The latest Financial Times-Peterson Foundation US Economic Monitor reveals that the coronavirus pandemic is financially impacting the vast majority of Americans, and there is broad-based support for federal response measures.
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, elected leaders have asked the American people to stay at home and have forced businesses to close to mitigate the spread of the virus.
The largest emergency response bill in history, the CARES Act allocates $2 trillion in emergency funding to provide relief to households, small and large businesses, states and municipalities, and healthcare providers, among others.
The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a severe public health crisis as well as substantial economic disruption for every American.
Healthcare in the United States is very expensive — but we don’t get what we pay for.
The proportion of the population who are uninsured began increasing in 2017.
Powell noted that the current economic expansion is the longest on record and emphasized the need to consider the long-term implications of fiscal policy.
The rising cost of prescription drugs is a key driver of overall healthcare spending in the U.S. This trend has significant implications not only for Americans who rely on medications, but also for our nation’s budget and fiscal outlook.
A strong fiscal outlook is an essential foundation for a growing, thriving economy.
In its annual report on income and poverty, the U.S. Census Bureau publishes data on national economic measures such as household income, earnings, wealth, employment, and poverty.