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

    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
    Medicare Costs & the Fiscal Cliff

    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
    Bowles: Would Take Severe Cuts to Fix

    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
    Simpson: Can't Tax or Cut Your Way Out of This

    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
    Simpson & Bowles: Spending Cuts & Health Care

    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
    Rep. Frank: Taxes, Spending Cuts & the Cliff

    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
    Labor Leader: Bring Fairness to Tax Code

    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
    If US Crashes Cliff, Don't Turn to Fed: Fisher

    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
    Is Romney Plan Getting Thumbs Up from Dems?

    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
    How Does Raising Taxes Create Jobs?

    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
    Baum: The Real Cost of the 'Fiscal Cliff'

    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
    Why 'Fiscal Cliff' May Be Bigger Threat Than You Think

    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.

  • CNBC Explains: What Are Payroll Taxes? Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET
    Payroll Taxes: What Are They?

    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

  • Another Reason Workers May Stay on the Job Longer Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 4:19 PM ET
    Another Reason Workers May Stay on the Job Longer

    A new study suggests that many workers are waiting to retire at least until they are eligible for Medicare.

  • How Do We Save Medicare & Medicaid?   Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 9:33 PM ET
    How Do We Save Medicare & Medicaid?

    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.

  • Medicare Fraud Correction   Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:20 PM ET
    Medicare Fraud Correction

    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."

  • Medicare Fraud Busts   Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 2:11 PM ET
    Medicare Fraud Busts

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on one of the biggest Medicare fraud busts in years.

  • DOJ News Conference on Medicare Fraud   Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    DOJ News Conference on Medicare Fraud

    Attorney General Eric Holder is holding a news conference now, with a major crackdown on Medicare fraud, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Presidential Attack Ads: The Truth Takes a Beating Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 3:24 PM ET
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    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.

  • HHS: Obamacare Saves $4.5 Billion on Medicare Drugs Friday, 21 Sep 2012 | 3:09 PM ET
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    Discounts up to 50 percent discount on premium drugs have been passed on to Medicare beneficiaries.