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Are Medicare and Social Security Safe Now?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In his Inaugural Address, the president called the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs commitments we make to each other that strengthen us. Are Medicare and Social Security safe now? They are for the moment.

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.

Medicare and Medicaid Spending Trends Don't Justify Restructuring

Paul N. Van de Water | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Paul N. Van de Water

Medicare and Medicaid spending per beneficiary has grown less rapidly than costs for private health insurance in recent years, as we have previously p...

What Does Romney Ryan Mean for Your Medicare?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Paul Ryan is most widely known as a proponent of a radical restructuring and privatization of Medicare. But beware the hyperbole on both sides. Ryan's plan would not necessarily "save" Medicare; nor would it necessarily destroy it.

Michael McAuliff

Inventor Of Paul Ryan's Medicare Idea Explains Why It's Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The co-creator of the concept that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is relying upon to reform Medicare no longer thinks it will work. Henry Aaron...

Michael McAuliff

Paul Ryan's Vision For Medicare Will Win, Dem Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats who are staking the 2012 election in part on the charge that Republicans will "end Medicare as we know it" likely will join in...