Facing the Future

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Pandemic’s Impact on Social Security

May 26th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Nicko Gladstone, a research analyst with the Bipartisan Policy Center, Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Policy Director Tori Gorman. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic could impact the Social Security trust funds and legislative updates from Capitol Hill.

Shape of Things to Come: U.S. Demographics

May 19th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Global Aging Institute Founder Richard Jackson and Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby for a discussion on a joint effort between Concord and GAI on a quarterly issue-brief series called “The Shape of Things to Come” that will explore the fiscal, economic, social and geopolitical implications of the aging of America. They focus on the first brief, "America's Demographic Future." 

Necessary, but Not Free

May 13th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Center for Funding America’s Future, Ben Ritz, and Fiscal Policy Analyst, Brendan McDermott, for a discussion on PPI’s recent publication titled "A Roadmap for Recovery" and deficit figures from the CBO's monthly budget review.

In for a Penny, in for a Pound

May 6th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Senior Policy Advisor, Josh Gordon, Director of Health Care at the Progressive Policy Institute, Arielle Kane, and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Brian Riedl, for a discussion on ideas to protect America’s health care system and patients during the COVID19 pandemic, as well as new national debt and federal budget deficit projections and their potential effects.

To Infinity and Beyond?

April 28th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Marc Goldwein, Sr. VP and Sr. Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Phil Sletten, Senior Policy Analyst at the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute and Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby. They discuss how the national debt, federal budget deficits, Social Security and the state of New Hampshire are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When This is Over

April 22nd, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Gene Steuerle, a fellow at the Urban Institute, Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, and Concord’s Policy Director, Tori Gorman. They discuss when pay-fors should be considered for economic-relief packages passed by Congress, when policymakers should address long-term budget deficits and what new aid packages elected leaders are exploring.

In a Crisis, Pull out All the Stops

April 15th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Wilson H. Taylor Resident Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, Joe Antos, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Professor and Director of Health Law and Policy Programs, Lucy Hodder, and Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby. They discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the nation's health care system, as well as how states are responding to it and using federal relief funds.

Don’t Pass the SALT

April 8th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by former Congressman and Ambassador Dick Swett, Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Policy Director Tori Gorman and Senior Policy Advisor Josh Gordon. They discuss recent Congressional legislation enacted in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, what additional aid is being considered, challenges facing the Congressional Budget Office and health care cost growth trends.

Best for the Long Term: Make It a Short Term Problem

April 1st, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Policy Director Tori Gorman, Senior Policy Advisor Josh Gordon and Economist Mom and Director of Outreach & Senior Advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model Diane Lim. They discuss recent Congressional relief packages, what additional aid might be coming and the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Doing What it Takes

March 25th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Don Marron, institute fellow and director of economic policy initiatives at the Urban Institute and Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby. They discuss the federal government’s response to the Coronavirus, the economic fallout of the pandemic and the relevance of CBO's latest baseline update.

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