The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the Mercatus Center, and Third Way held an event entitled "Challenges Facing Social Security," discussing the future of the program given the latest Trustees' report. The event featured Social Security Trustee Charles Blahous and a panel discussion moderated by CNNMoney writer Jeanne Sahadi.
The Commerce Department says the U.S. economy grew at a modest 2.4 percent annual rate last quarter. The weakest area continues to be government spending. It fell for the 10th time in the last 11 quarters. Veronique de Rugy discussed sequestration's role in the economic equation.
Across the country, state governments have been considering whether to expand Medicaid coverage as envisioned by the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare"). To help break down what's at stake, a new video—based on a recent study by Mercatus Center scholar Charles Blahous—reviews the key factors states must consider in this complex decision.