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Briefing on Medicaid, Health Reform, and the States

March 1, 2011

Yesterday, Judith Solomon, Vice President for Health Policy, Edwin Park, Vice President for Health Policy, and Robert Greenstein, the Center’s President, discussed proposals to block grant the Medicaid program and repeal its maintenance of effort requirements on a call with reporters.

In Case You Missed It...

February 26, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we talked about health care and state budgets.

  • On health care, Judy Solomon outlined significant threats to Medicaid in a bill proposed by Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker.  Edwin Park
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In Case You Missed It...

February 19, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on President Obama’s 2012 budget, the economy, health reform, and state budgets.

House Republican Cuts for This Year Would Hit Job Training Next Year, Too

February 18, 2011

The report we released yesterday shows how the House Republican proposal for deep cuts in non-security discretionary programs would affect a number of important programs in the current fiscal year — 2011, which ends September 30. But the proposed cuts for job training and employment services would have serious consequences into the next fiscal year as well, because of how Congress typically funds the programs.

The Gory Details on House Republicans’ 2011 Spending Cut Proposal

February 18, 2011

Jim Horney, our Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, has previously explained why House Republican leaders’ proposed cuts in non-security discretionary programs for the current fiscal year (2011) are deeper than they appear. Then yesterday, Jim and several of his colleagues issued a report that details the impact of those cuts, as reflected in a measure now on the House floor, in a number of specific areas, with state-by-state data.

House Proposal to Defund Health Reform Would Carry Heavy Cost

February 17, 2011

We’ve issued a brief analysis of a proposal the House is expected to vote on tonight or tomorrow that would effectively block progress on health reform for the rest of the fiscal year.

Q & A: Examining the President’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year With Jim Horney

February 17, 2011

Jim Horney, the Center’s Vice President for federal fiscal policy, discusses the President’s budget proposal.

Robert Greenstein Statement on the President's Budget Proposal

February 14, 2011

We just released a statement from Robert Greenstein on the President's budget proposal:

The Obama Budget and the Deficit

February 14, 2011

We’re looking at the President’s budget and will post our thoughts later today, but it’s worth noting that, under his budget, the deficit would shrink very significantly as a share of the economy over the course of this decade.

In Case You Missed It...

February 12, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we blogged about the federal budget, state budgets, the economy, and health care.