Policy Memos

Policy Memo

Swift Bipartisan Action Needed on Health Care

August 01, 2017
With the Senate’s failure to pass health care legislation in last week’s votes, Congress should turn to a bipartisan approach. This is needed both to fix the serious, short-term problems with health care marketplaces around the country and to propel health care cost-control initiatives over the longer term.
Policy Memo

CBO Analysis Raises Doubts on White House Budget

July 17, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) last week published its official analysis of the president’s budget. When initially released, that budget purported to, among other things: balance within ten years, reduce the national debt relative to the size of the economy, and unleash real economic growth rates of 3 percent. The new CBO analysis casts doubt on these assertions.
Policy Memo

A Timely Fiscal Warning

May 16, 2017

Lawmakers recently received a timely warning about the nation’s fiscal health from a particularly credible and persuasive source: Gene L.