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Nov 17, 2014 | Blog Paper | Health Care| Taxes

The PREP Plan: Paying for Reform and Extension Policies

In the coming months, Congress and the President will face a number of important decisions with significant fiscal implications. Specifically, they...
Nov 11, 2014 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Gene Steuerle: Pushing on Air in a Balloon--Health Cost Growth and $1,000 Pills

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is the Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and a member of the Committee for a Responsible...

Lame Duck To-Do (and Don't) List

With the 2014 midterm elections mostly in the books, the current Congress will return from weeks of campaigning to finish some remaining items before...
Oct 30, 2014 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Another Way to Look at the Medicare Slowdown

A recent Health Affairs piece from CRFB's Loren Adler and Adam Rosenberg showed that the prescription drug benefit, Part D, has been...

CBO Report Parses the Reasons for Part D's Slow Growth

The last few months have seen a number of new ideas to save money in Part D of Medicare by encouraging more efficient use of drugs by prescription...
Oct 21, 2014 | Blog Paper | Health Care

Medicare's Slowdown: A Story About Part D

In a Health Affairs blog post, CRFB's Loren Adler and Adam Rosenberg find that most of the recent slowdown in Medicare's costs is attributable to the...