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October 12, 2017
By Barry Poulson, John Merrifield
Republicans in Congress appear to be at an impasse in their efforts to reform health care programs.
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Government & Politics
August 5, 2017
By Hayley Sledge
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), an organization promoting global financial cooperation, predicts U.S. economic growth will be sluggish for the rest of 2017 and 2018, a forecast echoed by an official U.S. government forecast.
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Economy
Government Spending
April 19, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
By reforming government-run entitlement programs, lawmakers can start reversing a decades-long trend of trapping people in poverty — causing harm in the name of providing help. States are already leading the way.
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Government Spending
Taxes
April 8, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
In his inaugural address in January, President Donald Trump promised “the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer . . . the time for empty talk is over, now arrives the hour of action.”
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Government & Politics
Health Care
September 9, 2016
By Ben Johnson
A bill approved by Maine lawmakers earlier this year took effect nearly twenty years after the passage of federal entitlement reforms, building on those reforms at the state level.
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Entitlements
Taxes
August 18, 2016
By Nathan Makla
The lead essay discusses welfare reform and Olympic success.
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Entitlements
August 16, 2016
By Ben Johnson
A new report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicts the total amount of liabilities, or debt, owed by the U.S. government will exceed 141 percent of the country’s GDP by 2046.
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Government Spending
Entitlements
April 12, 2016
By Kimberly Morin
Entitlement reforms in Maine have led to a decline in the amount of one type of program fraud occurring in the state, state officials report.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
Taxes
May 31, 2016
By Grace-Marie Turner
The escalating political debate about the future of Medicare reveals a fear of change coupled with the growing recognition that change is essential to sustain the program for the future.Medicare is facing $38 trillion in red ink.
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May 31, 2016
By Kathryn Nix
At an event in Milwaukee hosted by the Concord Coalition, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and former Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern met to discuss the fiscal future of the United States in a debate which focused on health care reform.
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Health Care
 

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