Nov 19, 2013 Medicare is wasting hundreds of millions of dollars a year by failing to rein in doctors who routinely give patients pricey name-brand drugs when cheaper generic alternatives are available.
Nov 18, 2013 A new analysis by ProPublica finds that many doctors in the U.S. prescribe brand-name drugs to Medicare patients when generics can be dramatically cheaper -- and it's costing taxpayers hundreds of millions a year.
Oct 15, 2013 The paydays that could prompt a government default if a debt-ceiling deal collapses.
Oct 14, 2013 Medicare enrollment is already confusing enough. The new health care exchanges will only make it more so. And that could end up being costly for taxpayers.
Sep 6, 2013 Most people know to save for retirement. But what do you do with your money after you retire?
Aug 29, 2013 Too many Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. Should they be forced to?
Jul 3, 2013 Staffing cuts at the Department of Health and Human Services mean fewer cases of Medicare, Medicaid fraud are investigated.
Jul 3, 2013 Critics say the new law is unnecessary. They suspect China's state pension fund is running low on money and the government is passing the buck.
Jun 20, 2013 Nursing homes can run around $100,000 a year, and many aging boomers will not have the money.
Jun 5, 2013 Social Security trust funds will dry up in 2033. So what does this mean for the chronically unworried, like say, Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame? He will turn 59 in November -- seven years shy of retirement age.