Entitlement Reform

The Brian Lehrer Show

Changing the Medicare Age

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and writer of The Apothecary blog on healthcare policy for Forbes, discusses the politics of fiscal cliff proposals to change the Medicare eligibility age, and how much money it would actually save.

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WATCH | President Obama Addresses 'Fiscal Cliff'

Friday, November 09, 2012

At 1 p.m. Friday afternoon, President Obama will make his first comments on economic policy since the election. The president is expected to address the "fiscal cliff" the nation will face in January.


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Debt Ceiling Update - Is the Gang of Six Plan a Tax Increase or a Tax Decrease?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The reality is if Republicans by and large consider this to be a tax increase, it can't pass. Politically, they can't vote for it. And the people who say hey, it's not a tax increase, it's really a tax cut, there are all these wonderful things like lower rates, a simpler tax code, etc, then if they win that argument you can conceivably see a path forward for this.

Roll Call staff writer Steven Dennis on The Brian Lehrer Show

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Rep. Rush Holt on Social Security Cuts in Debt Ceiling Talks

Friday, July 08, 2011

The latest news out of the ongoing negotiations to raise the country's debt limit is that President Obama is putting entitlement reform on the table. But Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats say they were caught completely off-guard by the president's latest proposal, and said that the Party is opposed to including Social Security cuts in any kind of deal. The president says the two sides remain divided and far from finding reaching an agreement, but House Speaker John Boehner says there's a 50-50 chance that they'll be able to arrive at a decision this week. Will the president's dramatic proposal be the catalyst that moves the debt deal forward?

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