Health Care

Economic security for seniors was built on the three-legged stool of retirement (Social Security, pensions, and savings) at the core of the social contract that rewards a lifetime of productivity. Economic security of seniors, however, is being challenged by two simultaneously occurring trends: a...
08/08/2011
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Economic security for seniors was built on the three-legged stool of retirement (Social Security, pensions, and savings) at the core of the social contract that rewards a lifetime of productivity. Seniors’ economic security, however, is being challenged by two simultaneously occurring trends: a...
08/08/2011
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The American middle class did not create itself in the 20th century. Rather, a post-war model of robust public investment in our nation’s people and institutions (despite high deficits) led to unprecedented shared prosperity. But if current trends continue, the middle class may not be recreated in...
05/05/2011
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Shirley Sherrod, Randall Kennedy, William Julius Wilson, and Others Write About the Status of America's Racial Discourse In New Report Read the report here: http://ampro.me/g0jz3n Washington, D.C. – Despite the election of the first African-American president, which seemed to mark a new era...
03/04/2011
Press Release
New York, NY — As new unemployment figures show a still-staggering 9 percent of Americans out of work, a new report from the policy center Demos examines the degree that low income American families use credit to weather economic shocks, and draws out the impact of credit card debt on families...
02/09/2011
Press Release
Washington DC — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Stephen B. Heintz to serve on the newly created Commission on Key National Indicators. The bi-partisan Commission was authorized by Congress as part of the health care reform bill signed by President Obama in the spring of 2010.  It...
12/13/2010
Press Release
Putting our nation on a path of broad prosperity will require generating new jobs, investing in key areas, modernizing and restoring our revenue base, and greatly increasing the cost efficiency of the health care system. Achieving these goals, however, will require an informed and engaged public to...
11/30/2010
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Left out of the debate about the U.S. deficit and debt is the role that tax policy has played in reducing the amount of revenue available to fund national needs and plan for our nation’s long-term future As a result of changes to the tax code in the last decade, tax rates in the United States are...
10/22/2010
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10/21/2010
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Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses Among Top Sources of Credit Card Debt New York, NY — With the mid term elections approaching, many candidates and incumbents are seizing on this moment to court voters by calling for the repeal of the health care reform law--the Patient Protection and Affordable...
10/20/2010
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