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Lawmakers Forget Incentives Matter on Prescription Drugs

May 02, 2016

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.

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Key Questions Can Help Voters Assess Candidates

April 26, 2016

With the federal budget deficit on the rise again and the nation’s debt still on an unsustainable long-term path, The Concord Coalition has released this year’s “Key Questions” that voters should ask candidates for federal office.

“Voters should expect candidates in this year’s elections to explain how they intend to deal with the huge challenges ahead,” Concord says. “This is no time for vague rhetoric and petty partisan jabs; voters should insist on credible solutions -- the more specific, the better.”