The focus of Tuesday's Republican presidential debate was supposed to be Herman Cain, but Rick Perry and Mitt Romney went at each other like heavyweights, suggesting that each thinks the other is his main competition.
The CLASS act, a provision in the heath-care reform law designed to help the disabled and elderly cash to receive care at home, could not be both voluntary and budget-neutral, say health officials.
At Tuesday's GOP presidential debate, Mitt Romney fielded questions deftly, attacked when given an opening, and stayed out of jab-fests. Contenders so far haven't knocked him off stride.
The Obama administration says it did not consider politics when it asked for a ruling from the US Supreme Court on its health-care law. To be sure, both parties will hope to spin a positive story from the result.
Medicare and other public health-care become safety net for more Americans as private employer health dwindles. Medicare is primary beneficiary.
More people turned to Medicare and Medicaid last year and fewer relied on employers for health insurance coverage, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. What does this portend for Obama's health-care reform law?
Medicare payments, if bundled, could save the US money. The agency that handles Medicare payments is trying to make incentives to base payments on the quality of care, not the quantity, says a government official.
Because, says the White House, Obama is doing his job as chief executive, engaging with the American people. Republicans call the tour a campaign trip, but is it politics or business as usual?
Rick Perry touts his track record as a tax cutter and social conservative in Texas, stealing some thunder from other candidates on day of Iowa's straw poll.