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The Correct Prescription

March 11th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Loren Adler, the associate director of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, Lucy Hodder, law professor and director of health law and policy at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law and Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby. They continue the discussion from last week's show on health care, focusing on surprise billing, pharmaceutical costs, state and federal efforts to combat systemic cost growth, as well as the government's response to the Coronavirus.

Health Care: Trends, Challenges and Changes

March 4th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Senior Policy Advisor Josh Gordon. They discuss health care, from challenges and changes to the ACA to trends driving up federal spending in key programs.

Leadership, the Biggest Deficit Right Now

February 25th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by former Comptroller General of the United States David Walker and Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby. They discuss defense spending, fiscal policy as a national security issue and the role of the Comptroller General.

Marrying Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth

February 19th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby. They discuss Concord’s focus in 2020 and beyond, a fiscally responsible economic growth agenda.

Opportunity Costs and Heroic Assumptions

February 12th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Diane Lim, Economist Mom and director of outreach and senior advisor at the Penn Wharton Budget Model. They discuss the President’s budget proposal, the opportunity costs of an unchecked national debt and why budget deficits still matter.

Choppy Waters Ahead

February 5th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and Ashley Hunt, a partner in the Iowa-based PR and government affairs firm LS2. They discuss the Iowa Caucus, how the recent Congressional Budget Office budget outlook might impact whoever is president come 2021 and how workforce growth and productivity could impact the economy.

Spending Smarter vs. Spending More

January 29th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Ben Ritz, director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Center for Funding America’s Future. They discuss a preview of PPI’s report on 2020 presidential candidate policies and pay-fors, as well as the Congressional Budget Office’s latest 10-year federal budget outlook.

You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers (Again)

January 22nd, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and National Field Director Phil Smith. They spend the program answering a wide range of fiscal-policy related questions submitted by listeners in this second annual Q&A session.

Grassroots, Granite State

January 15th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith and Concord Fiscal Lookout John Bohm from Virginia. Smith provided an update on Concord’s nationwide grassroots efforts, Bohm shared a bit of his history that reaches back to one of Concord's co-founders, and they both shared their experiences during the New Hampshire Primary and the recent College Convention.

An Intergenerational View: The National Debt

January 9th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby, Brian Riedl from the Manhattan Institute and Ben Ritz from the Progressive Policy Institute. During this 100th episode of Facing the Future, they discuss a topic Bixby, Riedl and Ritz will focus on during a panel at the College Convention in Manchester, NH, titled 'An Intergenerational View: The National Debt.' The College Convention hosts hundreds of students from around the nation and takes place every four years leading up to the first-in-the-nation NH Primary.