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    Health Care Spending in the United States and the OECD

    U.S. health care costs are higher—and growing faster—than those in other comparably developed countries

    Introduction: This report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit foundation focusing on U.S. health care issues and policy, compiles and analyzes OECD data to show that per capita health care spending in the U.S. has nearly tripled in a generation, without significant improvement in outcomes. People in the U.S. spend much more on health care costs than do those in other comparable developed countries.



    The rapid growth in health care costs is the largest and fastest growing fiscal challenge. More than one out of every four federal program dollars goes to health care. By 2040, 44 percent of projected federal spending will be used for the largest programs—Medicare, Medicaid, and new subsidies to help people buy insurance.


    Peter G Peterson Foundation Releases New Health Care Reform Study

    NEW YORK (October 30, 2009) - A study commissioned by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation on S. 1796, America's Healthy Future Act of 2009 (the "Act") confirms the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis that the bill, as passed by the Senate Finance Committee, could result in slightly lower deficits if it is implemented as intended and remains unchanged. The study, conducted by The Lewin Group, mirrors ths findings that new revenues and savings under the bill, would exceed new spending.


Fiscal Confidence Index

Survey: Modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index, the Fiscal Confidence Index is a monthly national survey that measures public opinion about the national debt.

The Tax Reform Opportunity

Video: Our tax code is complex, unfair, and insufficient. Learn more about the opportunity we have to reform and improve tax policy.