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Blog | March 2017

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.
Dan Crippen
Mar 24, 2017 | Health Care

Dan Crippen: Why the CBO’s health bill numbers matter — even if they’re imperfect

Dan Crippen served as the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1999 to 2003 and is currently a member of the board of the Committee for a...
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Mar 24, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Trump Budget Spending Increases Aren’t All Paid For

Although President’s Trump “skinny budget” pays for most of its defense spending increases with cuts elsewhere, one-fifth of the spending increases...
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Mar 24, 2017 | Health Care

How Much Will the Essential Health Benefit Changes to AHCA Cost?

Yesterday, we showed the manager's amendment to the American Health Care Act (Obamacare replacement) would reduce its total deficit reduction from $...
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Mar 23, 2017 | Health Care

What CBO Says About the Updated AHCA

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released their updated score of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) with the inclusion of manager's...
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Mar 23, 2017 | Health Care

What We Know About the “Third Prong” of the Republicans’ Health Care Plan

The White House recently released an outline of the “three-prong” process to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”). Both...
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Mar 21, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas and Robert L. Bixby: Trump's "skinny budget" gets an incomplete

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, and Robert L. Bixby,...
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Mar 21, 2017 | Health Care

AHCA Manager's Amendments Will Likely Cut Deficit Reduction in Half

The House Rules Committee released two manager's amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) late Monday evening in advance of their scheduled...
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Mar 20, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

AHCA Saves Money, But Could Make Getting to Balance Harder

Update (3/23/2017): These numbers are relevant for the original version of the American Health Care Act. An amended version was released on...
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Mar 20, 2017 | Health Care

Obamacare Replacement Could Save $2 Trillion Over Two Decades

Update (3/23/2017): These numbers are relevant for the original version of the American Health Care Act. An amended version was released on...
Mar 17, 2017

MacGuineas Explains the President's "Skinny Budget" and the Debt Ceiling on NBC and Fox

CRFB President Maya MacGuineas appeared on NBC and Fox News yesterday to discuss President Trump's new "skinny budget" and the debt limit. On...

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