Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
Mar 22, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

The Case for Trust Fund Solutions

Some of the nation’s most important government programs are financed with dedicated revenue sources using federal trust funds. Four of those programs...
Mar 10, 2021 | Other Spending

How High Are Federal Interest Payments?

This year, the federal government will spend $300 billion on interest payments on the national debt. This is the equivalent of nearly ...
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Mar 4, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO's March 2021 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its March 2021 Long-Term Budget Outlook, confirming that the federal budget is on an...
Feb 23, 2021 | Health Care

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...
Feb 23, 2021 | Health Care

Reducing Medicare Advantage Overpayments

The Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which allows Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in federally-funded private health insurance plans, is an...
Feb 23, 2021 | Health Care

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...
Feb 11, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO's February 2021 Budget and Economic Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its February 2021 Budget and Economic Outlook, confirming that, despite improvements as a...
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Jan 22, 2021 | Budget Process

Reconciliation 101

This paper has been updated here.   What is reconcilation? How do reconciliation instructions work? Can a reconciliation bill...
Oct 29, 2020 | Other Spending

The Cost of the Trump and Biden COVID Response Plans

The COVID pandemic has caused considerable economic damage and human suffering. Policymakers responded aggressively this spring to address the...
Oct 7, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

The Cost of the Trump and Biden Campaign Plans

Whoever is inaugurated on January 20, 2021, will face many fiscal challenges over his term. Under current law, trillion-dollar annual budget deficits...

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