At the federal level, there are two categories of budgetary expenditures: entitlement and discretionary spending.
Two government budget practices that can have significant implications for lower levels of government are block grants and unfunded mandates.
Under the U.S. Constitution, people are entitled to compensation when a government takes their property. This is known as a taking.
Policymakers can take action to stimulate the economy.
One indicator of smart fiscal practices is maintaining balance between spending and revenues. Occasionally deficits may be necessary.
Federal and state governments have tried to change budget rules to control government spending. Budget rules have also been used to impose fiscal discipline.
Several provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) address the health care infrastructure and the continued viability of safety-net providers
A chronic condition or illness is one that is likely to last more than one year, requires ongoing medical attention, and can limit a person’s daily activit
The benefits of computerized data systems that facilitate access to personal health information are clear.
The U.S. health care system has serious quality problems.