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What if you got less Social Security if you didn't need it as much?

Apr 11, 2013
Current recipients have different reactions. Some scholars say basing the amount of payments on need could make the program less popular.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, seniors, budget

Bush adviser Glenn Hubbard on how to make entitlement reform fair

Apr 9, 2013
Glenn Hubbard, former Chair of the White House Economic Council of Advisers under President George W. Bush, discusses the entitlement reform, the economic recovery, and taxes.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, housing market

Medicare's unexpected beneficiaries

Nov 2, 2012
The government medical program for the elderly means seniors and their families have more money to spend on other things.
Posted In: Medicare, elderly care

Checking up on Medicare

Oct 16, 2012
Just in time for the second presidential debate, Medicare, the patient, goes to see "Dr. Obama" and "Dr. Romney."
Posted In: Medicare, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Voters pessimistic about Medicare's future

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.
Posted In: Medicare, debate, Paul Ryan, Joe Biden

Medicare: Is it really the 'third rail' of politics?

Oct 4, 2012
Some efforts to change the government health care program for seniors has triggered fireworks; others, not so much.
Posted In: Medicare

Hospital PAC backs GOP House candidates

Oct 1, 2012
American Hospital Association's PAC spends almost $1 million on ads
Posted In: 2012 election, Medicare, hospital, super PACs

One proposal to fix Medicare, tax code

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.
Posted In: Medicare, Social Security

Health care expert changes mind on vouchers program

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.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, vouchers

Aetna buys Coventry Health Care in a Medicaid land grab

Aug 20, 2012
The $5.7 billion deal with let Aetna double its number of Medicaid members.
Posted In: medicaid, Medicare, health care reform law, Aetna, Mergers and Acquisitions, Coventry Health Care

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