Budget Projections

Senate Health Care Bill to Cost $849 Billion

Breaking news: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is finally in the midst of unveiling the health care reform plan that will be brought to the...

Debt Hits $12 Trillion

This week, the gross national debt hit a record $12.031 trillion. Gross debt is a broad measure which includes both debt held by the public (...

CMS Analyzes House Health Care Bill

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a report estimating the effects of the House health care reform...

Monthly Treasury Statement Shows $1.417 trillion Final Deficit Number for FY 2009

The Monthly Treasury Statement is out, and states that Fiscal Year 2010 is off to a perilous start. The deficit for the month of October is ringing...

Gaps Return to State Budgets

In a recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), mid-year budget shortfalls, totaling $16 billion or 4 percent of these...

A Scary Thought

The federal debt held by the public, today, is almost $7.5 trillion dollars. That is around 53 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) -- higher than...

CBO Delivers Cost Estimate for Physician Payment Updates

Yesterday the CBO delivered a cost estimate for instituting permanent Medicare physician payment updates by repealing the sustainable growth...

Healthcare Savings Likely to be Eclipsed by Stimulus Extensions

Forbes had a piece Monday by Alex Brill and Amy Roden of the American Enterprise Institute about the potential for stimulus programs to expand...

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:In an editorial titled, “The Greatest Show on Earth,...

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