Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Papers | February 2021

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
Feb 23, 2021 | Health Care

Capping Hospital Prices

High hospital prices are a leading driver of high and rising costs in the U.S. health care system, resulting in insurance premium growth that...
Feb 23, 2021 | Health Care

Reducing Medicare Advantage Overpayments

The Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which allows Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in federally-funded private health insurance plans, is an...
Feb 23, 2021 | Health Care

Equalizing Medicare Payments Regardless of Site-of-Care

Currently, the Medicare program pays higher rates for medical services performed in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) than it pays for the same...
Feb 11, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO's February 2021 Budget and Economic Outlook

Note for March 12, 2021 redirects — for our paper on federal interest costs, click here. Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its...