Facing the Future

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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.

Emergency Response, Necessary Deficits

March 18th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Bob Bixby and Policy Director Tori Gorman. They discuss the federal government’s response to the Coronavirus, including stimulus packages and their potential impact on long-term fiscal policy.

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.

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