April 20, 2014

Publications

1 Apr, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan.

“It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget Committees to produce a budget,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “Chairman Ryan thus deserves credit for following ‘regular order’ by proposing a budget in an election year when some may argue that it would be...

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9 Jun, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition today reiterated its support for enacting statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules, particularly in light of proposals to expand the federal government’s health care commitments. Concord warned, however, that the Obama Administration’s PAYGO proposal would exempt $3.5 trillion of... Read More
5 Jun, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090604-health-care-issue-brief-4_1.pdf
By David Koitz This is Issue #4 in The Concord Coalition Series on Health Care and Medicare. For the rest of the series, click here. Two prominent areas where Medicare has had little success in controlling costs are payments to physicians and contracts with private group health care providers.... Read More
1 Jun, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090601-health-care-issue-brief-3_0.pdf
By David Koitz This is Issue #3 in The Concord Coalition Series on Health Care and Medicare. For the rest of the series, click here. A consensus exists among health policy analysts that there is no single remedy to rein in the rapid pace at which the nation's health care costs are rising. What we... Read More
15 May, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/090515-health-care-issue-brief-1_0.pdf
By David Koitz This is Issue #1 in The Concord Coalition Series on Health Care and Medicare. For the rest of the series, click here. The cost of health care in the United States continues its rapid multi-decade rise unabated, far outstripping inflation and the rise in personal incomes. The... Read More
20 Mar, 2009 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today’s release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report estimating that the President’s budget would result in annual deficits averaging more than $900 billion over the next 10 years, The Concord Coalition pointed out that much of the fiscal damage would be caused by... Read More
13 Mar, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/March_13_Obama_budget.pdf
I. Introduction The budget outline submitted to Congress by President Obama on February 26, 2009 is a bold and ambitious proposal that could transform the policy agenda for years to come. On the plus side, it calls for significant deficit reduction, improves transparency, and reflects a commitment... Read More
26 Feb, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition said today that President Obama's pledge to cut the deficit in half by 2013 is a positive and achievable goal but warned that it would still leave the nation on an unsustainable fiscal path. Concord praised the administration for improving transparency in the budget by using... Read More
28 Jan, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/January_28_issue_brief-final.pdf
President Obama and the new Congress face distinct but related fiscal policy challenges over the short and long term. Swift action is necessary both to address immediate needs and develop an “exit strategy” to ensure that our response to the current crisis does not have adverse unintended... Read More
7 Jan, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers to take note of the first ever annual deficit projected to exceed $1 trillion and a post World War II high of 8.3 percent of GDP, and take steps to prevent deficits of this magnitude from becoming the norm. Concord warned that any attempt at economic... Read More
8 Dec, 2008 - Facing Facts
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FF%20Newsletter%20Vol%204%202_08-1204_FINAL2.pdf
In this issue, Neil Howe and Richard Jackson discuss the importance of confronting the nation's looming long-term fiscal crisis while working to jump-start the economy.  As larger annual deficits grow nearer and countries begin to reevaluate their assets, it will be important for the United States... Read More