WASHINGTON, May 15- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marilyn Tavenner, a former nurse and hospital company executive, as the first full-fledged administrator for the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs since 2006.. Medicare program and Medicaid are also on the firing line for potential deficit reduction.» Read More
"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.)
Would Paul Ryan's budget help or hurt the economy, and the stock market? Peter Ferrara, from the conservative think tank, The Heartland Institute, shares his opinion.
The budgets that Rep. Paul Ryan has pushed through the House have been nothing short of a conservative reordering of the nation’s tax and spending priorities for the 21st century, The New York Times reports.
Wall Street investors and traders largely like Representative Paul Ryan’s politics of simplifying the tax code and his overall fiscal discipline, but couldn’t help themselves from worrying about whether this was the choice that will achieve their ultimate goal of unseating President Obama.
When President Obama was elected, aides say, he saw Rep. Paul Ryan as someone he could possibly work with to reverse the federal debt. He soon would change his view.
Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman who is now Mitt Romney's vice presidential choice, has made many appearances on CNBC in his role as chairman of the House Budget Committee and the author of a controversial budget plan that projects spending cuts of $5.3 trillion over ten years. Here's a collection of video clips going back to June, 2011.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details on Mitt Romney's choice for running mate. Also, discussing Rep. Paul Ryan's views on Medicare and budget deficits, with Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman.
Will Medicaid and other safety net programs undergo major changes if presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan win the November election? Fmr. Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-WI), weighs in.
Paul Ryan's blueprint for Medicare could prove as polarizing in the campaign as President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has been. Even Mitt Romney may not want to go there.
Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), weighs in on the Romney-Ryan ticket; fiscal responsibility, and the battle over Medicare.
A provision of the Affordable Care Act squeezes premiums that drugmakers collect from the government has yielded savings of $687 million in the first six months of 2012.
Debra Cafaro, CEO of Ventas, chats with Cramer about what's next for her company.
"I think in particular, the 'individual mandate', had it been framed as a tax, it would have been on much more solid ground, just as the Medicare tax is," says Ronald Williams, former Aetna chairman and CEO, weighing in on the pending Supreme Court decision on health care reform.
Top cancer researchers are meeting in Chicago today to present the latest in treatments and cancer therapies, with Dr. Hal Barron, chief medical officer at Roche.
The differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney on Medicare are stark, but both candidates agree that the other's plan would end the program as it now exists.
Two new studies show Americans drastically underestimate how much they will spend out-of-pocket on health-care costs during retirement, estimated to total $240,000.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the latest details on more than 100 people arrested on alleged Medicare fraud charges, and debating whether Obamacare is too expensive for small businesses, with Howard Dean, former DNC chairman and Rep. Nan Hayworth, (R-NY).
More than 100 people are charged in what authorities say is the largest one-day takedown ever for Medicare fraud.