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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Obama budget would tax offshore trillions, rebuild infrastructure

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will propose a $3.99 trillion federal budget Monday that would tax trillions of dollars kept offshore by U.S. business and use the proceeds to help finance the rebuilding of roads, bridges and mass transit at home. The...
  • Commission: Offer choices and see compensation costs fall

    The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is urging President Obama to endorse and Congress to enact sweeping changes to military health insurance and retirement options to "empower" service members to make choices that would drive...
  • Ask Kim: when to sign up for Medicare

    I will be 65 soon. When should I sign up for Medicare? You can enroll in Medicare as early as three months before the month you turn 65 and up to three months after the month you turn 65. It's best to sign up before your 65th birthday so that you can...
  • U.S. has no idea how many fugitives Cuba's harboring

    U.S. has no idea how many fugitives Cuba's harboring
    The United States does not know how many fugitives are in Cuba. Nobody tracks it. Nobody even routinely asks for the return of those wanted on serious federal charges, much less more common state offenses, the Sun Sentinel has found. Law enforcement...
  • FBI raids medical-supply company in Boca Raton

    FBI raids medical-supply company in Boca Raton
    Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation early Wednesday raided a medical-supply company in Boca Raton with ties to Daniel Porush, a man who helped inspire a character depicted in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street." The company, Med-Care...
  • Medicare cuts a prescription for disaster

    When it was announced that more than $700 billion would be stripped from Medicare to help finance the Affordable Care Act, one wondered how that would affect the health care of seniors as well as those providing it. Well, wait no longer for the answer....
  • Consumer Reports: How to navigate the health insurance maze

    Person for person, health care in the U.S. costs about twice as much as it does in the rest of the developed world, according to Consumer Reports. If you have health insurance, you may think it doesn't matter because someone else is paying the bill. You'...