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  • Obamacare's projected costs continue to tumble, report says

    Five years after Obamacare became law, the projected costs continue to tumble, according to a nonpartisan report released Monday. Costs of providing healthcare under the Affordable Care Act are projected to be almost one-third less than what had been...
  • CBO: Slowing costs reduce price of health care overhaul

    Slowing health care costs are driving down the price tag of President Barack Obama's health overhaul, just as the Supreme Court is weighing whether to strike a key part of the law. Estimates released Monday reduce the projected cost to taxpayers by...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Apple Watch moves Internet out of your pocket Apple made its case Monday for moving the mobile Internet from your pocket to your wrist. Time will tell if millions of consumers are willing to spend $350 on up — there's an 18-karat gold version...
  • Isakson vows to ease 40-mile limit on VA Choice Card

    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), new chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, promises to push for two critical changes to soften a restrictive 40-mile rule on user eligibility under the VA Choice Card program. If Isakson succeeds, thousands...
  • Baby boomers will keep debt high for the foreseeable future

    WASHINGTON As debt jumped over the past decade, economists warned that retiring baby boomers might soon overwhelm retirement programs, swamp the federal budget and keep the debt unusually high as far as the eye can see. That day has come and the answer...
  • Lew tells Congress of emergency measures to avoid debt limit

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Friday that he will start using the package of emergency measures he has used in the past to keep the federal government from going over the debt limit next week. The debt limit has been suspended for the...
  • Is dynamic scoring good policy?: Front Burner

    Is dynamic scoring good policy?: Front Burner
    Recently, while most Americans weren't paying attention, the U.S. House executed a significant shift in policy that could affect how much the 114th Congress taxes, spends and borrows. The shift came in a rule change, adopted after a vigorous debate...
  • Yes: History and economics justify change: Front Burner

    Yes: History and economics justify change: Front Burner
    I have never met an economist (conservative, liberal, Marxist, vegetarian or radical libertarian) who disagrees with the proposition that when the price of something changes, human behavior is impacted. The two most fundamental propositions in economics,...
  • No: Problems afflict measurement tool: Front Burner

    No: Problems afflict measurement tool: Front Burner
    In January, the Republican majority in the House of Representatives of the new Congress adopted a rule that requires the nonpartisan official scorekeepers — the Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation —...
  • Obama order could mean refund checks for immigrants in US illegally

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration will allow people who've been working in the country without documents to retroactively file tax returns for the past three years and collectively get about $1.7 billion in refundable...
  • CBO: Debt limit increase not needed until the fall

    The Congressional Budget Office says Republicans controlling Congress can probably put off a politically wrenching vote to increase the government's borrowing cap until the fall. That's even though the government can no longer issue Treasury securities...