JOSEPH R. ANTOS is the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He also is a Commissioner of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, and a member of the panel of health policy advisers for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Prior to joining AEI, Antos was Assistant Director for Health and Human Resources at the CBO and he held senior positions in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Management and Budget, and the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
Recent Stories By Joseph Antos:
Medicare in a Fiscal Crisis Congress Cannot IgnoreApril 1, 2011
Medicare is in serious financial trouble. Spending is growing faster than Medicare’s revenue, and there is no end in sight. This year, Medicare is expected to spend $568 billion. In ten years,...
Scorekeeping Doesn’t Work if Policymakers Aren’t SeriousJanuary 31, 2011
If policymakers actually followed through on their legislative dictates, Congressional Budget Office scoring would be a more reliable guide to the budget impacts of proposals working their way...
Commission Not a Serious SolutionFebruary 11, 2010
Cutting the federal deficit is a politically thankless task. The pain—lower spending or raising taxes—is immediate and obvious, particularly to those on the losing end of such policies. The gain—...