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  • This billionaire is still trying to make you panic about federal debt

    This billionaire is still trying to make you panic about federal debt
    Crusaders know they're nothing without something to crusade against. That's undoubtedly why hedge fund billionaire Peter G. Peterson keeps harping on the federal debt. It's the same reason that army generals talk up the capabilities of national enemies,...
  • Four additional years -- Medicare funds now projected to last to 2030

    Four additional years -- Medicare funds now projected to last to 2030
    On Monday, the Medicare Trustees projected that the trust fund that finances Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2030, four years beyond last year's projection. Due in part to cost controls implemented in the...
  • Medicare finances improve as healthcare inflation slows, trustees say

    Improvements in healthcare costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees said Monday, a further sign of the positive effect of lower medical inflation. Medicare...
  • Eldridge and Johnson will face off in District 49

    On July 23, Windham Mayor Ernest Eldridge made official his candidacy for state representative for the 49th district. During an event outside Town Hall, Eldridge announced that he would run against incumbent Susan Johnson (D-49) as a member of The...
  • Gasp! RPOF accuses Dems of inaccurate ad

    TALLAHASSEE -- Much like in virtually every campaign since the dawn of television, the Republican Party of Florida today is sending a letter to television stations, complaining that an ad put up last week by the Florida Democratic Party "contains...
  • Good news and warnings in the Social Security and Medicare reports

    The release of the annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare customarily give rise to an outburst of disinformation from the enemies of these social insurance programs -- that comes with the territory when you're putting out documents of...
  • Miami jury convicts last two defendants in $200 million Medicare scam

    MIAMI The nation's biggest mental health scam against Medicare totaling $200 million in false billings ended with a quick bang Monday when the last two defendants in a long-running probe were found guilty in Miami federal court. The health care fraud...
  • Patients pay steep price for Hepatitis C cure

    Patients pay steep price for Hepatitis C cure
    There's a new breakthrough hepatitis C drug treatment that cures — yes, cures — almost everyone who takes it. Unlike previous, far less effective treatments, patients suffer few if any side effects. The entire regimen takes only 12 weeks, much...
  • Blumenthal, DeLauro Introduce Medicare Advantage Bill

    New legislation submitted by two Connecticut members of Congress would require health insurers to finalize their physician networks for Medicare Advantage plans 60 days before the autumn enrollment begins. The goal of the Medicare Advantage Participant...
  • Healthcare debate lacks factual arguments against Obamacare

    Healthcare debate lacks factual arguments against Obamacare
    Americans have always been a politically contentious lot. But one topic seems to produce more pure vitriol than any other: the Affordable Care Act. I posted an item on my Times blog, the Economy Hub, citing new statistics indicating that the act has...
  • Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes

    Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes
    IRS data show Bruce Rauner to be one of the 11,000 richest tax filers in the nation, but most of the millions he made in recent years was taxed at 15 percent — less than half the top federal rate for the wealthy, a review of tax documents released...