Category Archives: Blog

Average Health Insurance Premiums Doubled Since 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services released a report today that shows premiums have doubled for individual health insurance plans since 2013. The study specifically looked at the increase in cost from 2013, and suggests that the rise in premiums can … Continue reading

Trump Administration Releases Budget Proposal with $3.6 Trillion in Cuts

On Tuesday, President Trump released his 62-page budget proposal. The document, titled “A new Foundation for American Greatness,” projects that debt would be cut to $18.6 trillion over the decade — largely based on assuming 3% economic growth — but also … Continue reading

The High Cost of Outdated Crime Policy

Note: This piece was originally posted at the Institute to Reduce Spending. On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he had sent a memo to all federal prosecutors on changing the directives of charging and sentencing policy. Sessions instructed his … Continue reading

CRS signs AFFIRM Act Coalition Letter

Today, the Coalition to Reduce Spending was proud to join a nonpartisan group of organizations urging Congress to reform one of the most wasteful aspects of the Farm Bill program: Crop insurance. Introduced by Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) in … Continue reading

Jonathan Bydlak in Reason: Don’t forget spending cuts

Making his debut this week in Reason, CRS founder and president Jonathan Bydlak points out that Congress seems on the verge of making a serious mistake as they push for changes to the tax code — forgetting the reason we’re taxed so much … Continue reading