FISCAL BLOG

As a large portion of the American population lives well beyond retirement age, the total cost of providing healthcare will grow as well.

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Understanding the United States’ changing labor force can be a key part of understanding larger trends in the overall economy. Here are key characteristics of the foreign-born population and how they compare to the native-born population.

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One of the largest drivers of that rising debt is federal spending on major healthcare programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid.

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Since its establishment in 1935, Social Security has grown to become the largest program in the federal budget.

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With a divided government, an opportunity exists for lawmakers to seek and find common ground on the nation’s pressing fiscal and economic challenges.

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Though the number has improved significantly over the past decade, nearly 30 million Americans remain uninsured.

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Two of America’s top economists said Monday that while the U.S. faces a complex mix of fiscal and economic challenges, they don’t see an immediate threat of recession.

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Income levels for Americans vary across geography, race, and gender.

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The U.S. spends twice as much on prescription drugs as other comparatively wealthy nations, on average.

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The economic turbulence in the United Kingdom demonstrates that fiscal responsibility is increasingly important in an era of high inflation and rising interest rates.

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Expert Views: Inflation, Interest & the National Debt

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.