Why a Debt Rescue Committee Is “Deja Vu All Over Again”

Like Yogi Berra, we could say “deja vu all over again” about the Congressional debt reduction committees that were proposed and created.

Why Federal Spending Is Tough to Predict for Entitlement Programs

Looking back at Medicare and Medicaid, we can see why there are several versions of spending projections for the American Families Plan.

A Single-Payer Primer From the CBO

In a new report, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) presents a menu of choices that we will need to consider if we want single payer healthcare.

How Social Security Is in Worse Shape Than We Think

Twice last year– during February and August–we shared six facts about Social Security. Now, disagreeing with the Social Security Trustees 2018 Report, economists at the University of Pennsylvania suggest the program is in worse shape than we think. Social Security…

Six More Facts We Need To Know About Social Security

Although Social Security solvency has not been in the headlines, it remains a massive challenge that we need to understand.

Six Facts We Need To Know About Medicare

Soon to be swamped by the baby boomers, Medicare’s finances are summarized in this year’s report from the trustees that oversee the program’s funding.

What You Need to Decide About the Future of the Federal Budget

While the CBO’s (Congressional Budget Office) 2018-2028 report presents federal budget projections, the numbers also reflect the tradeoffs and some tough decisions.

Debating the Size of the Social Safety Net

If Finland replaces benefits with a monthly check, the tradeoffs for its safety net programs will be domestic and international.

Four Maps That Tell What We Really Know About a Supreme Court Healthcare Decision

Affecting ACA tax credit subsidies in 34 states, the Supreme Court Affordable Care Act decision will impact entitlement spending.

Why the Social Security Crisis Has Begun

Caused by aging baby boomers, expanded criteria and the remnants of the great recession, SSDI entitlement spending is approaching insolvency.