Over the next year, Congress and the President will be called upon to reconsider all major elements of the U.S. ‘safety net,’ as well as the foundations of the U.S. tax system.
The confluence of a major Supreme Court decision, a watershed general election, large budget deficits, and the critical dates of six major pieces of legislation place the future of the nation in the hands of courts and lawmakers.
What choices will the President and Congress be called upon to make that will affect the working lives and retirement of every American?
Tuesday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Brookings Institution economist Henry Aaron about the economics of health care reform, and what happens to the financial health of individuals if the Court strikes down the law or if elected officials overturn the legislation.
Henry J. Aaron is currently the Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. From 1990 through 1996 he was the director of the Economic Studies program. Learn more about Dr. Aaron here.