Dec 14, 2012 Throughout the debate about the deficits and debt, you've probably heard a certain metaphor: One that compares the nation to a household. Well, that metaphor bothers one of the nation's leading economists, Robert Shiller of Yale University.
Nov 2, 2012 The government medical program for the elderly means seniors and their families have more money to spend on other things.
Nov 2, 2012 More than 20 percent of the U.S. national budget is spent on Social Security, so of course politicians like to promise to reform it. Commentator Chris Farrell says unfortunately both candidates' plans are way too complicated.
Oct 25, 2012 With the fiscal cliff looming, an all-star group of CEOs wants both parties to get serious about the deficit. The fix they're calling for will be tough for both parties to swallow.
Shereen Marisol Meraji
Oct 16, 2012 Seniors wonder whether 1.7 percent hike next year will be enough to cover fast-rising health care expenses.
Oct 16, 2012 Just in time for the second presidential debate, Medicare, the patient, goes to see "Dr. Obama" and "Dr. Romney."
Oct 11, 2012 Vice President Joe Biden will face Congressman Paul Ryan on the debate stage tonight, and Paul Ryan's Medicare plan is sure to be a hot topic. Polling shows most Americans are against Ryan's voucher proposal, but do recognize the need for system reforms.
Oct 4, 2012 Some efforts to change the government health care program for seniors has triggered fireworks; others, not so much.
Oct 1, 2012 American Hospital Association's PAC spends almost $1 million on ads