Tag: Congressional Budget Office
Federal Regulations Explode During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Trump administration has often trumpeted its effectiveness in reducing the number of regulations that U.S. government agencies impose on regular Americans and businesses. But since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of new regulatory restrictions issued by federal agencies and departments has exploded, reversing much of the progress the Trump administration...
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Bipartisan Proposals for Spending Cuts

Thanks to the coronavirus recession, the U.S. government is on track to borrow more money in 2020 that it will collect in taxes as it cranks up its deficit spending to unprecedented levels. That’s the best estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, which finally weighed in on the fiscal impact of the emergency spending...
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Nonpartisan Congressional Agency Is Pessimistic About Nation’s Long-Term Fiscal Health

The Congressional Budget Office has published its Long-Term Budget Outlook for 2019, projecting the U.S. government’s fiscal health will become much worse over the next 30 years in its baseline scenario.

The CBO’s Ideas for Saving Money

Last December, the Congressional Budget Office generated a list of ideas for how the U.S. government could save trillions of dollars over the next 10 years.

CBO: Autopilot Spending To Send National Debt Soaring

The Congressional Budget Office has issued its Budget and Economic Outlook for 2019 through 2029, where it projects that for the next 10 years, the U.S. government’s spending and tax collections will each grow at an average annual rate of 5 percent a year.

The CBO Agrees: It’s the Spending, Stupid!

U.S. Government’s long-term budget outlook released.

CBO’s Big Mistakes Highlight Need to Privatize Economic Data Series

On February 10, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) admitted a mistake in its projections of the share of earnings replaced by Social Security for people approaching retirement. Last fall, the CBO said the annual Social Security benefit for those born in the 1960s and retiring at age 65 would replace 60 percent of their...
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Peak Obamacare? We’re There

The Obama administration has released a report estimating that enrollment in Obamacare will reach only 9.4 million to 11.4 million at the end of 2016. Back in 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was passed, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that exchange coverage would reach 21 million next year (Table 4). Why the come...
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CBO: Repealing ACA Would Grow U.S. Economy; Reduce Number of Insured by 10 Million

I have asked, and the Congressional Budget Office has answered. Well, not really. Although, I have been urging the CBO to do a comprehensive estimate of all the effects of the Affordable Care Act, effectively for the first time since 2012. It did so last week. The main takeaway is that “repealing the ACA...
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How Much Does Health Insurance Affect Health? Some Surprising Answers

There have been a number of claims that lack of insurance is life threatening. The most recent and well known is an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study claiming that 18,000 people die every year because they do not have health insurance.[1] Using a similar methodology, a study for the Physicians for a National Health...
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