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In Focus

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


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

The Facts on Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for Workers with Disabilities

May 2013, Shawn Fremstad, Rebecca Vallas

State Savings with an Efficient Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

March 2013, Dean Baker and Nicole Woo

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Op-Eds & Columns

Ending Tax Breaks for Super-rich Can Make Tax Day Fun for Rest of Us

Dean Baker
Burlington Hawkeye, April 12, 2014
Duluth News-Tribune
, April 11, 2014
Truthout, April 11, 2014
Burlington Hawkeye
, April 11, 2014
Athens Banner Herald
, April 11, 2014
Wapakopneta Daily News
, April 11, 2014
Grand Forks Herald
, April 11, 2014
New Bedford Standard-Times
, April 11, 2014
Palm Springs Desert Sun,
Aprill 11, 2014 
Olean Times-
Herald, Aprill 11, 2014
USA Today, April 10,2014
Bradenton Herald
(FL), April 10, 2014
Feasno Bee, April 10, 2014
Island Packet / Hilton Head (SC), April 10, 2014
Beauford Gazette (SC), April 10, 2014
Bellingham Herald (WA), April 10, 2014
Ancorage DAILY News (AK), April 10, 2014
Modesto Bee, April 10, 2014
Mereced Sun-star (CA), April, 10 2014
Hanover Evening Sun (PA), April 10, 2014
McClatchy DC.COM, April 10, 2014

Obamacare: First Fruits for Workers?

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 7, 2014

Paid Sick Days in Connecticut Not a Burden for Employers

Eileen Appelbaum
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, April 7, 2014

Obamacare Secret: If You Quit Your Job, You Have a Plan – and Keep Wages Up

Dean Baker
The Guardian, March 31, 2014

An Aging Population Won't Make America Poor

Dean Baker
CNN Money, March 18, 2014

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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?

Why Do We Care About Rising Health Care Costs?

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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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