Today I am speaking to a conference sponsored by the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. My remarks review CBO’s analysis of the economic effects of the health legislation enacted in March.
Social Security is the federal government’s largest single program; outlays in fiscal year 2010 totaled $706 billion, roughly one-fifth of the federal budget. About 54 million people currently receive Social Security benefits.
I am honored to be speaking today to “Town Hall Los Angeles,” which has been providing a public forum for discussion of important issues since 1937. My remarks highlight aspects of my testimony to the Senate Budget Committee a few weeks ago.
The federal government’s fiscal year 2010 has come to a close, and CBO estimates, in its latest Monthly Budget Review, that the federal budget deficit for the year was slightly less than $1.3 trillion, $125 billion less than the shortfall rec
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides health care at little or no charge to more than 5 million veterans annually.