Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Health Care

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Ten Options to Secure the Medicare Trust Fund

The Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI), or Part A, trust fund is expected to be only five years from insolvency and faces a $515 billion net funding...

Capping Hospital Prices

High hospital prices are a leading driver of high and rising costs in the U.S. health care system, resulting in insurance premium growth that...

Reducing Medicare Advantage Overpayments

The Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which allows Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in federally-funded private health insurance plans, is an...

Equalizing Medicare Payments Regardless of Site-of-Care

Currently, the Medicare program pays higher rates for medical services performed in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) than it pays for the same...

Three Ways to Lower Health Care Costs

There is broad agreement on the need to address high and rising health care costs and a growing consensus on potential sources of savings. At the...

CBO Projects Major Trust Fund Exhaustions on the Horizon

A number of important federal programs — including Social Security and Medicare — are financed through dedicated revenue sources and managed through...

Understanding Joe Biden's 2020 Health Care Plan

Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden has proposed a significant agenda to address health care coverage and costs. He...

$412 Billion in COVID Funds Are Earmarked for the Health Industry

Our state-of-the-art interactive COVID Money Tracker tool can be used to see that at least $412 billion of COVID releif funds have been earmarked for...

Major Trust Funds Headed for Insolvency Within 11 Years

A number of important federal programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, are financed through dedicated revenue sources and managed through...