration will soon face a choice through administrative action and its upcoming comprehensive budget proposal on whether to further health care cost control efforts or give in to the temptation to take the easy road and back down on recent cost control...

Recent Publications

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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
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