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Welcome to our blog – The Bottom Line, where you’ll find up-to-date commentary and analysis on the most important news in the fiscal world. Below is a list of our blog posts.
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Mar 7, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

What We’d Like to See in President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget

Reports suggest the Trump administration will release its FY 2020 budget in two parts, beginning next week. With debt at post-war record highs,...
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Mar 7, 2019 | Health Care

Health Spending Outlook Shows Faster Growth Ahead

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released new National Health Expenditure (NHE) projections through 2027,...
Mar 1, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Annual Deficits Could Hit $2.3 Trillion

Deficits are rising quickly under current law, as the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) recent budget outlook demonstrates. Under current law, CBO...
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Feb 27, 2019 | Health Care

How Much Will Medicare for All Cost?

Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), a co-chair of the Medicare for All Caucus, released a bill today that would adopt a single-payer system, where...
Feb 27, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Tax Cut and Spending Bill Could Cost $5.5 Trillion Through 2029

The 2017 tax cut and the 2018 spending bill loom large in the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) outlook; the two pieces of legislation as...
Feb 26, 2019 | Social Security

SSDI Solutions Initiative Releases Paper on Developing Demonstrations Based on Lessons Learned

The McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative yesterday released the first of a series of papers on how to improve policies for people with...
Feb 21, 2019 | Economics

Maya MacGuineas: The Rise of Free Lunch Economics & the Growth of Our National Debt

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an ...
Feb 19, 2019 | Taxes

Tyler Evilsizer: Putting the Trump Tax Cuts Will Pay For Themselves Myth To Bed

Tyler Evilsizer is deputy policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an opinion piece for...
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Feb 15, 2019 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2020. Congress passed full appropriations for the remaining seven appropriations bills...
Feb 13, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

As Debt Rises, Interest Costs Could Top $1 Trillion

The fastest growing item in the budget over the next decade will be interest on the debt, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In...