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Health Care Budget Deficit Calculator

How Global Trade Can Rein in Health Costs

Dean Baker and Jagdish Bhagwati
CNN Money, September 16, 2011

Representative Ryan’s $30 Trillion Medicare Waste Tax
April 2011, David Rosnick and Dean Baker

The Ryan Medicare Plan: Winners and Losers
April 2011, Dean Baker and David Rosnick


Documenting the Need for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program: Evidence from the 2012 FMLA Survey

June 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Eileen Appelbaum

Expanding Family and Medical Leave to Small Firms

April 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Eileen Appelbaum

Union Advantage for Black Workers

February 2014, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

The Affordable Care Act: A Hidden Jobs Killer?

July 2013, Helene Jorgensen and Dean Baker

Has Education Paid Off for Black Workers?

June 2013, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

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Op-Eds & Columns

GOP Just Trying to Derail Affordable Health Care

Dean Baker
Las Vegas Sun, August 17, 2014

Expensive Drugs and Medicaid: Who’s Afraid of Trade?

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, August, 4, 2014

Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, Yet Again: Review of Dead Men Ruling

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, July 22, 2014

The Good News About Obamacare in the June Jobs Report

Dean Baker
Truthout, July 7, 2014

Paid Family Leave is a New Jersey Success Story

Eileen Appelbaum
NJ.com, July 7, 2014

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Good News on Paid Family Leave: Political and Practical Lessons from New Jersey and California

Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce

Unfinished Business LA: History & Next Steps for Paid Family Leave

The Effects of the Health Law's Definitions of Full-Time Employee on Small Businesses

Threats to Medicare: The Election and the Lame Duck Congress

The Future of Medicare

The Future of Entitlement Programs

In Defense of the Social Safety Net

Crossing the American Crises: From Collapse to Action

Crisis in the States and Cities: What Should Be Done?

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Press Releases

Four Years after Earthquake, Housing, Sanitation, Health Care are Still Pressing Needs in Haiti

January 9, 2014

Is the ACA a Jobs Killer?

July 23, 2013

States Could Save $73 Billion by Negotiating Medicare Drug Prices

March 19, 2013

Armed With Powerful New Data, Progressive Groups Launch Grassroots Campaign to Enable Medicare Drug-Price Negotiations

February 14, 2013

New Calculator Shows Long-Run Deficit is Entirely Due to Health Care Costs
April 5, 2012

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The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Self-Employment

March 6,2014, Dean Baker's testimony at the hearing on "Obamacare and the Self-Employed: What About Us?"

Presentation to Florida’s Employer-Sponsored Benefits Study Task Force

November 19, 2013, Eileen Appelbaum and Teresa Kroeger Present to Florida’s Employer-Sponsored Benefits Study Task Force in Tallahassee, Florida

Testimony on "The Effects of the Health Law's Definitions of Full-Time Employee on Small Businesses"

October 9, 2013, Testimony by Dean Baker before the U.S. Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology.

No Need to Talk About Taking an Ax to Safety Net for the Poor
December 16, 2010, Dean Baker's Comments at Brookings Institution Forum

Other Resources


Neoliberalism, Globalization and Inequalities:
Consequences for Health and Quality of Life

with a chapter by Mark Weisbrot, Dean Baker and David Rosnick
Baywood Publishing Co. (2007)


Inequality Matters:
The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences

with chapter co-authored by Heather Boushey

Social Security

Social Social: The Phony Crisis
by Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot


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