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Lawmakers and President Obama have proposed various ways to slow the rate of Medicare spending growth. While proposed changes to Medicare are a political hornet's nest, according to Ross Blair, senior vice president of online insurance marketplace
AP On April 10, President Obama will enter the ongoing 2014 budget battle when the White House releases its budget blueprint, joining Senate Democrats and both parties in the House in a partisan scuffle over the nation's fiscal future. If it's
We know that as we have begun to live longer, the Medicare population has ballooned and the costs of the program are, by most estimates, unsustainable. We also know that Medicare, despite being a government program, is beloved by America's seniors.
The Obama administration is planning new cuts to Medicare, a federal regulatory filing reveals, cuts that could mean higher premiums or seniors losing their coverage altogether. The new cuts come in the form of a planned reduction in the
That saying, attributed to Ben Franklin, is the kind of old saw that you might see embroidered on a pillow at grandma's house. More important, it's also true: Medical research has proved Ben and Grandma right. Yet not enough Medicare beneficiaries
The Affordable Care Act reduces costs, improves quality and rewards better Medicare Advantage plans, U.S. researchers say. The Commonwealth Fund report said the Medicare Advantage program, created in 2003, allows Medicare beneficiaries to receive
00 pm Dana Goldman is the director of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. Adam Leive is a graduate student at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Nearly six in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system, with striking regional differences leading to big hikes in some states and counties, a study released Monday finds. The report by the nonpartisan
The Herald-Leader will routinely check the accuracy of statements made by candidates and their surrogates leading up to the Nov. 6 election. The statement: "But Andy Barr supports a plan that would end traditional Medicare, raising costs for seniors
Republicans , including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney , the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, want to convert Medicare into a what they call a premium support program that gives beneficiaries vouchers to buy a private insurance plan of