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  • Christie to propose overhaul of Social Security benefits

    Christie to propose overhaul of Social Security benefits
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Framing himself as a politician who's unafraid to share "hard truths" with the American people, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proposing an income cap on Social Security benefits as part of a major restructuring plan...
  • Senate overhauls doctors' Medicare payments in groundbreaking vote

    Senate overhauls doctors' Medicare payments in groundbreaking vote
    Medicare is poised to overhaul the way it pays physicians and create new systems to reward high-performing doctors under legislation approved by the Senate late Tuesday. The unusually bipartisan bill, which passed the House easily last month, will...
  • April 6 Letters: April Fools' Day, religious freedom, federal budget

    My husband and I laughed out loud at your hilarious satirical April Fools' Day editorial on tax reform. Comedy is an effective method in criticizing the outrageous government in Washington, D.C. that we taxpayers are forced to support. We hope in the...
  • Christie: Raise age to receive Social Security, Medicare benefits

    Christie: Raise age to receive Social Security, Medicare benefits
    Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees on Tuesday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he said would...
  • U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security

    U.S. Rep. John Larson Says His Bill Will Bolster Social Security
    U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a plan that he says will stabilize the Social Security system until the turn of the next century. It starts with "rebranding" the government program launched 80 years ago by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "There's a...
  • Covering the Bases: You can file an exception for medicine not on drug plan

    I just settled into my new Part D drug plan for 2015. I recently visited my doctor and was prescribed a medicine that is not included on the formulary for my Part D drug plan. What can I do? You have a few options. If you do not already have a copy of...
  • Owner of imaging firm linked to patient deaths in indictment

    Owner of imaging firm linked to patient deaths in indictment
    The owner of an Owings Mills imaging firm was accused in a federal indictment this week of contributing to the deaths of four people whose disease and infection were not caught on X-rays because employees were not qualified to read them. Rafael...
  • John Gray: Where your federal tax dollars go

    John Gray: Where your federal tax dollars go
    It's a question that naturally springs to mind when tax season rolls around: Where are all those tax dollars being spent? In total, Washington will spend $12,304 per citizen. Unfortunately, the government will only collect $10,878 in tax revenue per...
  • Savvy Senior: Easier screening tests for colon cancer

    Savvy Senior: Easier screening tests for colon cancer
    Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any easier alternatives to a colonoscopy to check for colon cancer? I'm in my 60s and would like to be tested, but hate the idea of drinking all that laxative solution, and being sedated for the procedure. — Squeamish...
  • Replace the Veterans Health Administration with veterans insurance

    Replace the Veterans Health Administration with veterans insurance
    About a year ago, the scandal surrounding the deaths of veterans waiting for care from the Veterans Health Administration finally publicly exposed the VA's ineptitude. Since then, Congress conducted inquiries, the FBI commenced investigations, the...
  • Independent doctors like law that discloses facility fees

     Independent doctors like law that discloses facility fees
    The National Physicians Council on Healthcare Policy convened on Capitol Hill recently and the mood was grim. The group of 50 independent physicians and lawmakers met in the Rules Committee Chamber of the Capitol building to discuss legislation that would...