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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.

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Mar 13, 2014 | Health Care

Three Out of Four Doc Fix Plans Would Worsen the Debt

Note: This blog has been updated from its original posting to include the CBO score of the Senate Republican proposal.With the current "doc fix...
Mar 13, 2014 | Taxes

Correcting Some Misconceptions About the Camp Plan

In the wake of the release of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's (R-MI) tax reform discussion draft, some misconceptions have been...
Mar 13, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

Taking Stock of the Long-Term Fiscal Picture

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) isn't the only agency in town that does long-term projections. The Treasury Department annually releases the...
Mar 12, 2014 | Health Care

Democratic SGR Offset Alternative Replaces One Gimmick With Another

Earlier today, we wrote that the the House Republican SGR bill would add to long-term deficits by using a timing gimmick to pay for permanent costs...
Mar 12, 2014 | Health Care

House SGR Bill Increases Long-Term Deficits

While the relevant congressional committees recently reached agreement on a bipartisan plan to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula with...
Mar 12, 2014 | Health Care

Administration Does About-Face on Fate of ACA Cost-Sharing Subsidies

The administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its report to Congress on Monday detailing the sequester’s impact on...
Mar 11, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

OMB Releases Long-Term Projections for the FY2015 Budget Proposal

OMB just published additional information, explanations, tables, and projections related to this year's budget -- known as the Analytical...

How Low Could Debt Go?

We talked last week about several policies making their first appearance in the President's budget. What we didn't mention is that in addition to...
Mar 10, 2014 | Taxes

EITC Attracts Bipartisan Praise and Proposals

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which provides low-income taxpayers with a refundable tax credit that increases up to a certain point along with...
Mar 10, 2014

Gene Steuerle: A Camp-ground for Tax Reformers

Gene Steuerle, Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute, wrote a post on the Tax Policy Center's blog, TaxVox. It...