ReportOctober 5, 2017
CBO presents new estimates of the budgetary effects of options for a premium support system for Medicare and examines the reasons for the changes in the estimates, including changes in law that have affected the Medicare program.
ReportMarch 30, 2017
If current laws remained generally unchanged, the United States would face steadily increasing federal budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years—reaching the highest level of debt relative to GDP ever experienced in this country.
Blog PostOctober 26, 2015
CBO concludes that existing evidence does not indicate that certain policies to treat obesity would significantly reduce federal spending. Additional well-designed studies on the effects of such policies would be useful for CBO’s analysis.
ReportJuly 30, 2014
Why has Medicare’s prescription drug program cost less than anticipated when the program was created? How has competition between plan sponsors affected spending? How do Medicare Part D drug prices compare to those in Medicaid?