RICHMOND, Va.— Virginia is getting $9.3 million in federal funding to help residents sign up for health insurance. Terry McAuliffe said the money will help hire more than 100 people to help with enrollment that runs from Nov. 15 through Feb. 15. The grant awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services allows Virginia to partner with the Virginia...» Read More
House Republicans signaled Thursday that they were backing away from the centerpiece of their budget plan — a proposal to overhaul Medicare — in a decision that underscored both the difficulties and political perils of addressing the nation’s long-term fiscal problems. The New York Times reports.
After seeing old age or illness deplete their parents life savings, more baby boomer are signing up for long-term care coverage.
House Republicans appear to be on the defensive, facing worried questions from voters and a barrage of new attacks from Democrats and their allies, the New York Times reports.
I read in the paper Wednesday that Athens is going to hire a bunch of high level advisors to help it with its privatization program. The stuff done so far has been partial privatizations with minority stakes in state owned companies offered domestically and sold on the Athens stock exchange.
Higher oil, lower household wealth and continued trouble in the housing market will keep first-quarter growth "south of 2%," economist Martin Feldstein said Friday.
President Obama will call this week for Republicans to join him in writing a broad plan to raise revenues and reduce the growth of popular entitlement programs, the New York Times reports.
Government payouts—including Social Security, Medicare and unemployment—make up more than a third of US wages. “The U.S. economy has become alarmingly dependent on government stimulus,” says one economist.