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Media Briefing: A Closer Look at the Ryan-Wyden Plan to Reform Medicare
December 20, 2011
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a conference call briefing on Tuesday, December 20 at 12:30 pm (ET) to discuss the new Medicare reform framework put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Wyden. Ezekiel Emanuel, a world-renowned bioethicist and health care expert, former Special Adviser for Health Policy to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Vice Provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, and Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress joined CBPP's Senior Fellow Paul Van de Water, and CBPP President, Robert Greenstein to discuss the implications of the Ryan-Wyden plan on Medicare, its beneficiaries, and health care costs.
Media Briefing: The Effects of a Repatriation Tax Holiday
October 13, 2011
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a conference call briefing to discuss the impacts of a heavily lobbied proposal to allow U.S.-based multinational companies to pay sharply lower taxes on the profits they return from overseas. This is popularly known as a “repatriation tax holiday.”
Speakers will included Edward Kleinbard, former Chief of Staff of the non-partisan Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation and now Professor of Law at the University of Southern California and the author of a new important study that bears on these issues; Chuck Marr, the Center’s Director of Federal Tax Policy; and Center President Robert Greenstein, who will serve as moderator.
Media Briefing: Examining the New 2010 Census Data on Poverty, Health Insurance Coverage, and Income
September 13, 2011
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a conference call briefing for journalists Tuesday, September 13, at 1:30 p.m. (ET) to examine the new Census Bureau data for 2010 on poverty, health insurance coverage, and income trends that will be released that morning.
Media Briefing: Raising the Medicare Eligibility Age: A Misguided Deficit-Reduction Proposal
September 12, 2011
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will hold a conference call briefing on Monday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the impact of raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67, a proposal that the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is expected to consider in its effort to reduce the nation's long-term deficit.
Podcast: Tax Flight Is a Myth
August 4, 2011
"Attacks on sorely-needed increases in state tax revenues often include the unproven claim that tax hikes will drive large numbers of households - particularly the most affluent - to other states. The same claim also is used to justify new tax cuts. Compelling evidence shows that this claim is false. The effects of tax increases on migration are, at most, small - so small that states that raise income taxes on the most affluent households can be assured of a substantial net gain in revenue."
Media Briefing: Strategies For Reining in Health Care Costs Beyond Measures in Health Reform
June 23, 2011
Peter Orszag, former Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, now Vice Chair of Global Banking at Citigroup and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses and critiques various ideas and approaches for transforming the U.S. health care system in order to slow the rise in health care costs.
Media Briefing: Understanding the Annual Reports of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees
May 13, 2011
Robert Greenstein, the Center’s President, and Paul Van de Water, Senior Fellow at the Center and one of Washington’s leading experts on social insurance programs, discuss what the reports say about the long-term financial status of Social Security and Medicare.
Podcast: The Effect of Chairman Ryan’s Radical Budget Plan on Medicare
April 13, 2011
Paul Van de Water, Senior Fellow, discusses how Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget plan would affect Medicare.
Media Briefing: A Greater Understanding of Rep. Ryan's Budget Plan
April 7, 2011
Robert Greenstein, James Horney, and Paul Van de water discuss emerging new findings from the Center and from the Congressional Budget Office about House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's plan.
Podcast: Governors' Budgets Proposals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
April 5, 2011
Erica Williams, Policy Analyst with the Center’s State Fiscal Project discusses how proposed budgets put forth by many governors would greatly harm their states residents.
Media Briefing: Principles and Cautions for Deficit Reduction
March 24, 2011
Robert Greenstein, President, and James R. Horney, Vice President for Fiscal Policy discuss a major new report, which suggests a framework for a comprehensive deficit reduction package, discusses the appropriate mix of tax and program savings for it, recommends some important ways to achieve those savings, explains the effects that such a package should have on poverty and inequality, and highlights some misguided proposals that policymakers should avoid.
Podcast: Radical Medicaid Proposals Could Add Millions to Ranks of Uninsured
March 24, 2011
Edwin Park, Vice President for Health Policy, discusses how Medicaid block grant proposals would harm seniors, children, and people with disabilities, as well as states.
Podcast: Basic Facts About State and Local Workers
March 17, 2011
Liz McNichol, Senior Fellow with the Center’s State Fiscal Project discusses the facts about state and local workers: who they are, what they do, and how their pay compares to their private sector counterparts.
Podcast: Improving the Delivery of Key Work Supports at this Critical Moment
March 8, 2011
Stacy Dean, Vice President for Food Assistance Policy, and Dottie Rosenbaum, Senior Analyst, discuss the Work Support Strategies Initiative and their report on improving the delivery of key services to needy families.
Podcast: The February Unemployment Report and What It Means for the Economy
March 4, 2011
The jobs report for February is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone.
Podcast: Tax Cuts Worsening Wisconsin’s Budget Problems
March 1, 2011
Nick Johnson, Vice President for State Fiscal Policy discusses the budget situation in Wisconsin.
Media Briefing: Medicaid, Health Reform, and the States
February 28, 2011
Judith Solomon, Vice President for Health Policy, Edwin Park, Vice President for Health Policy, and Robert Greenstein, the Center’s President, will discuss proposals to block grant the Medicaid program and repeal its maintenance of effort requirements.
Media Briefing: Examining Serious Flaws in the Bowles-Simpson Social Security Plan
February 17, 2011
Paul N. Van de Water and Robert Greenstein discuss the problematic changes proposed in the Bowles-Simpson Social Security Plan
Podcast: Examining the President’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2012
February 16, 2011
James Horney, the Center’s Vice President for Federal Fiscal Policy, discusses the President’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2012.
Media Briefing: Examining the President's Budget Proposal
February 14, 2011
Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, discusses the President's Budget Proposal for FY2012.
Podcast: Troubling Trends in Governors’ Budget Proposals
February 8, 2011
Erica Williams, policy analyst with the Center’s State Fiscal Project, discusses troubling trends in governors’ new budget proposals.
Podcast: The January Unemployment Report and What It Means for the Economy
February 4, 2011
The jobs report for January is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone.
Media Briefing: The Corker-McCaskill Proposal to Cap Total Federal Spending: Is It Sound Policy?
February 1, 2011
Executive Director, Robert Greenstein, and Senior Fellow, Paul Van de Water discuss the “Commitment to American Prosperity Act” that would set a binding spending cap of 20.6% of the Gross Domestic Product.
Podcast: The Commerce Department’s Report on GDP and What It Means for the Economy and Job Creation
February 1, 2011
Chad Stone, the Center’s Chief Economist, discusses what the Commerce Department’s new report on gross domestic product means for the economy and job creation.
Podcast: Misunderstandings About State Debt and Pensions Create Unnecessary Alarm
January 25, 2011
Senior advisor Iris Lav discusses misconceptions concerning bond debt, pensions and other challenges facing states.
Media Briefing: Misunderstandings Regarding State Debt, Pensions, and Retiree Health Costs Create Unnecessary Alarm
January 20, 2011
Iris Lav discusses misconceptions about state and local bond debt, pension obligations, and retiree health costs that have lead to misguided calls for drastic, immediate measures that are not necessary and could prove harmful.
Podcast: Debunking False Claims About Health Reform's Impact on Jobs and the Deficit
January 18, 2011
Senior Fellow Paul Van de Water discusses myths about health reform’s impact on jobs and the deficit.
Podcast: The Impact of the New Budget Rules in the U.S. House of Representatives
January 11, 2011
Jim Horney, the Center’s Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, discusses the new budget rules in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Podcast: The December Unemployment Report and What It Means for the Economy
January 7, 2011
The jobs report for December is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone.