Praising efforts by the First Budget initiative to get the presidential hopefuls to discuss the federal debt and related issues such as entitlement reform, the Chicago Tribune recently ur
Why should we make improvements now in Medicare and Social Security?
Congress will return from its long August recess without having passed a single one of the 12 appropriations bills needed for Fiscal 2016, which begins Oct. 1.
National health care spending grew more quickly last year than in other recent years, according to a new report by actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Like zombies, more than 50 expired tax provisions came back from the dead last week when the Senate Finance Committee voted overwhelmingly to renew them for this year and next -- without
Competing House and Senate plans to stave off insolvency for the Highway Trust Fund have lawmakers scrambling to reach an agreement before Friday, when transportation programs expire and
Congress appears once again to have botched one of its key responsibilities: Approving a dozen spending bills for the coming fiscal year in a timely fashion.
The Medicare and Social Security trustees sent a blunt message in their latest annual reports: The programs’ long-term costs “are not sustainable with currently scheduled financing and wi
There is a sense of deja vu as lawmakers again struggle with short-term measures for the Highway Trust Fund rather than finding a permanent solution to its chronic financial shortfalls.