WASHINGTON, July 18- The Obama administration on Friday backed down on restrictions of private insurance coverage for hospice drugs under Medicare, saying the regulations were preventing some terminally ill patients from having access to medicine.» Read More
Anyone looking at their paycheck stub and seeing the laundry list of taxes taken out might be saying to themselves 'Why am I paying these and where does all that money go?'CNBC explains
A new study suggests that many workers are waiting to retire at least until they are eligible for Medicare.
Medicare and Medicaid are going broke; how can the U.S. reform these programs? The best way to do it is to reform these programs for people in my generation, explains Rep. Paul Ryan. Vice President Biden says this administration has strived to protect and provide more benefits for seniors. "We will not privatize Social Security," added Biden.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on yesterday's report about a nationwide law enforcement operation targeting Medicare fraud, saying the office of All Ways Home Care in Miami shown in an aerial video yesterday "was not implicated in any way in the operation."
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on one of the biggest Medicare fraud busts in years.
Attorney General Eric Holder is holding a news conference now, with a major crackdown on Medicare fraud, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.
From the stump and on the airwaves, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney often glossed over exactly where the other stands on five major issues, the Fiscal Times reports.
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.