Health Care Primer
The United States health care system is larger than the gross domestic product of all but five other nations.
Lobbyist for financial services and business groups are putting more pressure on Congress to quickly raise the debt limit and fund the government “without drama,” according to a July 17 s
The federal deficit is rising. Social Security and Medicare need repairs, as does the tax code. Federal domestic investments are being squeezed and the nation’s debt is on an unsustainable course.
Yet so far the presidential candidates have not said much about these issues, according to Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.
House Republicans produced a white paper last week that provides some information on the types of health care policies they would pursue after passing legislation to repeal the Affordable
The congressional budget process has run into even more trouble, with partisan rancor over guns and a sit-down protest by Democrats leading the House last week to start its July 4 recess early -- despite the tight time schedule Congress already had to approve spending bills for Fiscal 2017.
Congress so far has failed to send the President any of the 12 spending bills needed for the coming fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. The House and Senate have longer summer recesses scheduled this year because of the political conventions.