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Trump’s Medicare Drug Plan: More Losers Than Winners?

Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump’s budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a...

Republicans offer more Medicare cuts

House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts...

No talk on Social Security, Medicare by candidates

The nation's framework for economic security and health care in retirement is financially unsustainable, but you wouldn't know it from listening to the presidential...

Shaky support for Sander’s ‘Medicare for all’

At first blush, many Americans like the idea of "Medicare for all," the government-run health system that's a rallying cry for Democratic presidential candidate...

Big hikes in Medicare drug plans coming

With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising...

Medicare paid $30 million for mystery ambulance rides

Medicare paid $30 million for ambulance rides for which no record exists that patients got medical care at their destination, the place where they...

Medicare wants to change policy on short hospital stays

Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for...

Budget talks heat up in Congress

Cuts to Medicare and the health care law and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting operations top the agenda as congressional...

The Medicare deal: Is it reform or just ‘politics as usual?’

Republicans say bipartisan legislation that reworks how Medicare pays doctors is a milestone toward curbing a huge, growing benefit program. It's "the first real entitlement...

Prosecutors face hurdles in Menendez case

The federal indictment against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez turns in part on prosecutors' ability to show that the gifts and favors at the...