Budget Deficit Reduction: A Review of Stakeholder Proposals


CBO is currently projecting that the deficit will total $7.0 trillion for the 2014-2023 period. Plans to reduce the deficit are challenged by continued growth in federal outlays for Social Security and major health care programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and, in 2014, health insurance subsidies for plans purchased in the health insurance marketplaces. In light of this, The Commonwealth Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System published the report, “Confronting Costs: Stabilizing U.S. Health Spending While Moving Toward a High Performance Health System,” recommending a synergistic, systemwide set of policies to confront costs while improving health system performance. A variety of other stakeholders have also put forth comprehensive proposals to address the deficit and other budget challenges. The George Washington University seeks to analyze and summarize the various proposals, creating an interactive tool to help demystify the different components of the comprehensive plans and identify areas of consensus.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
The George Washington University
Principal Investigator:
Katie Horton, R.N., J.D., M.P.H.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
April 29, 2013

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