The House and Senate made some progress last week on appropriations legislation for the coming fiscal year despite continued uncertainty over ultimate spending levels that should have been established more than a month ago in a congressional budget resolution.
Some House lawmakers are attempting to increase defense funding above the caps set by a recent bipartisan agreement through questionable alterations in a special fund for war spending.
Experts from across the political spectrum warned of the harmful consequences of unsustainable budget policies at the Peter G.
The Treasury Department has rejected a restructuring plan for the Central States Pension Fund that would have cut benefits for thousands of retired Teamsters.
Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has stirred up considerable controversy by suggesting that the federal government might be able to “make a deal” with its creditors
In a bipartisan program on Capitol Hill last week, two fiscal experts pointed to several factors that are driving long-term federal borrowing and called for a renewed focus on deficit red
An estimated $458 billion a year in federal taxes went unpaid in 2008 through 2010, the Internal Revenue Service reported recently.
The most notable cost-related changes in the health care system over the past decade have attacked some of the misaligned incentives in the system, and those efforts have helped slow health-care cost growth in recent years.
Health care cost-control efforts in the United States can often be described simply as “changing incentives.” The focus on incentives can be traced to two main circumstances:
1) The majority of politicians have opposed efforts to reduce costs simply through government price-setting, a mechanism widely used around the world to control costs.