Tag: Congressional Budget Office

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Robert Hurt: Anemic economic reports demand new approach

Last month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its long-term budget outlook report, which showed our national debt increasing to 141% of GDP by the year 2046.


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House passes Water for the World Act

WaterAid today celebrates U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013, H.R. 2901.


healthcare

Medicare Part B and prescription drug premiums for Virginians are $20.4 million lower than predicted for 2015

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced today that next year’s standard Medicare Part B monthly premium and deductible will remain the same as the last two years.


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Ed Gillespie spouting nonsense, GOP talking points, or both?

The world is coming to an end, and the reason why: Barack Obama. This was the message from Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie Monday in Buena Vista.


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Immigration reform: Diversity is good for business

When thinking of immigration reform, we must ask ourselves what we want for the country. From a business perspective, important goals to aim for are innovation and entrepreneurship. And although there’s no simple recipe for achieving them, one key ingredient is diversity.


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Partnerships between doctors, hospitals strengthen care for Medicare beneficiaries

Well Virginia has been selected as one of 123 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, providing approximately 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this week.


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Robert Hurt: Budget report paints disturbing picture

Last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report containing a number of troubling findings for our economy, our government’s finances, and, ultimately, our children and grandchildren.


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Mark Obenshain: Medicaid expansion by any other name

Medicaid expansion is back, only now it goes by another name. With entrenched positions established on Medicaid expansion, some legislators are floating an alternative plan involving premium assistance run through the new federally-facilitated exchange, a plan termed “Marketplace Virginia.” It would probably help to unpack a bit.


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More partnerships between doctors. hospitals strengthen coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries

Augusta Care Partners LLC has been selected as one of 123 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, providing approximately 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today.


Frank Clemente: This Christmas, help the unemployed, not Wall Street

When holiday shoppers make a bad choice, the worst result may be an ugly sweater. But Congress recently made a bad choice that will ruin the holidays for over a million families—and will spoil the coming new year for millions more.