Stuart M. Butler, PhD, is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.
It is easy to be pessimistic about the future of health care policy, given the increasing polarization in Congress and in the country. We seem to be condemned to a future mix of gridlock, with occasional winner-takes-all lurches in one… Read More ›
In late November, the Trump administration’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided new details (or “concepts”) to states on how they can use a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Section 1332. This guidance followed… Read More ›
Congressional House leaders plan legislation this year to tackle deficits by curbing entitlements, just weeks after digging a deeper deficit hole with a tax plan that will add an estimated $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the next 10… Read More ›