Today, Medicare celebrates 50 years of providing health care to millions of older Americans who otherwise could not afford it. However, as the vital program celebrates its golden anniversary, it faces a number of challenges. Our latest infographic and brief examine what must be addressed in order for Medicare to reach 100 years and beyond.
It seems like little goes smoothly in Washington nowadays, but things could get particularly bumpy in the coming weeks and months as policymakers face a number of deadlines that can affect the national debt.
Once again, Congress faces a fast approaching deadline to maintain funding for highway projects. The options are there for a long-term solution. Will lawmakers take the sensible course, or will they kick the can down the road again?
Lawmakers are back from a congressional recess and face a number of pressing issues, including several budget-related deadlines. How these fiscal speedbumps are addressed will significantly impact the nation’s financial situation. Our updated infographic illustrates the deadlines ahead.
Congress and the White House continue to largely ignore the country’s fiscal problems amid the latest warning from the Congressional Budget Office regarding our unsustainable debt path and how it will endanger the economy. Yet, there is plenty of support for action among those who understand what’s at stake, and there are lots of ideas to work with.