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Budget and Deficit

May 25, 2017

Report Says Bill Leaves 51 Million Uninsured in 2026


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The American Health Care Act is now in the Senate’s hands, and Wednesday’s score will inform senators’ work as they draft their own version of the bill, experts say.

May 25, 2017

Different Sides See CBO Report Differently


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, said Wednesday that "Republicans will think they dodged the bullet with this. They will feel it could have been worse."

April 11, 2017

Republicans Who Believe in 'Tax Gain Without the Pain'


Some Republicans have now decided that there is no downside to certain tax increases.

March 28, 2017

Six Challenges Facing Tax Reform


President Trump appears more excited about tax reform than health care reform, but he will face some of the same challenges--and perhaps even more.

March 21, 2017

The Debt Ceiling's Baaaaack! What Will Republicans Do?


Republicans challenged President Obama efforts to raise the debt ceiling by demanding spending cuts. Now that the debt ceiling is back and Republicans are in control, will they be as aggressive in pushing spending cuts?

March 17, 2017

Will Single-Payer Health Care Be California's Next Big Fiscal Crisis?


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

As Institute for Policy Innovation scholar Merrill Matthews recently noted in these pages, a number of states have tried to impose single-payer health plans on their citizens and failed.

March 16, 2017

On Tax Reform, You Can't Expense What You Can't Afford


Congressional leaders need to remember that the goal of tax reform is increased growth through increased business investment.

March 7, 2017

The Republican Replace Plan Is Unlikely to Lower Health Insurance Costs


Obamacare abandoned actuarial principles, which is a primary reason why the health insurance exchanges are collapsing.  The Republican replace plan does the same thing.

March 5, 2017

Both Sides Now, Nonsensically


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

“The public tends to focus on the total national debt, which just passed the $17 trillion mark — up from $10.6 trillion when President Obama took office,” explained Matthews.

February 21, 2017

Conservative Think Tank Wants to Reduce US Prison Population - Here's How


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The president of a Texas-based conservative think tank is speaking out against the high rate of incarceration in the United States, arguing that the annual cost to house inmates is not fiscally responsible and that the intended outcome is not the same as the actual result.

 

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