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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10 May, 2010 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Emergency_Spending_Brief.pdf
Over the next few weeks, we will be hearing a lot about supplemental appropriations and emergency spending as Congress turns to a major supplemental spending bill that will likely include funding for the war effort and other priorities.  As discussed in the Washington Budget Report ... Read More
3 May, 2010 - Special Publication
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Budget_Resolution_Issue_Statement.pdf
We need a budget. Our deficit is hovering near post-WWII record levels and is on an unsustainable path. Our debt is projected to double over the next 10 years, reaching an alarming 90 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned developed... Read More
1 Feb, 2010 - Press Release
NOTE: Additional analysis of the President’s new budget proposals can be found at our blog -- The Tabulation. WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that it supports the deficit reduction goals in President Obama’s new budget as well as his plans for a bipartisan fiscal commission. Concord... Read More
26 Jan, 2010 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reinforce the need for statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules, tight spending caps and a bipartisan fiscal commission to recommend policy changes that would be given an up-or-down vote in... Read More
25 Jan, 2010 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/Debt_limit_brief_final.pdf
Before leaving town in December, Congress raised the statutory debt limit by $290 billion to $12.39 trillion. This was a short-term patch that will only provide enough borrowing authority to last until mid-February. Congress must, therefore, address the issue again as one of its first actions in... Read More
9 Dec, 2009 - Press Release
The Concord Coalition today praised Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Ranking Member Judd Gregg (R-NH) for reintroducing legislation to create a bipartisan task force charged with developing legislative solutions to the nation’s long-term fiscal imbalance. “This is a very... Read More
9 Nov, 2009 - Press Release
Federal Budget Experts & Innovative California OrganizationPresent the “Federal Budget Challenge”WASHINGTON -- As the battle rages on over the fiscal impact of health care reform, lawmakers are facing tough choices that will affect our nation’s balance sheet for years to come. Now there’s an... 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
25 Aug, 2009 - Press Release
With today’s release of new budget projections from the Obama administration showing deficits totaling more than $9 trillion over the next 10 years, The Concord Coalition said that cost control must be the primary focus of health care reform and called for a bipartisan deficit reduction plan.... Read More
31 Jul, 2009 - Issue Brief
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/IMAC-brief-FINAL.pdf
I. Health care savings: trust but verify Despite the contentious nature of the debate over health care reform, all sides accept one central premise: the projected growth rate of health care costs is unsustainable. Cost control is thus fundamental to the nation’s fiscal sustainability and economic... Read More