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Florida Legislators Accept State Healthcare Subsidies, Reject Federal Medicare Expansion Funds for Floridians

Grant Stern | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Grant Stern

Florida's legislators get a $22,000 annual health benefit paid by the state and 165 out of 180 of them accept the benefit. Meanwhile, Florida's poorest and most vulnerable residents aren't being covered by Obamacare today and wait for answers, and insurance coverage.

Medicare Won't Be Exhausted Until 2026

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Medicare's long-term health is starting to look a little better, the government said Friday, but both Social Security and Medicare ...

Jeffrey Young

Senate Confirms Medicare Chief | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former hospital executive, Virginia government official and nurse Marilyn Tavenner to be administrator...

Middle Class Could See Negative Effects Of Obama Proposal

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Retired city worker Sheila Pugach lives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque, N.M., and drives an 18-year-old Subaru. ...

Controversial Obama Plan Unveiled

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's plan to raise Medicare premiums for upper-income seniors would create five new income brackets to squeeze ...

Jeffrey Young

Obama Renews Call For Wealthy To Pay Higher Medicare Costs | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business

Some seniors would pay more for Medicare benefits in the future under President Barack Obama's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. The $3.8...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Explains Budget Compromise | Sam Stein | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama’s budget, which will be introduced on Wednesday, takes a political position that some of his base is bound to bemoan. Rather ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Calms House Democratic Concerns Over Entitlement Reform | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama assured House Democrats Thursday he won't slash Social Security and Medicare, moments after he reaffirmed his com...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Progressives Warn Obama Against Giving Away The Store | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama took a break during his offensive to charm Republican lawmakers open to a budget deal on Tuesday to assure his fe...

WATCH: President Obama Address Medicare Costs In State Of The Union Address

Posted 02.13.2013 | Fifty

President Barack Obama delivered his State Of The Union address last night, during which he talked about his goal to bring down Medicare costs for sen...

Sam Stein

White House Takes Medicare Eligibility Age Off The Table | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney emphatically ruled out including any provision raising the eligibility age of Medicare as part of...

3 Progressive Principles for the Next Deal

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

With yesterday's vote behind us, Americans face an even bigger fight in the coming months: funding our government, avoiding devastating cuts known as sequestration, and avoiding default on our country's bills.

Who Pays for More Means Testing in Medicare? The Middle Class

Joe Baker | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

Medicare remains an overwhelmingly popular benefit, and American families are supportive of preserving it. But some policymakers propose pushing middle- and high-income Medicare beneficiaries down a slippery slope by further increasing premiums based on their incomes.

Four Bad Liberal Arguments for Raising the Medicare Age

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's tempting to decide that, all things considered, liberals should at least consider raising the Medicare age to 67 as part of a budget compromise. They shouldn't. Medicare works. It should be strengthened, not "compromised" on the altar of lower expenditures.

Why Raising Medicare's Age Is Not The Fiscal Cliff Solution

The New Republic | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

President Obama hasn’t proposed increasing the eligibility age for Medicare. But would he agree to do so, in order to secure a broader agreement tha...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrats Open To Medicare Reform As Part Of Fiscal Cliff Talks | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unfazed by campaign-season accusations of raiding Medicare, Democrats on the Hill said they are willing to consider reforming the entitl...

How Will Obama's Second Term Affect You?

Next Avenue | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bob Rosenblatt Now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, many older voters are wondering what the effect ...

What The Election Results Mean For Post 50s: The Top 5 Issues

Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty

How will President Obama's second term affect the issues most important to post 50s? The economy and the deficit have been core concerns for older vot...

On Medicare, Obama and Romney Are Both Wrong

Edward Zelinsky | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Edward Zelinsky

Medicare has provoked sharp disagreement in this presidential campaign. Unfortunately, on this critical issue, neither candidate is leveling with the American people.

3 Questions On Mitt Romney's Plans For Medicare

Posted 10.11.2012 | Fifty

With the expected number of people on Medicare expected to jump to 62 million by 2020 (and a staggering 90 million by 2050), all eyes are on both Pres...

The Winning Card: Obama and Democrats Need Social Security and Medicare

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

There's a lot of post-debate analysis going on -- some would say too much -- but not enough is being said about the ace in the Democrats' deck: defending Social Security and Medicare.

Obama Slam Targets Romney On Controversial Issue

Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER -- President Barack Obama says Republican rival Mitt Romney would turn Medicare into a private system and put senior...

Romney Finally Reveals His Nearsighted Vision for Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In the New England Journal of Medicine, both President Obama and Governor Romney offer statements revealing their vision for the future of health care. Finally we have a definitive statement of Romney's vision for the future. Actually -- not really.

Obama Medicare Plan: No Voucher But Maybe A Bill

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — He'll never turn Medicare into a voucher, but if you are lucky enough to be financially comfortable in retirement, odds are you'll ...

Joshua Hersh

Reince Priebus Says GOP Plan Has 'Specifics Coming Out Of Our Eyeballs' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics

In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus boasted that his party's top candidates have "specifics comi...