Budget Matters Blog

Category: Health Care


Millennial Perspective: Title X is Vital, Efficient, and Largely Unknown

While many Americans probably haven’t heard of Title X, it plays an integral role in our public health system, particularly for low-income and uninsured patients.


Federal Spending Matters in Your State

Does the federal budget affect lunchtime for the kids in your neighborhood? You might be surprised at the answer.


Where Did My Tax Dollars Go?

It's that time of year. Taxes are due on April 15. But where do our tax dollars actually go?  Here's the answer.


The President's Budget in Pictures

Today we released The President's 2015 Budget in Pictures, a series of colorful charts telling the story of the priorities in the president's budget.


National Priorities Project Reacts to President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

President Obama today released his $3.9 trillion fiscal 2015 budget proposal, a plan that includes new manufacturing institutes, job training, and the president’s signature initiative of universal pre-kindergarten education. Here are the highlgihts of what the budget contains.


War on Poverty: 50 Years Later

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, which renewed a commitment to federal funding for programs to help struggling Americans. Here's a list of resources that illustrate how these federal programs are faring 50 years later.


Food Stamps Were Her Lifeline

In 2011, Emily was 20 years old and living in a homeless shelter.


Spend More on Education to Save on Health Care: Millennial Perspective

When discussions around federal spending turn to trade-offs and long-term projections, the stakes are highest for the Millennial generation and those who are still in the K-12 education system.


Lawmakers Called Cancer Treatment for Children "Nonessential"

The government shutdown allowed us to glimpse our lawmakers' values, and what we saw was ugly.


Recess is Over. Now, About That Budget and Debt Ceiling...

Congress returns to Washington next week, and they have a lot of work to get done. Use our fact sheets to brush up on the issues.