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Emily Swanson

Medicare Proves Big Liability For Romney, Ryan | Emily Swanson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate brought Medicare to the forefront of the presidential campaign, as Democrats tr...

For a State of the Union Home Run, the President Should Stand Up for Social Security

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The State of the Union address offers President Obama perfect chance for a home run. There's no better way for the president to start the year than with a vigorous, unambiguous defense of Social Security -- and Medicare, too.

Sam Stein

Super Committee Presentation Goes Over Required Cuts | Sam Stein | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the congressional super committee have produced a "presentation" that would include a roughly equal mix of spending cuts an...

Sam Stein

Obama Publicly Backs Means-Testing Medicare | Sam Stein | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama formally acknowledged on Friday that he would support a plan to means-test Medicare as a part of a deal to raise ...

Sam Stein

Rep. Nadler On Obama's Medicare Proposal: 'There Won't Be Any Democratic Votes For That' | Sam Stein | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's vision of a grand deal on raising the nation's debt ceiling may have been scrapped by a skittish Speaker John Boehner ...

Sam Stein

Obama Offered To Raise Medicare Eligibility Age As Part Of Grand Debt Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his press conference on Monday morning, President Barack Obama repeatedly insisted that he was willing to tackle some sacred cows as...

Medicare Represents a Right to Health Care for Seniors

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

I have refrained from filing a web log ("blog") in recent weeks on my favorite topic, health care being a right for all Americans, that I first wrote ...