Medicare price increases could wipe out any gain from a Social Security cost-of-living-adjustment next year for three-quarters of Medicare beneficiaries, estimates AARP.
03/28/2011 03:57 pm
The CLASS Act, a program for disabled and elderly people included in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, is facing Republican scrutiny
03/25/2011 12:24 pm
One year ago, President Barack Obama signed a sweeping health-care law to fulfill a long-standing Democratic pledge to ensure health-care coverage for all Americans. Passage of the law was a major legislative victory for Obama and helped change the political landscape, but not always in the way Democrats had hoped. Republicans strongly opposed the law and successfully worked public skepticism about it into sweeping election victories in November. Here's a look at the uncertain future of the health care law:
03/23/2011 03:18 pm
All that congressional budget-cutters need to know, they learned in kindergarten.
03/22/2011 05:09 pm
The Government Accountability Office recently released a long-term outlook. It shows that revenue will stay flat, and spending will keep growing.
03/22/2011 01:03 pm
A new PowerPoint presentation analyzes America's financial condition in corporate terms. The figures and conclusions are scary. But there's also reason for hope. Remember Apple in 1997?
03/21/2011 09:25 am
Ohio is already considering a Wisconsin-like bill to take on labor unions. Now Gov. John Kasich is proposing a budget that could significantly cut union ranks.
03/16/2011 11:52 pm
The White House has made some compromises to avoid a government shutdown, but now it's stuck making promises.
03/10/2011 12:42 pm
Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate vote to strip key public-sector unions of collective bargaining rights, despite the fact that no Democrats were present. The vote is a bid to protect core budget cuts to public-employee benefits, Republicans say. But is that necessary?
03/09/2011 09:44 pm
House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy came equipped with deficit and debt charts to a Monitor breakfast today. It's time to take the slide show to the country, he said. Will the nation applaud?
03/08/2011 01:46 pm