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Trump budget seeks cuts to domestic programs, Medicare, favors military and wall

Trump budget seeks cuts to domestic programs, Medicare, favors military and wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump proposed a budget on Monday that calls for cuts in domestic spending and social programs such as Medicare and seeks a sharp increase in military spending and funding for a wall on the Mexican border. Reuters: Politics

February 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Christie Doubles Down On Vow to Overhaul Medicare and Social Security

Christie Doubles Down On Vow to Overhaul Medicare and Social Security

It has never been a way to win friends and influence voters, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn’t shying away from reform of two “do-not-touch” entitlements—Medicare and Social Security. While former Florida governor Jeb Bush and a few other presidential aspirants have voiced passing concern about the country’s burgeoning fiscal problems, Christie in late […]

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Congressional Budget Office: Medicare doc bill cost $214B

Congressional Budget Office: Medicare doc bill cost $214B

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the bipartisan House deal protecting doctors from steep cuts in Medicare fees would cost $ 214 billion over the coming decade. In a letter to House Speaker … Economy, Government & Policy News and Information on Yahoo! Finance

May 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Medicare doctor pay fix prospects brighten in Congress

Medicare doctor pay fix prospects brighten in Congress

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday that prospects were good for passage of a permanent fix to Medicare's flawed doctor-pay formula, a move that would spare physicians from impending pay cuts. The plan's prospects brightened in the Senate, as well, when Democratic Leader Harry Reid […]

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Elizabeth O’Brien’s Retire Well: Medicare open enrollment: It pays to get it right

Elizabeth O’Brien’s Retire Well: Medicare open enrollment: It pays to get it right

With Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans in flux, retirees and their families could face much bigger health-insurance bills in 2015. MarketWatch.com – All MarketWatch News – Personal Finance

November 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Medicare doctors: Who gets the big bucks & for what

Medicare doctors: Who gets the big bucks & for what

The numbers are eye popping. Economic news – CNNMoney.com

April 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fractious Republicans struggle over defense spending, Medicare

Fractious Republicans struggle over defense spending, Medicare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Republicans will unveil a 10-year budget blueprint in the next few weeks that will champion fiscal austerity, a theme party leaders hope will energize conservative voters ahead of the November congressional elections. Reuters: Politics

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Medicare paid $23 million to dead people

Medicare paid $23 million to dead people

Millions of dollars’ worth of Medicare payments have been going to people who aren’t alive to receive the money. Personal finance news – CNNMoney.com

November 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Personal Finance Daily: 10 things to know about Medicare

Personal Finance Daily: 10 things to know about Medicare

The Medicare trust fund is worse off than Social Security, and your doctor dislikes Medicare even more than you do. What else is amiss with the program? Find that story and more in today’s Personal Finance Daily. MarketWatch.com – All MarketWatch News – Personal Finance

March 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Medicare doctors’ pay to be cut

Medicare doctors’ pay to be cut

Automatic spending cuts will trigger a 2% cut in Medicare reimbursement to doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. Experts say this could make it harder for some patients to get care. Small business news – CNNMoney.com

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