Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

The New CBO Budget Update: The Need for Faster Growth (and the ACA is minor part of that)

February 4th, 2014

I’m working my way through the new CBO budget update and here’s my main takeaway so far: The absence of full employment and the persistence of large output gaps is projected to take a toll on our fiscal health.  If we want to improve that health, we need to grow faster. The Affordable Care Act… Read more

Bob (Rubin), Paul K, Brad DL, and the Changing Budget Outlook

January 10th, 2014

Brad DeLong and Paul Krugman go after former Clintonista Bob Rubin based on a Rubin oped in today’s FT wherein he invokes the Krugman confidence fairy by claiming things like: “Business leaders frequently cite our fiscal outlook as a deterrent to hiring and investment.” Though I thought Rubin’s piece had some redeeming qualities–he calls for a… Read more

Guideposts on the Road Back to Factville, 2013 Edition

December 24th, 2013

Last year around this time I posted my ten favorite graphs from my prolific colleagues at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  It’s tough to make the cut.  If I may be permitted—and I’m bragging on my friends, not me—we at CBPP make a lot of revealing graphs.  But I’ve chosen the ones that… Read more