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  • Abby Huntsman gets a few more things wrong on 'entitlements'

    Abby Huntsman gets a few more things wrong on 'entitlements'
    Let's acknowledge at the top that Abby Huntsman, one of the four anchors of MSNBC's youth-oriented news show "The Cycle," has taken on an ambitious task for herself: She's been trying to discuss U.S. fiscal policy, which is chock full of complicated...
  • Obamacare passes first big test

    WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has passed its first big test, but the law's distribution of winners and losers all but guarantees the achievement will not quiet its political opposition. White House officials, who had a near-death experience...
  • Medicare coverage falls short [Letter]

    Medicare coverage falls short [Letter]
    In the business section, you had a question and answer column with Michelle P. Holzer of the Maryland Department of Aging ("Frequently asked questions about Medicare," April 19) and she said Medicare covers skilled nursing and rehabilitative services...
  • Letters: Another view of Medicare

    Re "Bickering over Medicare," Editorial, March 27 Your assertion that the Medicare sustainable growth rate, or SGR, represents only "paper savings" is not supported by the actual history of the SGR and "doc fixes" enacted by Congress. Though it is...
  • Bill Clinton says Americans should be able to keep their health plans

    Bill Clinton says Americans should be able to keep their health plans
    WASHINGTON — In an interview released Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton said President Obama should make sure Americans can retain their current health insurance plans, even if it means revamping the Affordable Care Act. “I personally...
  • Getting Health Care Kinks Fixed Worth Effort

    "We're not in Kansas anymore," said the smirking congressman from Texas, pleased with his own witlessness. Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican, was addressing Kathleen Sebelius, a former governor of Kansas, now secretary of health and human services, who is...
  • Look To Medicare Part D For Obamacare Fixes

    The struggling Affordable Care Act could take lessons from the introduction of Medicare Part D 10 years ago, which went from apparent disaster to roaring success. As Part D was introduced, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman captured the public mood...
  • Seniors on the Go: Visiting a city? Get a transit pass

    Seniors on the Go: Visiting a city? Get a transit pass
    If your spring and summer travel plans include visiting a popular city, take a close look at your local transit options. Presumably, inside a big city, you don't need or even want a rented car, and you probably don't want to pay for taxis everywhere you...
  • Ed Page On Facebook: Is A Government Shutdown A Bad Thing? Or Not?

    The following is an abridged version of a conversation at www.facebook.com/edpagecourant. Mark Pappa: It's a bad thing and both sides are at fault. Obama's legislation causes contentious debate. 58% of America according to today's CNN poll do not want...
  • Insurer Cuts Medicare Plan Doctors — Patients Left In Lurch

    While most Americans have been focusing on the recent problems surrounding the rollout of the new healthcare.gov website, another health insurance story has been largely overlooked. Last month, just as Medicare's open enrollment period was set to begin,...
  • Some Illinois Medicaid patients' assets at risk

    Some Illinois Medicaid patients' assets at risk
    More than 200,000 low-income Illinoisans have applied for new coverage under Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance that was expanded in Illinois and several other states as part of the Affordable Care Act. But for certain members of that group,...