Topic: U.S. Congressional Budget Office
Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf is confident that the CBO forecast about health care reform and the deficit is true. But he acknowledges tough deficit choices ahead.
04/09/2010 12:15 pm
President Obama claims healthcare reform is a boon. But the outlook of small-business owners is more negative than at bigger companies.
04/01/2010 06:37 pm
Congress has approved small jobs bills. President Obama needs a big jobs program to combat unemployment.
03/26/2010 04:10 am
The Bush administration agreed to store nuclear waste from 21 new reactors. But the federal government still can't meet its commitment to find permanent storage.
03/24/2010 08:26 pm
As Obama signs health care bill, attention turns to questions of coverage. In all, some 23 million Americans will still lack insurance in 2019, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate.
03/23/2010 08:26 pm
ThinkMarkets In new reform bill, government rations health care. Will it be fairer than insurance firms?
For new health care reform bill to work, government has to ration care. But will politicians (and special interests) do better than insurance firms (and greed)?
03/23/2010 01:36 pm
The Congressional Budget Office says the new health care bill will be deficit neutral. But economists aren't sure. What are the financial pros and cons of the bill?
03/22/2010 07:24 pm
The new health care bill takes from the rich. But a decade from now, it trims some of the subsidies to the near-poor.
03/22/2010 05:26 pm
Think this weekend's vote on the new health care bill was tough? Congress's 2020 decisions will be tougher.
03/22/2010 04:25 pm
The new healthcare bill expands the federal budget's commitment through 2019, then decreases it for the following decade.
03/22/2010 02:15 pm