National health expenditures grew by 5.8 percent in 2015, pushing health care spending to 17.8 percent of the economy, up from 17.4 percent in 2014. This marks the second year in a row spending has grown more quickly than the economy, following a stable period from 2009 to 2013.
Economists Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Jared Bernstein said last week that the next president and Congress must address both income inequality and fiscal responsibility.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated Friday that the federal deficit for Fiscal 2016 totaled $588 billion, an increase of $149 billion over the previous year.
Amid rising public concern about prescription drug costs, new federal data show that Medicare spending on drugs rose by more than 17 percent from 2013 to 2014 -- even though claims increa
Drawing on recently released projections, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reiterated on Monday that federal spending on Social Security and health care is on track to increase signi
Last week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its second major move towards “bundled payments” in Medicare.
The Congressional Budget Office has released 30-year projections that underscore the need for presidential and congressional candidates to offer credible plans for comprehensive budget re
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