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U.S. Financial Condition and Fiscal Future Briefing

GAO-08-446CG Published: Jan 17, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2008.
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This is a Comptroller General Presentation delivered to the National Press Foundation on January 17, 2008. Major topics of this presentation include: the budget deficit, the growing fiscal burden, a three-pronged approach for the way forward, social security reform, and health care spending, and health care reform.

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Balanced budgetsBudget administrationBudget authorityBudget deficitCost controlDeficit financingDeficit reductionFederal social security programsFinancial analysisFinancial futuresFinancial managementFiscal policiesHealth care cost controlHealth care costsHealth care reformIntergovernmental fiscal relationsMedicarePolicy evaluationMedicaidHealth care programsLocal governmentsState governments