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Medicare and the Election

Diane Archer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Diane Archer

Medicare is far from perfect, but it works. Though it's true that Medicare will consume a growing percentage of the GDP in the long-run, it's the dysfunction of our overall health care system that is driving up costs. We cannot risk privatizing it for political expedience.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Paul Ryan Says His Plan To Privatize Medicare Is 'Gradual' Social Engineering | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Privatize, privatize, privatize. That’s what GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan wants to do with Medicare, the country’s 47-year-old federal ...

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.

Medicare Overhaul Would Raise Premiums

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.15.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Nearly six in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system along the lines of what Repub...

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...

Sweeping Romney Plan Still Missing Key Details

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Medicare is the one health insurance plan that will cover virtually every American at some point in life, and Republican Mitt Romne...

Medicare: Obama Ignores the Two Most Important, and 'Winningest' Differences With Romney-Ryan

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Based on its actions, one can only suspect the Obama campaign "poll-tested" Romney's lies about Medicare, found that they had some traction, and thus decided to counter them directly.

Romney-Ryan Robocall Attacks Obama For ‘Changing Medicare Forever'

Think Progress | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

Even though Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to transform Medicare from a guaranteed benefit to a voucher-based system, essentially phasing out the exis...

What's in a Name?

Neil McCarthy | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

The problem now is that we've labelled lies as something else. They are no longer lies, not even mistakes or errors or just plain wrong. They are now post-truths. Instead, media reporting takes the form of "he said, she said" dueling quotations.

Romney's Positive Medicare Argument Polls Better Than His Attacks On The $716 Billion

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republican pollster Whit Ayres ran reporters through some new numbers Monday morning on what was supposed to be the first day of the Re...

Ryan/Romney Debt Plan Throws Middle Class Under the Bus With the Poor

Daniel Dicker | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Daniel Dicker

We know how the Ryan/Romney budget plan to tackle our debt throws the poor, infirm and the elderly under a bus. But it is increasingly clear how this budget plan, while not even serious about tackling our national debt, would throw the middle class under it as well.

Bain of Our

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Robert L. Borosage

The Republican convention, with its high-tech stage and Hollywood directors, will try to remake Mitt Romney once more, reintroducing him as a family man of faith, charitable, good-hearted, experienced in business and government, ready to put America back on track. Romney is of, by and for the very Gilded Age capitalism that generated extreme inequality, rising poverty and a declining middle class even before it blew up the economy. He will change his views on social issues to fit the prevailing winds, and remake his image with each rising sun. But on economic issues he is the man from Bain. Want more of what we've had? He is your man.

Debunking Romney's Viral Medicare Lie

Bob Cesca | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It's almost cliche to write this, but this is classic George Orwell by way of Karl Rove. Up is down, black is white, Republicans will save Medicare while Democrats, who invented it and who have fought to sustain it at all costs, want to suddenly destroy it.

Romney Promise Has Unintended Consequence

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's new promise to restore the Medicare cuts made by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul ...

Obama Calls Out 'Dishonest' Romney

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mitt Romney is portraying the outwardly calm President Barack Obama as a man seething with animosity and power lust as the Rep...

Sam Stein

Romney: Analysis That He'd Need To Raise Taxes On Middle Class Is 'Garbage' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an interview with Fortune Magazine that was published on Wednesday morning, Mitt Romney gave a bit more detail than normal about how ...

Sam Stein

Flashback: Obama In 2008 Attacked McCain For Taking $800 Billion Out Of Medicare | Sam Stein | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee, the politics of Medicare have become almost as compli...

Romney Hit Over 'Secrecy Strategy'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

BOSTON — Mitt Romney's roadmap for governing the country is so vague that it has even Republican allies questioning his intentions. "You have t...

Romney Budget Brings Tough Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Reducing government deficits Mitt Romney's way would mean less money for health care for the poor and disabled and big cuts to nuts...

Sam Stein

Romney Campaign Uses 'Mediscare' Tactics | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign and a like-minded conservative group launched seemingly uncoordinated but highly tellin...

At CPAC, Romney's Calls For Cutting Social Security And Medicare Rankle Conservative Rank And File

Daniel Marans | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Daniel Marans

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this past Friday, few were pleased to hear Mitt Romney's plans to cut Social Security and Medicare.

It's Got To Come Down To Cases, Not Rhetoric

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Mitt's "will the United States be an entitlement society or an opportunity society?" is vapid and misleading. Not just a false choice, but an illogical one, like saying "we must decide whether to grow food or eat food."

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney's Medicare, Medicaid Claim Backfires | Sam Stein | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told voters on the campaign trail in Iowa today that before he entered the world of politics, he n...

Mitt Romney Hedges On Support For Controversial GOP Budget Plan

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Likely presidential candidate Mitt Romney hedged Friday on his support for a House Republican budget outline that seeks to re...

Sam Stein

1st 2012 Presidential Ad Uses Gingrich's Words To Swipe Romney | Sam Stein | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 18 months before the 2012 election, the first advertisement in the presidential race has been released, with a newly formed gr...