Health Care

Bernie Sanders's Coronavirus Relief Package

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released his Priorities for the Next Coronavirus Relief Package, a plan to build on...

Don’t Play Politics with the Coronavirus Response

For Immediate Release Policymakers are currently drafting legislation to mitigate the economic damage caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

Choices for Financing Medicare for All

Proposals to adopt a single-payer health care system – commonly called Medicare for All – have become increasingly popular. Such proposals, which...

Policymakers Should Act Quickly and Responsibly to Boost the Economy

For Immediate Release The threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has spooked markets and appears likely to significantly weaken the economy...
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Budget Offsets Bank

The federal debt is at a post-war record high, deficits are set to exceed the trillion-dollar mark this year, and new initiatives are being proposed...

Lawmakers Release Emergency Funding Request on Coronavirus

Appropriators released today their $8.3 billion emergency funding bill to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, $5.8 billion more than the $2...
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How Will Candidate Plans Affect Total Health Costs?

We recently updated our estimates of the budgetary impacts of health care reform plans put forward by 2020 presidential candidates Joe Biden,...

Primary Care: Estimating Democratic Candidates’ Health Plans

Senator Bernie Sanders released a new set of proposals to offset the cost of his health care plan this week. Based on these new proposals,...

New Infographics on 2020 Candidates' Health Plans

We have updated these infographics – originally published on February 7 – to reflect a new set of proposals released on February 24 by Senator...
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The President's Budget Saves Medicare $600 Billion While Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs

Last year, numerous politicians and outlets repeated the false and misleading claim that the President’s FY 2020 budget cut Medicare benefits by $845...

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