1,204Dec 4, 2013
Affordable Care Act and Medicare Advantage
Witnesses testified on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Medicare Advantage program. Medicare Advantage plans are the private health coverage that older people can get as an ...
630Sep 13, 2013
Impact of 2008 Financial Crisis
Panelists including former representatives Barney Frank and Bill Thomas talked about the 2008 financial crisis and what has changed in the past five years. Among the topics they addressed were ...
245Jul 30, 2013
Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 1
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress. They both said they were hopeful a final version of ...
315Jun 11, 2013
Douglas Holtz-Eakin on Immigration and Tax Reform
Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about congressional efforts to pass an immigration reform bill, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included possible amendments ...
569May 30, 2013
Health Care Law and Insurance Premiums
Panelists talked about the Center Forward study on the impact of the the Affordable Care Act, the health care law, on insurance premiums. The study focused on Arizona, Florida, Illinois, New ...
565May 29, 2013
Cost of Immigration and Border Security
Panelists talked about the costs of immigration reform on the long- and short-term federal budget and the wider impact on the economy. At the time of the program, Congress was working on ...
1,215Apr 19, 2013
Officials testified about Department of Homeland Security efforts on immigration and spoke about the president’s vision for reform. During the hearing the subject of the Boston Marathon ...
356Feb 26, 2013
U.S. Economic and Budgetary Outlook
Robert Greenstein and Douglas Holtz-Eakin testified on the U.S. economic and budgetary outlook. Hr. Holtz-Eakin cited entitlement spending as an area needing ...
133Dec 14, 2012
Future of Homeownership
Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on the benefits and costs of homeownership and the role of lenders, investors and government policies, ...
200Dec 9, 2012
Fiscal Cliff Negotiations
Qorivs Communications' Stan Collender and the American Action Forum’s Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. "Fiscal cliff" referred to the ...
213Oct 16, 2012
Douglas Holtz-Eakin on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts
Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
1,386Oct 2, 2012
January 2013 Tax Increases
Panelists talked about the impact on taxpayers if Congress allows the economy to fall off the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if ...
280Jul 5, 2012
Medicare and the Health Care Law
Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about the potential state and federal Medicaid costs in light of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. He also responded ...
142Sep 13, 2011
Jobs and the Economy
Participants talked about the impact of the economy on the 2012 elections. Topics included national debt, tax policy, and the political climate.
137Sep 6, 2011
Deficit Reduction and the Economy, Part 2
Budget, legislative and business analysts examine the upcoming work of the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, created in a recently-passed debt ceiling ...
37,012Aug 15, 2011
Future of Social Security
Panelists offered their recommendations on changes needed to Social Security and how the politics surrounding the issue might play out in the 2012 elections. Among the topics they addressed ...
586Jul 28, 2011
Health Care Coverage at Small Businesses
Witnesses testified on the ability of small businesses to maintain the insurance coverage they were offering before the 2010 health care law was enacted. They focused on issues such as tax ...
1,171Jul 12, 2011
Medicare Payment Advisory Board Oversight
Witnesses testified at the House Budget Committee oversight hearing on the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which was created by the 2010 health care law to control ...
418Feb 27, 2011
Sustainability of the Medicaid Program
Governors called for more flexibility from the federal government on health care at the National Governors Association Health and Human Services Committee meeting. Members talked about the ...
1,131Jan 18, 2011
Health Care Law Repeal and Proposed Changes
Health care analysts, who supported repealing the 2010 health care reform law, talked about different provisions of the law that they believed would hurt the economy and the health care system ...
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