278Oct 28, 2011
Children and the U.S. Economy
Urban Institute scholars talked about the impact of the current economic climate on children. Among the topics they addressed were the role of the federal government, entitlement reform, and ...
1,001Jun 14, 2011
U.S. Economy and Federal Debt
Ben Bernanke made the keynote address at a conference on the U.S. economy and the federal debt ceiling. In his remarks he said that “failing to raise the debt ceiling in a timely way ...
8,655Jun 10, 2011
Fiscal State of Medicare and Social Security
Social Security and Medicare Trustees Robert Reischauer and Charles Blahous talked about the annual report on the financial solvency of the entitlement programs. They gave their recommendations ...
285May 16, 2011
2011 Medicare Trustees Report
Panelists talked about the just-released the 2011 Medicare Trustees Report. Among the topics they addressed were the findings of the report, its implications for senior citizens and taxpayers, ...
1,060May 13, 2011
Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report
The Social Security and Medicare fund trustees released their annual report on the fiscal condition of both federal programs. Trustees included Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Health and Human ...
265Dec 7, 2010
Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction
Panelists talked about plans to reduce the federal debt and reform the U.S. tax code. They also talked about the compromise between President Obama and congressional Republican leaders reached ...
665Jun 25, 2010
A 21st Century Government - What Should it Be?
Authors John Samples and Eugene Steuerle debated the proper size and role of the federal government. Mr. Reischauer moderated. The authors also responded to questions from members of ...
226Apr 28, 2010
Federal Budget and the National Debt, Health Care Panel
Panelists spoke about health care reform legislation, the potential impact of new health care regulations on the economy, and the overall effect on the national debt.
261Feb 16, 2010
Budget Reform Policy Forum, Part 1
Participants spoke about the federal budget deficit, U.S. fiscal policy, the impact of economic stimulus legislation on the economy, and financial market regulation. They also answered ...
384Jan 29, 2010
Economic Stimulus Debate
Panelists debated the pros and cons of a second economic stimulus package. Among the issues they addressed were job creation, levels of government spending, and assistance to small businesses.
292Jan 5, 2010
Social Safety Net Services
Panelists talked about the the state of the federal government’s domestic anti-poverty and workforce programs (social safety net services) such as food stamps, welfare, and Medicaid and ...
118Sep 11, 2009
Health Care Reform Strategy
Panelists looked back at President Clinton’s 1993 attempt to overhaul the U.S. care system in comparison to what President Obama is trying in the present. The heads of the Congressional ...
243Jun 26, 2009
Future of Health Care in America
The panels of health care policy experts and insurance company executives talked about the financing of the health care system. Topics included the Massachusetts health care system, financing ...
61Jan 2, 2007
Increasing the Minimum Wage
A panel discussion was held on the implications and effects of increasing the minimum wage. Topics included the history of the minimum wage, possible increase of unemployment, reduction of ...
26Mar 25, 2005
The Outlook for Medicare
The American Enterprise Institute held a forum on “The Outlook for Medicare and Social Security.” Richard Foster, the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ...
15Jun 1, 2004
The Perfect Budget Storm
The panelists talked about the federal budget. They noted that the federal deficit continued to increase, while revenues dropped due to tax cuts and spending grew due to Medicare, Social ...
12Apr 6, 2004
Panelists talked about tax policy and the impact of tax policy on the 2004 election. Among the specific issues addressed were the functions of taxes, the income tax, the alternative minimum ...
9Feb 3, 2004
The Future of Medicare
Former Congressional Budget Office Director Reischauer (1989-95) talked about the new Medicare improvement legislation, focusing on the “donut hole” in the prescription drug coverage and ...
18Oct 17, 2003
Medicare Drug Legislation
The panelists talked about the status of Medicare prescription drug legislation and what the bill may look like after House and Senate conferees finish negotiating. Topics included means ...
19Apr 23, 2003
America After the Iraq War Part 2
Moderated by General Clark, the panelists talked about domestic issues facing the U.S. after the Iraq War. Journalists, corporate and union leaders, and economists offered their perspectives on ...
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