Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. Aetna's acquisition of Humana would make it the largest provider of Medicare Advantage coverage, with 4.4 million members, a figure that could change depending on...» Read More
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.
Mayan end times prophesies aside, it's Washington's Sisyphean effort to balance its books that might bring about Armageddon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Democrats will do all they can to distort Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to reform Medicare, Donald Trump warned on CNBC.
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.