Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Improvements in health care costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of ...

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Social Security Computer System Still Not Working After Six Years

Social Security Computer System Still Not Working After Six Years

By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE -- The Social Security Administration has spent nearly $300 million to develop a computer system to speed processing of disability cl ...

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Cliven Bundy’s Window Into The War On The Poor

Cliven Bundy’s Window Into The War On The Poor

Republicans were quick to distance themselves from the Nevada rancher after his remarks about slavery, but he points to a deeper issue with conservative policy. It’s tempting dism ...

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5 Things You Need To Know About New GOP ‘Frontrunner’ Rand Paul

5 Things You Need To Know About New GOP ‘Frontrunner’ Rand Paul

A new CBS/New York Times poll has bad news for the man who can only now be called a former frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination -- Governor Chris Christie ( ...

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Obama Drops Proposal For Entitlement Trims From Budget Plan

Obama Drops Proposal For Entitlement Trims From Budget Plan

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has dropped a proposal included in previous budget offers that would have changed the way entitlement benefit increases are calculated, an ack ...

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How Paul Ryan Helped Save Medicare And Social Security By Trying To Gut Them

How Paul Ryan Helped Save Medicare And Social Security By Trying To Gut Them

President Obama's new budget will not include a proposal to implement "chained CPI" to slow the growth of Social Security benefits, according to White House officials. And there's ...

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Republicans Say U.S. War On Poverty Hasn’t Measured Up

Republicans Say U.S. War On Poverty Hasn’t Measured Up

Washington (AFP) - U.S. conservatives seized on Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the launch of president Lyndon Johnson's "war on poverty" to dispute the effectiveness of existing ...

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When It Comes To Filing For Disability Benefits, It Never Hurts To Try

When It Comes To Filing For Disability Benefits, It Never Hurts To Try

Q. I am 55 years old and have had the same job for about 35 years. I was laid off about six months ago. I have tried looking for other work, but so far I have been unsuccessful. I ...

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The ‘Temporary’ Social Security Benefit That is Still Around 76 Years Later

The ‘Temporary’ Social Security Benefit That is Still Around 76 Years Later

Q: My friends and I have a Social Security round-table discussion once a month at a local coffee shop. At our last get-together, the subject of the Social Security $255 death bene ...

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