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Improving Healthcare to Deliver Better Quality Care at Lower Cost

Three renowned healthcare experts discussed the current prospects for healthcare reform in Congress, and also how innovations in delivery reform, payment reform, and data transparency can lead to better health outcomes at lower cost.

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May 23, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit: Interview with Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX)

Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) discusses the goals for tax reform legislation, the specific proposals under discussion, and how to overcome deeply entrenched interests across the economy.

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May 23, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit Press Release

“Addressing our nation’s unprecedented and unsustainable debt is critical to securing a strong, growing economy of the future,” said Pete Peterson, Founder and Chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

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May 23, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit: Interview with House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-05)

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer discusses the goals for tax reform legislation, the specific proposals under discussion, and how to overcome deeply entrenched interests across the economy.

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May 23, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit: Interview with Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande explains how healthcare delivery reform can help reduce costs and improve quality of care with PGPF President and CEO Michael A. Peterson.

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May 23, 2017
Growth and Fiscal Sustainability in a Changing Economy

How do we generate successful and sustainable fiscal and economic health for America? How much growth is really possible?

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May 23, 2017
Up to Us: Engaging the Next Generation

Michael Peterson recognized this year’s winning team from Jackson State University.

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May 23, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit: Interview with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi explores the connection between America’s rising national debt and a crowded legislative agenda with CNN's Dana Bash.

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May 23, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit: Interview with Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.)

Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.) explores how the nation's safety, strength, and international influence are built on our nation’s fiscal and economic health with CNBC's John Harwood.

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May 23, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit: Interview with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin explains the administration's tax reform plan and the effect on economic growth and the nation’s fiscal condition with CNBC's John Harwood.

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May 23, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit: Rising Debt in a Changing Economy

Peter G. Peterson Foundation President and CEO Michael A. Peterson addresses the nation's fiscal challenges.

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May 23, 2017
Getting to Yes: Finding Consensus in a Divided Congress

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) explored the possibilities that exist to find consensus in a shifting landscape with PBS NewsHour's Lisa Desjardins.

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May 23, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit: Interview with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)

Senator Mark Warner explores the connection between America’s rising national debt and a crowded legislative agenda with CNN's Dana Bash.

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May 23, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit: Interview with Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ)

Senator John McCain explores the connection between America’s rising national debt and a crowded legislative agenda with CNN's Dana Bash.

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May 23, 2017
Peterson Foundation Statement on President's Budget

“America’s high and rising national debt threatens our economy, and must be included in the policy conversation this year," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

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May 23, 2017
2017 Up to Us Winner: Jackson State University

The student team from Jackson State University has won the fifth annual Up to Us Campus Competition, which empowers students across the country to raise awareness and engagement on America’s fiscal challenges.

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May 22, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit Media Advisory

Set against the backdrop of a new political, policy and economic landscape, the 2017 Fiscal Summit will explore the connection between the legislative agenda and our growing national debt

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May 18, 2017
Top 10 Reasons Why the National Debt Matters

Now that the economy is stronger, we have the opportunity to put in place sensible reforms that will put our long-term fiscal trajectory on a sustainable path.

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May 8, 2017
The Fiscal Month in Review: Resurrection of the AHCA, Broad Strokes on Taxes

As the Trump administration marks the 100 day milestone, a number of pressing fiscal issues remain to be resolved.

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April 28, 2017
Statement on President's Tax Plan

Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, commented today after the White House released the outline of President Trump’s tax plan.

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April 26, 2017
April FCI Results: Voters Focus on Fiscal Health

As policymakers pursue a range of legislative reforms, American voters remain concerned about the nation’s fiscal health.

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April 25, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for April 2017; FCI Value: 53

In the early days of a new administration and Congress, voters have increased expectations for elected leaders to take action on our national debt, and remain deeply concerned about our fiscal outlook.

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April 25, 2017
Budget Basics: Who Pays Taxes?

The fairness of our federal tax system is a hotly debated issue.

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April 11, 2017
Four Key Takeaways from the CBO Long-Term Outlook

Federal debt is already at its highest level since 1950 and is projected to climb to an all-time high.

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March 31, 2017
The Fiscal Month in Review: Busy Months Ahead for Legislators

As lawmakers look pursue a range of policy priorities, there are a number of fiscal concerns on the calendar over the coming months.

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March 30, 2017
March FCI Results: Americans Remain Deeply Concerned

Voters are more likely this month to say the country is currently on the wrong track in addressing our fiscal challenges.

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March 28, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for March 2017; FCI Value: 57

In the early days of a new administration and Congress, voters have increased expectations for elected leaders to take action on our national debt, and remain deeply concerned about our fiscal outlook.

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March 28, 2017
Statement on CBO's 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook

“America’s high and rising national debt threatens our economy, and must be included in the policy conversation this year," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

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March 28, 2017
Statement on President Trump’s Budget Blueprint

“As lawmakers work through the budget process and pursue other major reforms, they have a responsibility to address our nation’s high and rising debt," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

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March 16, 2017
The Debt Ceiling Reinstated

What does reinstating the debt ceiling mean for federal policymaking and the economy?

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March 15, 2017
Statement on the President’s Address to Congress

"As our leaders consider reforms in key areas such as healthcare and tax reform, we must enact policies that also improve our nation’s fiscal outlook. Looking ahead, the President and Congress have the opportunity to work together to stabilize our debt and provide a strong foundation for economic growth," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

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February 28, 2017
February FCI Results: Americans Call on Policymakers to Make National Debt a Top Priority

As President Trump prepares to address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening, voters are calling for more focus on the national debt, according to the February Fiscal Confidence Index.

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February 28, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for February 2017; FCI Value: 60

In the early days of a new administration and Congress, voters have increased expectations for elected leaders to take action on our national debt, and remain deeply concerned about our fiscal outlook.

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February 28, 2017
January FCI Results: Voters Expect Action

Driven by a change in sentiment of Republican voters, Americans overall are now more evenly split on whether the country is on the right direction or wrong track on addressing the debt.

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February 2, 2017
The Fiscal Month in Review: Healthcare, Taxes, and Debt

With a new Congress and president in place, a number of important fiscal and economic policy issues have come to the forefront in January.

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January 31, 2017
The Fiscal Month in Review: Questions about Policy Specifics Remain

Trump outlined some broad strokes of his budget proposal on February 27, but lawmakers and voters are anxious to see where the administration stands on a number of key budgetary issues.

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January 31, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for January 2017; FCI Value: 67

In the early days of a new administration and Congress, voters have increased expectations for elected leaders to take action on our national debt, and remain deeply concerned about our fiscal outlook.

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January 31, 2017
Top Three Takeaways on the 10-Year Fiscal Outlook

As a new president and Congress get to work on their policy priorities for 2017, there is one issue that affects all others: the nation’s unsustainable long-term fiscal outlook.

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January 25, 2017
CBO Warns: Deficits Will Reach $1 Trillion In 2023

CBO projects that, on our current path, deficits will reach $1 trillion by 2023 and total $9.4 trillion over the next ten years.

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January 24, 2017
Statement on CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook

“As a new president and Congress take office, one thing hasn’t changed: our nation’s fiscal outlook remains unsustainable," Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said in response to the Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook update.

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January 24, 2017
Infographic: The National Debt and Our Economy

Donald Trump entered office with the highest level of debt to GDP of any incoming president since Harry Truman.

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January 24, 2017
GAO: Congress and Trump Administration Face Serious Fiscal Challenges

“The federal government’s fiscal path is unsustainable," warns the Government Accountability Office.

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January 18, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for December 2016; FCI Value: 60

As the year comes to a close, the nation’s fiscal health remains a top concern for voters, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s December Fiscal Confidence Index.

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January 4, 2017
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COALITION FOR FISCAL AND NATIONAL SECURITY

A new statement urging policymakers to stabilize our national debt and renew and rebalance our national security strategies.

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.