| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:28 PM
When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans.
Three significant compensation...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:48 PM
A dozen part-time village of Orland Park employees have seen their hours cut in response to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that would otherwise require Orland Park to provide them with health benefits, village officials said.
The Affordable Care...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Critics of the 2010 Affordable Care Act complain that it doesn't do much to control the healthcare costs that are becoming unsustainable for families and businesses. In fact, the law does many small things; the latest is the grant program announced last...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Washington, D.C., is suffering from a severe sickness that needs to be cured for America to move forward toward prosperity.
The economy is stagnant, the federal government is bloated, health care has been ripped out of the hands of physicians and placed...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:00 AM
A ballot initiative that pits lawyers against doctors has set off one of this year's fiercest campaign wars, a costly clash over increasing state limits on malpractice damages and imposing drug testing on physicians.
Proposition 46 would raise the cap...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A lot can happen in 20 years. And yet sometimes you look back and find that for all the apparent change, you are not very far from where you started.
We have had that feeling lately as we look back on the work we did as co-chairs of the 1994...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:45 AM
I'm often perplexed by the content in Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column and wonder if he is free from fact-checking because his words appear on the op-ed page. One particular paragraph in his column, "American values under Obama" (Nov. 2), left me even...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65.
That's why a...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Solid job growth in October, the ninth straight month with more than 200,000 new jobs created, and a drop in the unemployment rate to a new six-year low of 5.8% showed that the labor market is strengthening.
But workers still aren't seeing much...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Medicare taxes are too low to pay for an average senior's benefits. As a result of this and the aging of the population, the Medicare system has an unfunded liability in the trillions of dollars. Gradually raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:03 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has substantially cut estimates of the number of people who will sign up for insurance coverage in 2015 through the federal health law, projecting that millions fewer consumers will use marketplaces created by...