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Entitlement Reform Should Reduce Subsidies for Those Who Don't Need Them

November 14, 2017
Individuals with the least wealth or income potential are the most dependent on government programs for support. Thus, when policymakers talk about reforming entitlement programs, many observers are concerned about the potential impact on these vulnerable groups. The good news is that there are plenty of responsible ways to reduce costs without unduly burdening beneficiaries.

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Budget Woes Hurt Priorities Like Medical Research

February 02, 2016

In its spending bill for Fiscal 2016, Congress seemed to acknowledge that medical research had been cut too deeply for over a decade. The legislation will boost that funding in the coming months.

“But without reforms to address the basic structural problems in the federal budget, downward pressures on research and other important national priorities can be expected to continue,” warn Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, in a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed.