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Authored by PERC staff, the PERC Blog focuses on policy issues including economic trends, fiscal policy, Social Security and Medicare entitlement programs, income inequality and Federal Reserve policy.

Federal Government ‘Debt’: Much Larger than You Have Been Told

Posted: June 14, 2021 by Dennis W. Jansen, Liqun Liu, Andrew J. Rettenmaier
When we think of the federal government’s liabilities, we primarily think of the debt held by the public, but its liabilities encompass much more. Each year, the Treasury publishes the Financial Report of the United States Government (FRUSG) which is intended to include the accounting of all liabilities. The liabilities reported in the FRU...
Tags: Fiscal Policy, Medicare

Medicare Around the Country

Posted: December 11, 2019 by Carlos I. Navarro, Andrew J. Rettenmaier
PERC’s Medicare Maps have been updated this year using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Geographic Variation da...
Tags: Geography, Interactive, Medicare

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