Budget Matters Blog

Category: Health Care


Pink Out for Planned Parenthood: Who wants a government shutdown?

Seven in ten Americans are against shutting down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding. 


The Fight to Defund Planned Parenthood

The fight to defund Planned Parenthood is not about the money.


Medicare Celebrates 50 Years

Today marks Medicare's 50th birthday. What do Americans want for the future of the program?


A Budget That Reflects Americans' Priorities

We take a look at a federal budget proposal that focuses on Americans' priorities -- such as job creation, education, Social Security, infrastructure improvements, and other domestic investments.


Competing Visions: What Budget Proposal Best Matches Americans' Priorities?

Check out our new Competing Visions analysis that examines how the major budget proposals stack up against Americans' priorities on 15 major issues including job creation, education, war spending, and taxes.


The President's 2016 Budget in Pictures

Today we released The President's 2016 Budget in Pictures, a series of colorful charts telling the story of the priorities in the president's budget.


Congress Takes on Keystone XL Pipeline, Obamacare, Tax Reform

Congress tackles the Keystone XL Pipeline, Obamacare, and makes a move toward tax reform in its first week back, with a side of business as usual.


Wielding the Power of the Purse

Wielding the power of the purse has become a convenient way to get at policy positions that some lawmakers don’t agree with.


Will You Vote On Tuesday, November 4?

Will You Vote On Tuesday, November 4?


What Has the U.S. Spent Fighting Ebola?

What has the U.S. spent fighting Ebola? It seems nobody really knows. One thing we do know: it’s not a lot.