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  • AARP warns Republicans it has 'strong opposition' to Obamacare replacement bill

    AARP criticizes new healthcare plan for its effects on older Americans.

  • WASHINGTON— A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Most older Americans mistakenly believe they can rely on Medicare already, the poll shows, while few have done much planning for their...

  • GOP health care plan 'cuts and caps' Medicaid: Andy Slavitt

    Andy Slavitt, former CMS acting administrator, provides insight to the House health-care bill which will result in 23 million fewer people being insured and cut Medicaid services.

  • United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson appears on SiriusXM's Town Hall on May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    In an interview with SiriusXM Radio host, Carson was asked about what could be done to reduce the number of people living in poverty.

  • While not addressing Medicare's long term financial problems, the budget targets the much smaller Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. And Trump's Medicaid cuts appear even bigger than those in the health care bill recently passed by House Republicans, above what would be needed to fulfill the GOP vow to repeal "Obamacare." But the budget repeated...

  • The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor, which are embedded in a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House of Representatives. Trump wants lawmakers to cut at least $610 billion from Medicaid and more than $192 billion from food stamps over a decade. The White House said its proposed tax cuts would help fuel...

  • Although it is not expected to survive on Capitol Hill, the proposal puts numbers on Trump's vision of the role of government: a budget with radical cuts to government assistance to lower-income Americans. The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor made as part of a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House of...

  • The Pentagon would get a spending hike, and there would be a $1.6 billion down payment to begin building a wall along the border with Mexico, which was a central promise of Trump's presidential campaign. The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor made as part of a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House of...

  • The proposal in its current form is unlikely to be approved by lawmakers as they craft their own tax and spending plans but the document sets out Trump's budget priorities and lays down a marker with Congress. The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor made as part of a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The White House on Tuesday will ask Republicans who control the U.S. Congress- and federal purse strings- to slash spending on healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor as they push ahead on plans to cut taxes and trim the deficit. More than $800 billion would be cut from the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor and more than $192...

  • A sign painted on top of a mural says 'We accept food stamps,' in Harvey, Ill. About 45 percent of food stamp benefits went to children under 18 in 2013.

    Trump promised not to touch Social Security and Medicare, but most everything just got proven fair game.

  • Trump's new budget proposal

    CNBC's Ylan Mui reports the latest how the Trump Administration’s budget proposal is expected to be released Tuesday and what to expect.

  • CHICAGO, May 18- Delaying your Social Security benefit as long as possible is a great way to boost retirement income, but the strategy comes with one built-in downside. Most seniors enroll in Medicare at 65, but those who are not yet receiving Social Security run the risk of much larger annual increases in their Part B premiums. So that leaves a question: how...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Medicaid recipients in Maine told state regulators Wednesday they shouldn't be forced to work to continue getting their health care benefits as the Republican governor has proposed. The health care bill recently approved by U.S. House Republicans would let states require certain Medicaid enrollees to work— an unprecedented change to the...

  • WASHINGTON— Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance— but why, and who's to blame? President Donald Trump has seized on early market rumbles as validation of his claim that "Obamacare" is a disaster, collapsing of its own weight. Democrats, meanwhile,...

  • May 16- The U.S. Justice Department for the second time in a month sued UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday, accusing the nation's largest health insurer of obtaining over $1 billion from Medicare to which it was not entitled. The complaint, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, came after the Justice Department brought a separate but similar case against...

  • A patient is monitored in an examination room inside the Clinical Decision Unit at Kaiser Permanente's Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

    Low-income Medicare enrollees and those with high health needs spend a larger share of their income on health costs.

  • Charlie Munger: There's a lot to be said for health care for all

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO; Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman; and Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provide perspective on fixing the health-care system.

  • Munger: We should have single-payer medicine

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO; Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman; and Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provide perspective on health-care reform. There is a lot of fraud in the system, says Munger.

  • May 3- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday due to strength in Medicare Advantage, a program in which it manages government health benefits for the elderly and people with disabilities. Medicare Advantage plans account for about a third of the more than 55 million people covered by Medicare and is the...