Budget Projections

CBO Delivers Cost Estimate for Physician Payment Updates

Yesterday the CBO delivered a cost estimate for instituting permanent Medicare physician payment updates by repealing the sustainable growth...

Healthcare Savings Likely to be Eclipsed by Stimulus Extensions

Forbes had a piece Monday by Alex Brill and Amy Roden of the American Enterprise Institute about the potential for stimulus programs to expand...

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:In an editorial titled, “The Greatest Show on Earth,...

Cost of the Finance Committee Health Care Bill

Today the Congressional Budget released their analysis of the amended version of the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009, the health care...

Social Security Beneficiaries Rise by 19%

According to Bloomberg News, the number of Social Security beneficiaries increased by 19 percent, or 2.6 million retired workers, in FY 2009. This...

CRFB Co-Chair Bill Frenzel to Host Online Chat

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget co-chair Bill Frenzel will host an online chat conversation, 
tomorrow, run by the Brookings Institution....

CRFB Co-Chair Bill Frenzel to Speak at Brookings

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget co-chair Bill Frenzel is speaking about the budget deficit at The Brookings Institution
tomorrow. Frenzel...

Elmendorf Explains Dismal Fiscal Picture to Economists

UPDATE: Read Elmendorf's take on his talk.Today, several of us at the CRFB staff attended a National Economists Club lunch with Congressional Budget...

So What Will the Deficit Really Be?

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated Budget and Economic Outlook and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) ...

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