Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

MY VIEW: Eugene Steuerle

Jan 21, 2011

In a recently published article in The Fiscal Times, CRFB board member Eugene Steuerle analyzes the current debate over health-care in Washington. Mr. Steuerle argues that the yes-no, all-or-nothing mentality of Congress oversimplifies the issue and fails to address the real questions that need to be asked about our health-care system. Mr. Steuerle also argues for putting government health-care on a budget, saying that "It's almost impossible to solve today's big health issues without putting all programs on budgets whose limits must be honored and whose future growth is controlled by Congress". We make a similar recommendation in our "Let's Get Specific" paper on health-care.

"My Views" are works published by members of the Committee for a Responsible Budget, but they do not necessarily reflect the views of all members of the Committee.