Comments from Richard Besser, MD, on Consumer Inflation Measures in Context of Poverty Threshold

The following comments were submitted by Richard Besser, MD, RWJF President and CEO, in response to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) request for comments on the Consumer Inflation Measures produced by Federal statistical agencies.

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