October 7, 2015


6 Oct, 2015 - Special Publication

The Concord Coalition recently sent a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates urging them to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates’ plans for dealing with the nation’s growing fiscal difficulties. The letter -- sent Monday to Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. and Michael D. McCurry, co-chairmen of the commission -- was signed by Concord’s co-chairs, Mike Castle and John Tanner, and the organization’s executive director...

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21 Mar, 2010 - Press Release
The dramatic expansion of health care coverage that received final approval in Congress on Sunday means that controlling medical costs will be more important than ever. As The Concord Coalition has repeatedly pointed out, expanding coverage without curbing costs is a recipe for fiscal disaster.... Read More
29 Dec, 2009 - Press Release
WASHINGTON — Although Americans see Medicare as a key part of the country's social contract and want to preserve it in some recognizable form, they are willing to consider significant changes in the program to hold down its costs as the U.S. population ages. In day-long “Choice-Dialogues” in which... Read More
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23 Dec, 2009 - Issue Brief
I. IntroductionWith the House having passed its version of health care reform (H.R. 3962) and the Senate on the verge of passing its version (H.R. 3590), the outline of a final bill is beginning to take shape. It is thus appropriate to look ahead at the fiscal considerations that will likely be the... Read More
17 Dec, 2009 - Issue Brief
Health care legislation currently being debated in the Senate creates a new Independent Medicare Advisory Board (IMAB). The board, not included in the House bill, would be tasked with making recommendations on slowing Medicare cost growth. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) would... Read More
8 Dec, 2009 - Facing Facts
22 Oct, 2009 - Facing Facts
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