Congressional Budget Office

The Truth About Food Stamps (Hint: They Work and Help Millions)
SNAP has halved the number of children living in extreme poverty.
July 29, 2014

A primer on one of the most successful anti-poverty programs we have—and why conservative plans to dismantle it make no sense.

Obamacare Haters, Your Case Just Got Weaker
New report suggests number of uninsured declined, just as expected
July 10, 2014

The number of Americans without insurance has declined by 9.5 MILLION.

Cause for Concern
Health-care costs are rising—and the experts aren't sure why
April 21, 2014

Health care wonks across the country are all thinking the same thing: Ruh roh.

A New Report on Obamacare Says It's $104 Billion Cheaper Than Expected
April 14, 2014

Congressional Republicans apparently forgot to tell the Congressional Budget Office that Obamacare is a "train wreck."

Obamacare's Mandate Is Complicating Life for Both Parties
March 13, 2014

A Republican attack backfires, but Democrats should be careful about celebrating too much.

That CBO Report on Obama's Minimum-Wage Proposal is Remarkably Biased
February 18, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office just threw a hand grenade into the debate over the minimum wage.

Now Conservatives Are Complaining That Obamacare Doesn't Do Enough
February 10, 2014

The health law's critics find a new way to twist the numbers.

Obamacare Is Not a Job Killer
How critics are misreading a new government report
February 04, 2014

CBO updates it's Obamacare projections. The critics update their Obamacare distortions.

On the House
January 05, 2010

Over the next few weeks, as the House and Senate forge a compromise between their respective health care reform bills, most of the attention will be on the high-profile issues like abortion and taxes. But there are myriad other issues that, although less visible to the public, could go a long way towards determining the success of health care reform--and the health care system more generally.

And the Rest Is Just Noise
December 24, 2009

American liberals have a habit of withdrawing into cynicism and ennui at the most inopportune moments. The 2000 presidential election, and subsequent recount, was one such moment. The most die-hard reaches of the left, deeming the Democratic Party hopelessly corrupt, rallied to Ralph Nader’s fulsome populist denunciation of Al Gore’s subservience to the corporate agenda. Among more moderate quarters, an attitude of wry detachment prevailed.