Offset Options

This page contains all of our published blogs and papers including lists of savings options that Congress could consider for deficit reduction, or to offset the cost of spending increases or tax cuts.

Jun 15, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Options to Help Pay For the Trump Tax Plan

President Trump's tax reform proposal could cost $5.5 trillion over 10 years, but many of the details that might bring the price tag down have not...
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Options to Replace the ACA Cadillac Tax

As policymakers debate repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare"), disagreement remains over how to address the ACA's "...

CBO Releases 2016 Budget Options

The Congressional Budget Office released a report Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 2026, with 115 budget options that either increase...
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Nov 23, 2015 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

The PREP Plan: Paying for the Tax Extenders to Set Up Tax Reform

Before the end of the year, Congress will again consider renewal of the “tax extenders,” a collection of more than 50 expired tax breaks for...
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Sequester Offset Solutions (SOS) Plan

Download a 1-page summary of the plan.   Update 9/16/2015: The appendix was corrected to accurately describe the proposed change to federal...
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The PREP Plan: A Permanent Fix for the Sustainable Growth Rate

On April 1 of this year, physicians face a 21 percent cut to their Medicare payments resulting from the return of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)...

CBO Releases 2014 Budget Options

With the national debt at record highs and projected to increase, lawmakers need to find ways to reduce the long-term budget deficit. Fortunately,...
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The PREP Plan: Paying for Reform and Extension Policies

In the coming months, Congress and the President will face a number of important decisions with significant fiscal implications. Specifically, they...