Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Health Care

What About Cutting Spending?

In their oped in the Washington Post today, Henry Aaron and Isabel Sawhill argue that raising taxes will be necessary to close the fiscal gap and...

Finance Committee to Continue Work on Health Bill Next Week

This has been a big week in the Senate Finance Committee regarding work on the health care reform bill. The Committee endued many all-day sessions...

Chairman's Mark of Finance Committee Bill, and Proposed Amendments

Today, the Senate Finance Committee is continuing to

Comparing Costs of the Health Care Reform Bills

Click here for CRFB's latest comparison chart, along with interactive graphs, comparing the costs and savings of the bill passed by the House to the...

CBO Releases Analysis of Finance Committee Health Care Reform Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released the preliminary analysis of the completed specifications for the Finance Committee’s...

Opinion Piece on Budget Reform

Maya MacGuineas’ opinion piece in Roll Call, Reducing the Budget Deficit Requires More Th

The Second Ten Years

CQ reports that CBO is likely to score the costs of the Senate Finance Committee health care bill for the second ten year period.

Selective Triggering

We think triggers can be helpful in budgeting, by providing a back-up plan for when estimates prove wrong or conditions change, and by helping...

The Deficit Pledge

"I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future. Period.”