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  • How Health Care Cuts Could Impact Stocks     Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    Peter Costa, Wells Fargo, discusses health care stock strategies, as spending cut looms over the industry.

  • President Wants 'Smart Spending Reductions'     Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    Former Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-NH), explains what is a "smart" spending cut. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, weighs in.

  • Raise the Age for Medicare & Soc. Security?     Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 4:33 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports House Republicans are going to propose to extend the debt limit until April 15; and Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Medicare; and Bill George, Harvard Business School professor, debate whether eligibility for these programs should be raised to age 70.

  • Medicare in the Crosshairs on Capitol Hill     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN), explains why he voted "yes" on the "fiscal cliff" bill, and why Congress needs to reduce entitlement programs.

  • Did You Hear About the 'Doctor' Cliff?     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs countdowns the the crippling cuts to the Medicare program set to take effect if no deal is reached on the "fiscal cliff."

  • Big Government Spending     Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 7:46 PM ET

    A back brace can be found on the Internet for $99, but Medicare pays $900, points out Tom Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste president.

  • Insight on Medicare and Medicaid fraud, with David Callahan, Demos Public Policy Center New York City, and Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute.

  • CVS Caremark Expects to Reap Benefits from Obamacare Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    CVS Caremark is looking at changes in U.S. healthcare as an opportunity to serve more customers, whether they are picking up prescriptions, getting them through the mail or stopping by an in-house MinuteClinic for a checkup.

  • Going Off the Demographic 'Cliff?'     Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 2:08 PM ET

    Bill Frezza, Competitive Enterprise Institute fellow, explains how the rise in single family households will eventually impact entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

  • Medicare Costs & the Fiscal Cliff     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    If a fiscal cliff deal does not happen, what happens to Medicare and the health care industry? New York Presbyterian Hospital CEO Steve Corwin offers insight.

  • Bowles: Would Take Severe Cuts to Fix     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:44 PM ET

    If we do not get our economy in order, what could happen to America? Debt Commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, offer insight. "Absolutely, the U.S. could go bankrupt," says Bowles.

  • Simpson: Can't Tax or Cut Your Way Out of This     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:35 PM ET

    Debt Commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, discuss the impact going over the fiscal cliff could have in next year's economy.

  • Simpson & Bowles: Spending Cuts & Health Care     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 4:25 PM ET

    Debt Commission co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, discuss tax rates, spending cuts, and how likely it is that cuts in health care could occur.

  • Rep. Frank: Taxes, Spending Cuts & the Cliff     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:17 PM ET

    Is it time to put spending cuts front and center in the debate? Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), discusses the odds of getting a deal on the fiscal cliff. "The country is ready for substantial reductions in military spending," he says.

  • Labor Leader: Bring Fairness to Tax Code     Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association, discusses the meeting he had with President Obama on the fiscal cliff.

  • If US Crashes Cliff, Don't Turn to Fed: Fisher     Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told Larry Kudlow if the worst happens and the nation goes over the fiscal cliff, he doesn't see the Fed providing a backstop.

  • Is Romney Plan Getting Thumbs Up from Dems?     Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 7:07 PM ET

    They criticized his plan only last week, but now top Democrats are suggesting that Mitt Romney's plan to stem the fiscal cliff may be best for America.

  • How Does Raising Taxes Create Jobs?     Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    President Obama met with labor union and progressive leaders at the White House today. Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO Special Counsel, discusses getting the labor union back in shape, and tax reform. Karen Finney, The Hill and James Freeman, Wall Street Journal, weigh in.

  • Forget Mayans: Be Afraid of US Budget Armageddon Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    Mayan end times prophesies aside, it's Washington's Sisyphean effort to balance its books that might bring about Armageddon.

  • Please Raise My Taxes Says This Millionaire Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 12:29 PM ET

    Raising taxes on the wealthy along with entitlement reform and spending cuts need to be part of any solution to the country’s fiscal problems, Jeff Gural, Newmark Knight Frank Chairman, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Monday.