Nov 2, 2012
The government medical program for the elderly means seniors and their families have more money to spend on other things.
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
Sep 10, 2012
Fortune Magazine’s Allan Sloan discusses his solutions to fixing Social Security, Medicare, and the tax code – without the help of politicians.
Aug 31, 2012
A former supporter and architect of the Medicare vouchers program explains why he's now opposed to the program, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney supports.
Aug 20, 2012
The $5.7 billion deal with let Aetna double its number of Medicaid members.
Aug 20, 2012
Shares of the insurance giant Aetna are looking awfully healthy this morning. Acquiring another insurer is likely providing a bit of a shot in the arm. It's the latest in a stream of health insurance mergers we've been charting -- many of them happening for the same reasons.
Aug 17, 2012
President Obama has launched a new campaign ad defending his record on Medicare. At the same time, of course, President Obama has attacked Romney's running mate Paul Ryan for his plans to cut Medicare.