• A lesson for moderates in the shutdown denouement

    Republicans paid a very high price for a benighted strategy, which gives the most thoughtful among them at least a chance of pushing their party back to more reasonable ground.

  • Rivlin receives Truman Medal for Economic Policy

    Economist Alice Rivlin became the fifth person to receive the Truman Medal for Economic Policy at a ceremony on Tuesday at Westin Hotel Crown Center in Kansas City.

  • The last time the government expanded health care, it was also kind of a disaster

    "Certainly I remember, thinking back to 2005, that the launch of the Web site was challenging," says Jack Hoadley, a researcher at Georgetown University who has studied the Part D program since before its launch. "It was pretty regularly a source of frustration just like what we're experiencing now."

  • Medicaid's most vulnerable need protection, experts find

    Florida’s most vulnerable Medicaid patients are about to be moved into commercial HMOs as part of the last leg of the state’s Medicaid reform that began nearly a decade ago. As this unfolds, Georgetown University researchers who have been studying Florida’s Medicaid program say that the process will require careful monitoring to ensure patient protections.

  • Some families left out in the cold by Obamacare

    Obamacare is designed to make health care affordable for everyone, but several million families could get caught in a loophole in the law that leaves them out in the cold.

  • Why Millennials Are Struggling, Grannies Are Thriving, and What to Do About It

    Millennials are the most educated generation ever, but it's taking a lot longer for them to launch their careers. But don't blame older workers still on the job; they're not crowding their kids and grandchildren out of the good jobs. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and The Generations Initiative: "Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation."

  • Millennials Face Uphill Climb

    More demanding job requirements, coupled with the pressures of the recession, have delayed the transition to adulthood for young people in the past decade and earned them the title of "the new lost generation," according to the report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, published Monday.

  • 7 Charts That Show Just How Bad Things Are For Young People

    Young people are taking longer to launch their careers, but it's not totally their fault, a report released Monday from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, found.

  • ‘No one is going to be left behind:’ An interview with the District’s Obamacare head

    Mila Kofman is the executive director of the D.C. Health Benefit Link, the health law marketplace for the District of Columbia that will launch on Oct. 1. On Wednesday, her agency announced that it would not be able to determine some shoppers’ premium prices on launch date. Instead, due to a “high error rate” discovered in testing, that information wouldn’t become available until November.

  • Alice Rivlin was in charge of the last government shutdown. This is what she saw.

    The U.S. government will need to close for business on Tuesday if Congress cannot pass legislation to fund its operations for the fiscal year that begins that day. So, what would that mean in practice? For some perspective, we talked to Alice Rivlin, who was director of the Office of Management and Budget the last time the government shut down, in 1995.