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Medicare in Ryan's 2015 Budget | Center on Budget and ...

The Medicare proposals in the 2015 budget resolution from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) are much the same as those in Ryan's previous budgets.  Once again, Chairman Ryan proposes to replace Medicare's guarantee of health coverage with a premium-support voucher and raise the age of eligibility for Medicare from 65 to 67.  Together, these changes would shift costs to ...

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Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go ...

The federal government collects taxes to finance various public services. As policymakers and citizens weigh key decisions about revenues and expenditures, it is instructive to examine what the government does with the money it collects

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October 4, 2017

In fiscal year 2016, the federal government spent $3.9 trillion, amounting to 21 percent of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP). Of...

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Policy Basics: Introduction to Medicaid | Center on Budget ...

In order to receive federal funding, states must cover certain "mandatory" populations:

children through age 18 in families with income below 138 percent of the federal poverty line ($25,975 for a family of three in 2013);

pregnant women with income below 138 percent of the poverty line;

parents whose income is within the state's eligibility limit for cash assistance that was in place prior to...

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CBO Report: Ryan Plan Specifies Spending Path That Would ...

CBO Report: Ryan Plan Specifies Spending Path That Would Nearly End Most of Government Other Than Social Security, Health Care, and Defense by 2050

Plan Also Contains Deeper Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid Than Ryan Revealed

April 7, 2011

Robert Greenstein

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget plan specifies a long-term spending path that means that, by 2050, most of the federal ...

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