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  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI)

    The 2018 House budget plan starts the conversation America needs to have about spending and politics, says Jake Novak.

  • CHICAGO— President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage. People will have 45 days to shop for 2018 coverage, starting Nov. 1 and...

  • The US is losing ground when it comes to retirement security

    The U.S. is falling further behind other countries on a global retirement security index.

  • Retirement Travel Trends Ireland

    Among the leading nations for retirement security, the U.S. didn't even crack the top 15, according to this study.

  • A Senate effort collapsed late on Monday, prompting U.S. UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley said during a call with Wall Street analysts on Tuesday that he was optimistic about the business next year, but that national and state healthcare policy were a possible drag on profit in 2018.. The bill's failure removed one of the benefits of the bill for insurers- the...

  • UnitedHealth was losing money selling these plans when it withdrew last year, and it and other insurers questioned the sustainability of former President Barack Obama's health reform law. A Senate effort collapsed late on Monday, prompting U.S. UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley said during a call with Wall Street analysts on Tuesday that he was optimistic...

  • UnitedHealth Group's second-quarter earnings soared as the nation's largest insurer dove deeper into government-funded health coverage like Medicare and Medicaid and continued to distance itself from the turbulent Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges. The latest Republican push to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed Monday...

  • Trump voters not fully informed on healthcare reform: Analyst

    Trump voters set to lose out the most from medicaid cuts may not be fully informed, Mike Jakeman, analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit said.

  • Social Security check

    Mark Weisbrot, CEPR Co-director and Co-Author Of "Social Security- The Phony Crisis," and Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the CATO Institute discuss how long the U.S. can fund social security.

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The U.S. government program that pays for hospital care for the elderly will remain solvent through 2029, enabling it to escape mandatory spending cuts this year, according to a report by Medicare's trustees released on Thursday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters at a press conference that Social Security and Medicare "are...

  • Affordable Care Act would be a disaster for older Americans not yet on Medicare- but they also endanger Medicare itself. The trustees of Medicare and Social Security released their respective annual reports on Thursday on the health of the programs. The news about the Part A trust fund was encouraging: the Medicare report said that lower-than-expected...

  • Affordable Care Act would be a disaster for older Americans not yet on Medicare- but they also endanger Medicare itself. The trustees of Medicare and Social Security released their respective annual reports on Thursday on the health of the programs. The news about the Part A trust fund was encouraging: the Medicare report said that lower-than-expected...

  • Affordable Care Act would be a disaster for older Americans not yet on Medicare- but they also endanger Medicare itself. The trustees of Medicare and Social Security released their respective annual reports on Thursday on the health of the programs. The news about the Part A trust fund was encouraging: the Medicare report said that lower-than-expected...

  • Affordable Care Act would be a disaster for older Americans not yet on Medicare- but they also endanger Medicare itself. The trustees of Medicare and Social Security released their respective annual reports on Thursday on the health of the programs. The news about the Part A trust fund was encouraging: the Medicare report said that lower-than-expected...

  • Affordable Care Act would be a disaster for older Americans not yet on Medicare- but they also endanger Medicare itself. The trustees of Medicare and Social Security released their respective annual reports on Thursday on the health of the programs. The news about the Part A trust fund was encouraging: the Medicare report said that lower-than-expected...

  • Affordable Care Act would be a disaster for older Americans not yet on Medicare- but they also endanger Medicare itself. The trustees of Medicare and Social Security released their respective annual reports on Thursday on the health of the programs. The news about the Part A trust fund was encouraging: the Medicare report said that lower-than-expected...

  • The new version of the bill did little to assuage concerns of moderate Republicans, who worried that its deep cuts to Medicaid would harm their most vulnerable residents. The Senate added a number of changes to the bill in an attempt to win more support. Senior Republican Senate aides said the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office would assess a version of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The U.S. government program that pays for hospital care for the elderly will remain solvent through 2029, enabling it to escape mandatory spending cuts this year, according to a report by Medicare's trustees released on Thursday. Last year's report forecast the Medicare program would remain solvent only through 2028 and predicted that...

  • Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attends a news conference following party policy lunch meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 11, 2017.

    Dan Holler from Heritage Action For America and Zeke Emanuel, chair of medical ethics and health policy at University of Pennsylvania, discuss the revised health-care bill and the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.

  • The Social Security Office in Alhambra, California.

    CNBC's Ylan Mui reports on the White House's estimates for the government to be able to fully pay out social security and medicare benefits.