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Blog | February 2015

Welcome to our blog – The Bottom Line, where you’ll find up-to-date commentary and analysis on the most important news in the fiscal world. Below is a list of our blog posts.
Feb 27, 2015 | Health Care

Fisher, Gregg, and Weinstein: A Prescription for What's Ailing ACOs

Dr. Elliott Fisher, former Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), and Dr. James Weinstein penned an op-ed published in Modern Healthcare discussing the...
Feb 27, 2015 | Budgets & Projections

Keith Hall Appointed as Next CBO Director

Speculation over the next director of the Congressional Budget Office ended today as the House and Senate Budget Committees announced that Keith Hall...
Feb 27, 2015 | Social Security

Lorenzen: Comprehensive Social Security Reform is Best to Address SSDI Insolvency

Ed Lorenzen, Senior Advisor for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, testified Wednesday in front of the Ways and Means Social Security...
Feb 26, 2015 | Budgets & Projections

The National Debt Must Be A Priority For The Next President

No matter how difficult the conversation, the national debt needs to be a top priority in the 2016 presidential election, and the next president...
Feb 26, 2015 | Health Care

Medicare Slowdown at Risk: The Imperative of Fixing ACOs

Today, Fix the Debt, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, and Dartmouth College released a paper titled Medicare Slowdown at Risk: The Imperative of Fixing...
Feb 25, 2015 | Health Care

The Benefits of Medicare Benefit Redesign

In a little over one month, lawmakers will face their second significant Fiscal Speed Bump of the year when the one-year "doc fix" expires. At that...
Feb 25, 2015 | Economics

Yellen: High Debt Could Undermine Flexibility

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered testimony on the Semiannual Monetary Policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. Not...
Feb 25, 2015 | Social Security

CRFB's Ed Lorenzen Testifies to Congress on SSDI

This afternoon, Ed Lorenzen, Senior Advisor for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, will testify in front of the Ways and Means...
Feb 24, 2015 | Taxes

Business Tax Reform Chapter Lays Out Administration's Thinking

The Council of Economic Advisers released its 2015 Economic Report of the President last week, discussing several recent economic developments and...
Feb 24, 2015 | Budget Process

Rudolph Penner: Dynamic Scoring Won't Be Perfect But it is Worth Doing

Rudolph Penner was the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1983 to 1987, and he is an Institute Fellow at the Urban ...