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  • How Obama wants to spend Americans' money next year: an agency-by-agency look

    Sure, $4 trillion sounds like a lot. But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more. Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016...
  • Analysis: Obama downplays deficits in latest challenge to congressional Republicans

    With higher taxes on the wealthy and billions in new spending, President Barack Obama's no-balance budget lays down an audacious challenge to Republicans who swept to full control of Congress last fall and now claim a mandate to eliminate deficits over...
  • Medicare would get power to negotiate what it pays for pricey medications

    With patients facing greater exposure to the high cost of new medications, President Barack Obama on Monday called for government to use its buying power to squeeze drug companies for lower prices. Obama's budget asks Congress to authorize Medicare to...
  • Greater New Haven Senate leaders back cap on hospital facility fees

    Greater New Haven Senate leaders back cap on hospital facility fees Ma New Haven Register, Conn. HARTFORD -- Bills that would limit and cap facility fees, reward lower medical costs, get a measurement of quality care and protect consumers have...
  • 'Debt on arrival': What this budget says about Obama

    'Debt on arrival': What this budget says about Obama
    "Failing to address the drivers of the debt will ultimately undermine the president's other priorities. The focus on promoting investment today will do little good if our massive debt is choking the investments of tomorrow. And the desire to strengthen...
  • President Obama's budget proposals include wealthy paying more for Medicare

    President Obama's budget proposals include wealthy paying more for Medicare
    This from Morning Consult Health: "President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget was generally viewed as a move to the left, but the proposal released yesterday included $399 billion in reductions to federal health spending. That includes increases in Medicare...
  • Nation needs more, not less, revenue for priorities

    Nation needs more, not less, revenue for priorities
    We can all agree that America's corporate income tax is a mess. Lots of hugely profitable corporations pay little or nothing in federal income tax. General Electric and Boeing, for example, have paid virtually nothing in federal income taxes for the...
  • President's budget proposal nears $4 trillion

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama proposed a $3.99 trillion federal budget Monday that would take more than $1 trillion from the wealthy and corporations to finance programs for the poor and middle class a sweeping shift of wealth and a new approach to...
  • Analysis: Millions of reasons federal spending goes up

    WASHINGTON Few things defy gravity more than federal spending. In the nation's capital, what goes up does not come down. It goes up more. When President Barack Obama was elected, there was a temporary $535 billion increase in spending during the Great...
  • Drug prices prompt Obama to call for Medicare bargaining power

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said the government should negotiate lower prices for expensive new medicines such as Gilead Sciences Inc.'s hepatitis C treatment Harvoni, breaking a detente with the drug industry on the issue. Spending under...
  • The Doctor Is Out: Insurers Controlling Health Care

    The Doctor Is Out: Insurers Controlling Health Care
    Several months ago, I bumped into a longtime patient of mine at the delicatessen counter of my local supermarket. He said, "Well doc, I guess you won't be our doctor anymore." This caught me off guard — I had taken care of him and his wife for...