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A Brighter Future

At the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, we believe that together we can secure a healthy, growing economy by addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges.

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Social Security

Trustees Warn: Social Security and Medicare in Financial Trouble

Social Security and Medicare face major financial challenges, which threaten their sustainability and ability to provide essential benefits to millions of Americans.

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Infographic: Healthcare Spending in the U.S.

Infographic: U.S. Healthcare Spending

Although the United States spends significantly more per person on healthcare than other industrialized nations, our health outcomes are no better — and often worse.

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The White House

CBO: Debt Remains High Under President’s Budget

CBO finds that the budget would not reach balance in 2027 as the administration projects.

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Infographic: What is the Debt Limit?

What happens if lawmakers fail to raise the debt limit?

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The Fiscal Challenge

$19,844,683,929,063.46 USD

America’s growing long-term debt affects economic growth and opportunities for future generations. It’s not a political or partisan issue – it’s simple math. With nearly 76 million baby boomers retiring and living much longer, combined with a highly inefficient healthcare system, and a tax code that fails to generate sufficient revenues, America finds itself with a very risky long-term fiscal outlook.

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Finding Solutions

We believe that by working together, we can create comprehensive, bipartisan solutions to address our fiscal challenges. We work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term fiscal solutions for a strong, healthy economy that transcend age, party lines, and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.

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What We’re Doing

We are a non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing awareness and accelerating action on America’s long-term fiscal challenges. We partner with like-minded organizations and experts to support innovative programs and projects that provide accurate, objective analysis, and promising fiscal solutions.

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What You Can Do

The time to act is now. Education is key – it’s critical that Americans understand what’s at stake and the tradeoffs that are needed to get our country back on a sustainable fiscal path to a growing economy. We also have to make a commitment to support our elected leaders from both parties who want to do the right thing.

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