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Saving America’s Future: A Challenge to the American People

The report provides four recommendations to remedy four critical national issues:
  • Develop a ten-year national strategy that outlines where the country stands, where it needs to go, and how to get there;
  • Create a bipartisan Fiscal Future Commission that develops budget controls and comprehensive tax and Social Security reform legislation, and also reorients government spending programs and tax preferences for the future;
  • Reengineer the American health system by assembling a federal task force that reviews and implements mechanisms that decrease costs, improve value, and reduce waste in federal health insurance programs; and
  • Confront the educational crisis by having the President host a national education summit of all governors and state education leaders.

The report is the product of several months of research and analysis, led by Center President David Abshire and co-chaired by Norman Augustine, Roy Romer, and David Walker. This initiative was guided by a bipartisan Steering Committee of leaders from both the public and private sectors. Saving America's Future will be followed by a final report, which will conclude SAFI and integrate the various pieces of the initiative into one comprehensive document.

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