August 4, 2015

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3 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication

The full interview can also be found here.

Q: The latest trustees' report shows improvements in the long-term health of both Medicare and Social Security. Both should be able to cover benefits for at least 15 years. So why make any changes now?

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20 May, 2015 - Press Release
Concord, New Hampshire -- First Budget, a nonpartisan initiative to raise awareness of the nation’s fiscal challenges during the 2016 presidential campaign, today announced a “New Hampshire Cabinet” consisting of political, business and civic leaders from across the state. The Cabinet includes... Read More
5 May, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomes the House and Senate passage of a budget resolution that promises to balance the budget and substantially slow the growth of federal debt over the next 10 years. Concord warns, however, that these goals rest upon speculative savings from future policy... Read More
25 Apr, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Gazette, Iowa state representatives Ken Rizer (R-Cedar Rapids) and Dan Kelley (D-Newton) discuss their involvement in the First Budget initiative and the importance of making the nation's unsustainable budget policies a top issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. The op-ed can... Read More
16 Apr, 2015 - Press Release
IOWA CITY, IOWA -- Several of the nation’s leading health care experts will discuss options to improve how care is delivered and paid for at a policy conference next Wednesday at the University of Iowa.   The keynote speakers will be Alice Rivlin, who served as the first director of the... Read More
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2 Apr, 2015 - Press Release
CONCORD, N.H. --  First Budget brought its message for the 2016 presidential election to New Hampshire today as part of its campaign to highlight the growing federal debt. First Budget, a joint effort of The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt, is active in New Hampshire and... Read More
22 Mar, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the New Hampshire Union Leader, former Congressmen Richard Swett and William Zeliff say New Hampshire citizens should ask presidential candidates about their plans to put the federal budget on a more sustainable course. Zeliff, a Republican, and Swett, a Democrat, are involved with... Read More
20 Mar, 2015 - Special Publication
Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and several other budget and health care experts recently wrote to Congressional leaders recommending that they fully offset the cost of replacing the sustainable growth rate, which determines payment rates for Medicare providers. The other... Read More
17 Mar, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the proposed House budget resolution for its goal of reining in future deficits but cautioned against assumptions of reduced spending that are vague and unrealistic, and against revenue projections that are at odds with recent tax-cut legislation... Read More
23 Feb, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for Roll Call, former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) explain how the country’s aging population, rising health care costs and deeply flawed tax system are putting more and more pressure on the federal budget, and they note that the "First Budget" campaign will... Read More
12 Feb, 2015 - Press Release
Des Moines – Two of the nation’s leading experts on health care policy said today that it was critical for 2016 presidential candidates to offer credible proposals to hold down health care costs -- and the federal debt -- in the years ahead. “The U.S. no longer has just a long-term debt problem,”... Read More