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
The growth of health spending has slowed substantially in the last few years, surprising experts and offering some fuel for optimism about the federal government’s long-term fiscal health. The New York Times reports.
"We need a single-minded focus on restoring economic growth," says Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-WI) sharing details on his new economic policy ahead of his address at Georgetown University later this morning.
Despite a landmark settlement that was expected to increase coverage for out-of-network care, the nation’s largest health insurers have been switching to a new payment method that in most cases significantly increases the cost to the patient, the New York Times reports.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the Social Security trustees project Medicare and Social Security cannot sustain costs and that lawmakers must act quickly to save both programs.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the billions of dollars lost each year by Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the outrageous ways $80 billion in taxpayer money is making its way into the hands of criminals via health care fraud.
President Barack Obama remarks on the U.S. economy and says, "our discretionary spending is lower than it's been in decades."
President Obama is commenting on the GOP budget plan proposed by the Republicans. CNBC's John Harwood reports.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a look at the impact of President Obama's health care reform law on medicare reimbursement rates and hospitals.
This month, the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice John Roberts, will hear extended arguments leading to a final ruling on President Obama's signature healthcare legislation, the New York Times reports.
Members of a House-Senate committee charged with writing a measure to extend a payroll tax reduction and provide added unemployment benefits reached a tentative agreement Tuesday evening, with Republicans and Democrats claiming a degree of political victory in a fight with significant election-year implications, the New York Times reports.
In the short time between the election and Dec. 31, the lame duck U.S. Congress has a “golden opportunity” to close two-thirds of the budget deficit by letting tax cuts expire and allowing mandatory budget cuts to kick in, Roger Altman, founder of Evercore Partners and a former deputy U.S. Treasury secretary, told CNBC.
Honeywell CEO David Cote wants President Obama to talk about the national debt and how he'll shrink it during the State of the Union address later Tuesday, he told CNBC.
With two trading days left in the year, “Fast Money” pro Anthony Scaramucci shared his 2012 predictions on Europe, gold, the U.S. dollar, Iran and Occupy Wall Street.
Pharmaceutical giants’ profits could take a "double-dip" hit next year from patent expirations on blockbuster drugs and President Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms, according to a report from CreditSights, a credit market research firm.
Medicare officials say hundreds of thousands of doctors will get a steep cut in payments on Jan. 18 unless a gridlocked Congress issues a reprieve.
Insight on a new proposal for Medicare reform, with Rep. Nan Hayworth, (R-NY), and Rep. John Yarmuth, (R-KY); and Jimmy Pethokoukis, Reuters.
GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich discusses what he would cut from the Federal budget, tax cuts, President Obama, Ron Paul's negative ad against him, his 15-point lead in the latest Gallup poll, and why he would make a stronger candidate than Mitt Romney.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the Congressional Super Committeee's deadline to cut billions from the Federal budget and its likely impact on health care programs, like Medicare and Medicaid. Mark McClellan, Brookings Inst., and Nina Owcharenko, The Heritage Foundation, weigh in.
There's a number of big issues out there that will have a bearing on the economic well-being of Americans, and voters are beginning to wonder where the presidential candidates stand on some of them.