| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:39 PM
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 700,000 applications for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act have been completed, administration officials said Thursday, although they would not release data on how many people successfully enrolled in insurance...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration met Monday with federal authorities to discuss his proposal to overhaul the state’s 48-year-old Medicaid program in exchange for expanding the government-funded health care system to more poor people....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:39 PM
To the chronicles of misbegotten corporate adventures with social media, we can add a new, sterling event.
The anti-deficit lobbying organization Fix the Debt staged a question-and-answer chat on Twitter Thursday. Its goal presumably was to reach...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:41 PM
A couple of well-heeled anchor-reporters for CNBC -- the type of people who need never beg for lunch dates among Wall Street bankers -- Friday batted around the supposed threat to the republic posed by hordes of seniors collecting Social Security...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:58 PM
You can always identify true ideologues -- their pitch never changes, no matter the weather, political or otherwise. That's the case with Fix the Debt, a lobby group for deficit hawks that's connected umbilically to hedge fund billionaire Peter G....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Mickey Kaus, the neoliberal (whatever that is) blogger from L.A.'s Westside, writes in the Daily Caller that he has just discovered he had no taxed income last year.
"I am the 47%," he declares, referring to Mitt Romney's celebrated rant about non-tax-...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Kids sure grow up fast these days. My 12-year-old son just started seventh grade. Days later he got his AARP card.
"Your membership has been reserved and is awaiting activation," AARP told him in a letter.
This was the second goofy solicitation my son...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:07 PM
It happens every time: Republicans and Democrats get into a standoff over the federal budget, and their best plan for wriggling out of it is to nickel-and-dime people on Social Security and Medicare.
The worst zombie in this package, a terrible idea...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:35 PM
The state of South Dakota plans to fight a proposal to cut Medicare funding to 26 rural hospitals, including those in Eureka and Bowdle.
There has been a public outcry since the recommendation was issued in August, said Doneen Hollingsworth, South...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:27 AM
I feel House Speaker John Boehner's pain.
Maybe it's because we're both from Ohio and we were both raised by parents who grew up during the Depression, but I am completely in sync with Boehner on the threat posed by the federal debt. And though we may...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:20 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An audit shows that Sanford Health's flagship hospital in North Dakota owes the federal government $65,000 for overbilling Medicare.
Fargo Sanford Medical Center President Dennis Millirons tells the Argus Leader (http://...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:10 AM
Changes are in the works for patients of Petoskey's Community Free Clinic. And while local health leaders say the change will take some time and may be difficult for some, they believe it will result in better overall care for those who need it.