Compromise to Fix Medicare Payment Formula and Extend Children's Health Insurance Deserves Support

The compromise that the House has passed isn’t perfect.  It would be better if policymakers fully offset the repair of the physician payment formula (known as the sustainable growth rate, or SGR) and extended CHIP for four years rather than two. 

An effort should, and surely will, be made in the Senate to strengthen the CHIP component of the package by extending the program for four years.  Read more




Congressional Budget Debate

Congressional Budget Plans Get Two-Thirds of Cuts From Programs for People With Low or Moderate Incomes

View additional analyses of the congressional budget proposals:


  • Greenstein: Congressional Budget Plans Would Increase Poverty, Decrease Key Investments, and Rely on Enormous “Magic Asterisks” House | Senate

Food Assistance


Low-income Cuts


  • House Budget Committee Plan Cuts Pell Grants Deeply, Reducing Access to Higher Education Report | Blog




Reducing fraud and abuse


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Full Employment: How Can We Get There and Stay There? Why Does It Matter?

Please join the Full Employment Project of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities for a keynote speech by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and a discussion of leading economists about policies that can help restore and maintain full employment in U.S. labor markets. RSVP

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