Retiree Health Care Costs
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- States' Fiscal Health
More than four years after the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, states’ financial conditions are improving, but most have yet to get back to where they were on some key measures of fiscal health. And recovery to prerecession levels is just one hurdle. more
- Media Coverage
- State Health Care Spending
The National Conference of State Legislatures examines models for integrating behavioral health and primary care in a briefing paper funded by the State Health Care Spending Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. more
A number of the nation’s key cities face unpaid bills for the retirement benefits they have promised their employees. This report examines pension and retiree health care funding in 61 cities—the most populous one in each state plus all others with populations over 500,000—and looks at options for reform.
- Stateline Story
Illinois faces a series of budget problems, including its latest crisis on pensions. But the drumbeat of bad news makes it easy to miss the big steps the state has already taken. more
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- Public Sector Retirement Systems
The gap between the promises states have made for public employees’ retirement benefits and the money they have set aside to pay these bills was at least $1.38 trillion in fiscal year 2010, according to Pew's latest comprehensive analysis on pension and retiree health care funding. View our collection of state fact sheets. more