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  • Paul Ryan: We’ll Telegraph to the Markets Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 1:38 PM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin

    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.

  • In Poll, Obama Is Given Trust Over Medicare Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 12:10 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    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.

  • Medicare Costs

    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.

  • Peter Orszag, vice chairman of global banking for Citigroup Inc.

    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.

  • doctor_nurse_xray_200.jpg

    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 to Go 'All Out' to Distort Ryan Plan: Trump Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 8:37 AM ET
    Chairman and President of the Trump Organization, Donald Trump, speaks to several GOP women's group at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino April 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Democrats will do all they can to distort Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan to reform Medicare, Donald Trump warned on CNBC.

  • Elevating Ryan, and His Budget Details Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 2:49 PM ET
    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    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.

  • US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announces Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan(L) as his vice presidential running mate during a campaign rally at the Nauticus Museum n in Norfolk, Virginia, August 11, 2012.

    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.

  • For Ryan and Obama, More Than the Usual Rivalry Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Barack Obama (L), Paul Ryan (R)

    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.

  • Paul Ryan In His Own Words on CNBC Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 11:20 AM ET
    Rep. Ryan Paul from Wisconsin

    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.

  • Ryan's Way: How He Would Change Medicare Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 10:03 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin

    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.

  • Closing Drug 'Doughnut Hole' Saves $687 Million in 2012 Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 2:39 PM ET

    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.

  • Ventas CEO Comments on Outlook Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 6:33 PM ET

    Debra Cafaro, CEO of Ventas, chats with Cramer about what's next for her company.

  • The Fate of Health Care Reform Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 8:15 AM ET
    The Fate of Health Care Reform

    "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.

  • Romney Medicare Plan Draws a Stark Contrast Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 11:29 AM ET

    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.

  • Health-Care Costs in Retirement Rise to $240,000 Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    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. 

  • Feds Crack Down in $452 Million Medicare Fraud Sweep Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 3:31 PM ET

    More than 100 people are charged in what authorities say is the largest one-day takedown ever for Medicare fraud.

  • Government Announces Massive Crackdown on Medicare Fraud

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports $453 million, 7 cities and 108 people have been charged in an alleged Medicare fraud case.

  • In Hopeful Sign, Health Spending Is Flattening Out Sunday, 29 Apr 2012 | 10:39 AM ET
    Doctor holding test tube

    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.

  • Insurers Alter Cost Formula, and Patients Pay More Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 4:56 PM ET
    Healthcare cost

    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.