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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Obama’s deficit plan tightens squeeze on Medicare

WASHINGTON — When it comes to health care savings, President Barack Obama’s deficit plan borrows a familiar strategy from corporate America’s playbook: cut costs or...

Social Security fund will be drained by 2037

This year alone, Social Security is projected to collect $45 billion less in payroll taxes than it pays out in retirement, disability and survivor benefits, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

Couple split by Romney Medicare plan

By Carla K. Johnson and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar CHICAGO – Mike O’Malley is 55; wife Sharon is 53. So what? So they’re on opposite sides of the age...

Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms

By Tom Murphy Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they’d rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage...

Gov. Patrick signs 10-day interim budget

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a $1.25 billion stopgap budget to keep state government operating while lawmakers complete work on a final spending...

Legislation would curb out-of-pocket costs after hospital stay

BOSTON — Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act — a bipartisan bill in the U.S. House and Senate to help confront the large out-of-pocket costs...

Social Security raise to be among lowest in years

WASHINGTON — For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits...

Americans not buying Medicare cuts

They're not buying it. Most Americans say they don't believe Medicare has to be cut to balance the federal budget, and ditto for Social...

Health overhaul unpopular, but not as feared

WASHINGTON — Attacked as a rationing scheme and praised as a lifesaver, President Barack Obama’s health care law remains as divisive and confusing as ever....

Obama directs FDA to help reduce drug shortages

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take steps to reduce drug shortages, action he says will help...