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  • Comparing Texas to States with No Voter ID Requirements August 4, 2015 Comparing Texas to States with No Voter ID Requirements

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Revisiting the Lessons from the Voter ID Experience in Texas: 2015," by Hans A. von Spakovsky. In 2011, Texas implemented its voter ID law, and three years later it registered a modest decline in the turnout of voter-eligible population. However, 12 of 17 states with no voter ID requirements

  • Doctors Passing on Medicaid July 30, 2015 Doctors Passing on Medicaid

    Medicaid-overview-xzyuzswzyz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Medicaid at 50: Reform Is Needed to Better Serve Low-Income Health Care Needs," by Nina Owcharenko. VIEW all graphics for this report. While 95 percent of office-based physicians are accepting new patients, fewer than 70 percent are accepting Medicaid as payment.

  • The Changing Face of Medicaid July 30, 2015 The Changing Face of Medicaid

    Medicaid-overview-xzyuzswzyz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Medicaid at 50: Reform Is Needed to Better Serve Low-Income Health Care Needs," by Nina Owcharenko. VIEW all graphics for this report. Historically, Medicaid has primarily enrolled more children than adults. However, over the years more able-bodied adults have

  • Medicaid Spending Exceeds Half a Trillion Dollars July 30, 2015 Medicaid Spending Exceeds Half a Trillion Dollars

    Medicaid-overview-xzyuzswzyz DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Medicaid at 50: Reform Is Needed to Better Serve Low-Income Health Care Needs," by Nina Owcharenko. VIEW all graphics for this report. Total Medicaid spending is projected to reach $529 billion in 2015, a one-year increase of about $30 billion. By 2023, that

  • Sources of Supplemental Coverage Among Non-Institutionalized Medicare Beneficiaries July 30, 2015 Sources of Supplemental Coverage Among Non-Institutionalized Medicare Beneficiaries

    Medicare-overview-xzyuzswzyy DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Medicare at 50: Reform Will Better Serve Seniors’ Health Care Needs," by Robert E. Moffit. VIEW all graphics for this report. Traditional Medicare still doesn’t provide catastrophic coverage. The program also has complex cost-sharing requirements. That is why 86

  • Longer Life Expectancy Means Longer Enrollment in Medicare July 30, 2015 Longer Life Expectancy Means Longer Enrollment in Medicare

    Medicare-overview-xzyuzswzyy DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Medicare at 50: Reform Will Better Serve Seniors’ Health Care Needs," by Robert E. Moffit. VIEW all graphics for this report. The average life expectancy in the United States has increased since Medicare was created, but the program’s eligibility age has remained

  • Medicare Spending to Exceed $1 Trillion in 2024 July 30, 2015 Medicare Spending to Exceed $1 Trillion in 2024

    Medicare-overview-xzyuzswzyy DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Medicare at 50: Reform Will Better Serve Seniors’ Health Care Needs," by Robert E. Moffit. VIEW all graphics for this report. Medicare spending is projected to increase from $613 billion in 2014 to well over $1 trillion in the next nine years. By 2040, taxpayers

  • Short Sighted Reporting Causes Huge Deficit Swings Masks Shortfalls July 30, 2015 Short Sighted Reporting Causes Huge Deficit Swings Masks Shortfalls

    PBGC-xzyuzswzyx DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Bankrupt Pensions and Insolvent Pension Insurance The Case of Multiemployer Pensions and the PBGCs Multiemployer Program," by Rachel Greszler. VIEW all graphics for this report. Agencies such as Social Security report their financial position over a 75-year horizon. The PBGC

  • "Guaranteed" Pension Benefits Could Drop More Than 90 Percent July 30, 2015 "Guaranteed" Pension Benefits Could Drop More Than 90 Percent

    PBGC-xzyuzswzyx DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Bankrupt Pensions and Insolvent Pension Insurance The Case of Multiemployer Pensions and the PBGCs Multiemployer Program," by Rachel Greszler. VIEW all graphics for this report. Current workers and retirees with multiemployer pensions could be left with pennies on the dollar

  • Example: How Multiemployer Plans Understate Their Liabilites July 30, 2015 Example: How Multiemployer Plans Understate Their Liabilites

    PBGC-xzyuzswzyx DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Bankrupt Pensions and Insolvent Pension Insurance The Case of Multiemployer Pensions and the PBGCs Multiemployer Program," by Rachel Greszler. VIEW all graphics for this report. By assuming high interest rates and low life expectancies, multiemployers hide their unfunded

  • Missiles Within the Range of the INF Treaty July 30, 2015 Missiles Within the Range of the INF Treaty

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Russian Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces: What They Mean for the United States," by Michaela Dodge. Sources: Heritage Foundation research based on information from the Federation of American Scientists, “Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force [INF] Chronology”; U.S. Department of the Army,

  • Social Security: A Negative Return on Investment July 29, 2015 Social Security: A Negative Return on Investment

    Social-Security-insolvent-2035-xzyuzsxqyw DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Social Security: $39 Billion Deficit in 2014, Insolvent by 2035," by Romina Boccia. VIEW all graphics for this report. Early recipients of Social Security received more than six dollars in benefits for every dollar they paid in Social Security taxes

  • Cumulative Payroll Taxes Consume 15.3 Perent of Workers' Paychecks July 29, 2015 Cumulative Payroll Taxes Consume 15.3 Perent of Workers' Paychecks

    Social-Security-insolvent-2035-xzyuzsxqyw DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Social Security: $39 Billion Deficit in 2014, Insolvent by 2035," by Romina Boccia. VIEW all graphics for this report. Source: Social Security Administration, “Social Security Tax Rates,” March 8, 2012,

  • Social Security Deficits Place Large and Growing Strain on Federal Budget July 29, 2015 Social Security Deficits Place Large and Growing Strain on Federal Budget

    Social-Security-insolvent-2035-xzyuzsxqyw DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "Social Security: $39 Billion Deficit in 2014, Insolvent by 2035," by Romina Boccia. VIEW all graphics for this report. Social Security’s programs are running large and increasing cash-flow deficits, as revenues from the payroll tax and the taxation of

  • Puerto Rico a Challenging Place to Do Business July 27, 2015 Puerto Rico a Challenging Place to Do Business

    puerto-rico-economy-xzyuzsxsyv DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic. Read the original report, "An Economic Crisis Is the Heart of Puerto Rico’s Financial Crisis," by Rachel Greszler and Salim Furth. VIEW all graphics for this report. Puerto Rico lags significantly behind the U.S. in six of the 10 metrics the World Bank uses to rank countries in its “Doing