WASHINGTON, March 8- Republicans, looking for ways to turn November's congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.» Read More
Discounts up to 50 percent discount on premium drugs have been passed on to Medicare beneficiaries.
Delegates to the Republican national convention will adopt a platform on Tuesday that represents a major triumph for the GOP's economic and social conservatives.
Tax rates would have to double to preserve Medicare and Social Security in their current form, tax foe Grover Norquist warned on CNBC’s "Squawk on the Street" on Monday.
Paul Ryan told CNBC's Larry Kudlow on Thursday that the first act of a Romney-Ryan administration would be to handle the “fiscal cliff" and the threat of recession.
New polls show that Medicare ranks as the third most crucial issue to likely voters in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin, and that more respondents in those crucial states trust President Obama to manage the program, The New York Times reports.
Mitt Romney’s plan to restore $716 billion that he says President Obama “robbed” from Medicare has puzzled some experts, who say it might cost recipients hundreds of dollars a year.
According to the latest NBC/WSJ Poll, some 82 percent of Americans disapprove of Congress, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
GOP leaders are calling Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to quit in the race after his inexcusable remarks about rape, with CNBC contributor Robert Costa. Ann Coulter, author of "Demonic," also weighs in.
Betsy McCaughey, author of "The Obama Health Law," explains why she thinks Obamacare health law destroys Medicare as we know it.
Paul Ryan’s health care plan is flawed because it puts all its emphasis on competition, Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget and current vice chairman at Citigroup, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday.
Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors CEO, provides perspective on the U.S. economy, and shares his stock picks now.
CNBC Contributor Robert Costa of the National Review, discusses what could happen if Romney were to release his taxes; and Eric Eve, former Clinton White House aide; Steve Malanga, Manhattan Institute; and Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, weigh in.
Despite a decade of rising C. diff rates, health care providers and the government agencies that oversee them have been slow to adopt proven strategies to reduce the infections, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and illnesses that could have been prevented, the investigation shows.
Romney's running mate Paul Ryan is expected to speak on Medicare tonight in Ohio, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Lanhee Chen, Romney for President policy director explains Mitt Romney's five-step plan for the U.S. economy
Ben LaBolt, Obama for America national press secretary, weighs in on the differences between the Obama-Biden team versus the Romney-Ryan ticket, and discusses the political showdown on health care, entitlement reform and deficit reduction.
Democrats will do all they can to distort Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to reform Medicare, Donald Trump warned on CNBC.
"It was a bold pick and it really has energized the Republican party--whether or not it was a great pick or not, we're going to find out in about ninety days," says Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, discussing Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.
A few weeks ago, CNBC's Maria Bartiromo interviewed Mitt Romney's not-yet-named running mate Paul Ryan, and discussed his take on banking regulations and U.S. debt.
CNBC's Scott Cohn compares the details of advertisments made by Obama's campaign attacking Ryan's plans for medicare. And Romney said today that Obama planned to cut Medicare by $700 billion, even though benefits to seniors would actually increase. (Correction: In this report, Scott Cohn said nothing would change under the Paul Ryan Medicare plan for people over 65. The correct age is 55.)