December 20, 2014

Publications

16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

Recent Publications

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19 Aug, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today called new federal budget projections an alarming reminder of the need for Washington to set better priorities and resist the temptation to dig the government into even deeper trouble with more deficit-financed spending and tax cuts.Based on today’s budget... Read More
4 Aug, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON----With the 2010 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Report scheduled to be released on Thursday, The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers, the president’s fiscal commission and the public to focus on the report’s projected cost growth of the two largest entitlement programs rather... Read More
24 May, 2010 - Issue Brief
With pressure mounting to show progress in reining in the nation’s unsustainable structural budget deficit, Social Security reform may soon return to the policy agenda. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each made attempts at reforming Social Security in their second terms when they no... Read More
21 Mar, 2010 - Press Release
The dramatic expansion of health care coverage that received final approval in Congress on Sunday means that controlling medical costs will be more important than ever. As The Concord Coalition has repeatedly pointed out, expanding coverage without curbing costs is a recipe for fiscal disaster.... Read More
29 Dec, 2009 - Press Release
WASHINGTON — Although Americans see Medicare as a key part of the country's social contract and want to preserve it in some recognizable form, they are willing to consider significant changes in the program to hold down its costs as the U.S. population ages. In day-long “Choice-Dialogues” in which... Read More
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23 Dec, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/1223FinalHealthCarebrief.pdf
I. IntroductionWith the House having passed its version of health care reform (H.R. 3962) and the Senate on the verge of passing its version (H.R. 3590), the outline of a final bill is beginning to take shape. It is thus appropriate to look ahead at the fiscal considerations that will likely be the... Read More
17 Dec, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/IMAB_StatementFinal.pdf
Health care legislation currently being debated in the Senate creates a new Independent Medicare Advisory Board (IMAB). The board, not included in the House bill, would be tasked with making recommendations on slowing Medicare cost growth. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) would... Read More
8 Dec, 2009 - Facing Facts
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FF_Newsletter_V-3_09-1206_1.pdf
22 Oct, 2009 - Facing Facts
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FF%20Newsletter%20V-2_09-1022.pdf
In stressing the urgency of reform, the President has repeatedly warned that runaway health-care spending poses a grave threat to the nation’s fiscal and economic future. “Our health-care problem is our deficit problem,” he pronounced in his address to Congress last month... Read More
19 Oct, 2009 - Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition said today that if Congress raises physician reimbursement rates in Medicare, it should spell out how to pay for the changes. The Senate is expected to consider a bill this week that would permanently increase physician reimbursement rates relative to the current... Read More