FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for March 2023

Today, the Social Security and Medicare Trustees released their annual reports on the programs’ financing, showing that the future of these vital programs remain at risk.

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Without reform, Medicare spending will continue to rise over the coming years — threatening the HI Trust Fund and placing immense pressure on the federal budget.

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Without reform, the Social Security Trust Funds will soon be depleted and unable to pay full benefits.

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Healthcare costs are notoriously high in the United States, and the price of prescription drugs is a big reason why.

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The Biden Administration released its budget for FY 2024, calling for a reduction in federal deficits by $2.9 trillion over the next decade.

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Responsible fiscal policy can play an important complementary role to monetary policy in helping to moderate inflation.

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Earlier this year, the United States once again hit its debt ceiling, which is currently capped at $31.4 trillion.

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Expert Views: Fiscal Commission

We asked experts with diverse views from across the political spectrum to share their perspectives.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.