CBO released an issue brief today on different approaches for splitting the projected growth in the costs of the major federal health care programs into "excess cost growth" and demographic effects (these two factors refl
I am delivering a talk on behavioral economics and health care later today at the National Academy of Social Insurance. Today's event is being held in honor of Peter Diamond's winning the Robert Ball award from NASI.
CBO is often asked for our most recent estimates of before- and after-tax household income, along with our estimates of effective tax rates.
Many people believe that health information technology (health IT) has the potential to transform the practice of health care by reducing costs and improving quality.
I am testifying this morning on climate change before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions would provide benefits to society by helping to limit the damage associated with climate change, especially the risk of significant damage.
Under current law, rising costs for health care and the aging of the population will cause federal spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to rise substantially as a share of the economy.
Health Affairs held a briefing on the future of health care reform earlier this week.
I am testifying this morning on SCHIP before the Subcommittee on Health of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The testimony is very similar to testimony delivered before the Senate Finance Committee in April.
Last month, I participated in an event on mortgage and housing markets with Alan Blinder of Princeton and Zanny Minton Beddoes of The Economist magazine. The event was co-hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School and The Economist.