October 31, 2014

Publications

28 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication

Former U.S. House members Tom Tauke (R-IA) and Leonard Boswell (D-IA), who are working with The Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt to raise awareness of the nation's fiscal challenges, wrote this recent op-ed for The Des Moines Register. The article can also be found here

Iowa plays a unique role in our nation’s politics and public policy-making. As a result, we sometimes feel inundated with politicians and political talk...

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27 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--President Clinton announced during last night's State of the Union address that he has asked the Concord Coalition and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to co-host a series of bipartisan conferences with the White House on the future of Social Security. President... Read More
24 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has placed an advertisement in this Sunday's (Jan. 25) New York Times urging President Clinton and members of Congress to use restraint when considering what to do with any projected budget surpluses. The advertisement is signed by Concord Co-Chairs and former... Read More
18 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will host a briefing focusing on the budget surplus debate on Thursday, Jan. 22, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in room B-369 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Forecasts of a potential budget surplus have kindled a vigorous debate over what to do with the... Read More
14 Jan, 1998 - Facing Facts
Are veterans with smoking-related ailments eligible for "service-connected" disability benefits? Until a few years ago, the answer was: Of course not. But in 1993, VA legal experts ruled they should be. Then, just last summer, the VA General Counsel confirmed this ruling and instructed the VA to... Read More
7 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Marty Meehan (D-Mass.) will host the Concord Coalition's new interactive entitlement exercise, Just Generations, at Concord-Carlisle (Mass.) High School on Monday, Jan. 12, at 7:00 p.m. Just Generations participants will assume the role of citizen-members of a... Read More
7 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress and the president to run budget surpluses at least as large as Social Security's annual surplus, which has been borrowed each year since 1983 to mask the size of annual budget deficits. While the latest projections from the Congressional... Read More
7 Jan, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today cautioned that a proposal by President Clinton to expand Medicare risks making the program even more unsustainable than it is today. However, Concord hopes the proposal will open a debate over how much Medicare should subsidize health coverage for people... Read More
14 Dec, 1997 - Facing Facts
Last summer, HHS's Office of the Inspector General issued a report concluding that a large share of Medicare's payments to providers -- 14 percent in 1996 -- are "improper." Seizing on the report's finding, the White House and Congress are fulminating against Medicare "fraud" and proposing tough... Read More
10 Dec, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will host a briefing on the challenges facing the Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare on Tuesday, Dec. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. in room HC-8 of the U.S. Capitol. The briefing's panelists will examine the following questions: How will the Commission... Read More
2 Nov, 1997 - Facing Facts
Back in 1984, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler, impressed by the cost savings from a major reform of Medicare's payment system, concluded that America had "broken the back of the health-care inflation monster." We hadn't, of course: Costs soon surged again. Over the last few years, many politicians... Read More