FISCAL BLOG

The Federal Reserve’s lending facilities are one of the many policy tools the central bank is using to stabilize the economy in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Today, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its baseline budget projections for the next decade – its first analysis to fully take into account the economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the legislative response to it.

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The economic impact of the coronavirus has been profound, but it has not been felt equally by all demographic groups.

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The Provider Relief Fund, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, distributes payments to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response.

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As of August 27, 2020, the Treasury has disbursed almost $27 billion of the total $32 billion allocated to the program.

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As of August 27, 2020, the Treasury has disbursed nearly all of the total $150 billion allocated in the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has exposed major U.S. healthcare issues from lack of preparedness to inequities in impact and access, but key lessons can help improve the system going forward, according to two leading experts.

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The federal government has enacted four pieces of legislation that provide important relief to individuals and corporations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused federal spending on Medicaid to rise sharply as millions of Americans seek benefits under the program.

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Tax breaks totaled nearly $1.5 trillion in 2019. To put that in perspective, that’s more than the government spends on Social Security, defense, or Medicare.

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Understanding the Coronavirus Crisis

Key fiscal and economic indicators as the nation responds and recovers.

National Debt Clock

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