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Congress Needs a Megadeal

One way to tackle the debt limit, the budget, military spending and health care — all in September.

As Congress returns to work this week, its agenda is crowded with must-pass legislation. 80 more words

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Republicans Will Find Corporate Tax Reform Isn't That Easy

Legislating can be so much more challenging than it seems during an election campaign. That’s becoming increasingly clear about Republican promises to repeal and replace Obamacare. 42 more words

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What's Killing Low-Income Americans

Stress, I’ve long suspected, may explain why lifespans have been lengthening for high-income Americans but have remained the same or even shortened for low-income and middle-income people. 35 more words

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Chicago's Model Health-Care Fix

It may not seem obvious from news reports, but health-care costs in the U.S. have been growing remarkably slowly. Among the many forces that have caused the slowdown are efforts such as those by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to change how health-care dollars are spent — a strategy that other cities and states can learn from. 44 more words

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Another Piece of Obamacare That Trump Should Keep

To get a sense of the future of American health care, amidst the post-election uncertainty, watch what happens to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. 72 more words

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We Already Have Health-Risk Scores. Now Let's Use Them.

Most Americans know they have a personal credit score, and many know where to find it. Few know they also have a personal health-risk score. If these were better known, and better constructed, health insurance markets in the U.S. 83 more words

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Education and Taxes Can’t Reduce Inequality

Very often, proposals to even out income inequality advise one of two things: Expand people’s access to education and/or raise the top tax rates. Yet even a big increase in the share of people with a college degree would have only a minimal effect on earnings inequality, research has shown. 73 more words

Peter Orszag