More Entitlements Articles

  • Nebraska recovering jobless benefits overpayments

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Labor Department has recovered nearly $5.8 million this year from people who were given too much unemployment pay, either because of errors or because they lied on their applications, the department said Friday. The total includes more than $2.7 million...

  • Obamacare rates are rising once again

    Obama didn't promise that he would overhaul the health care system so that premiums would continue to increase each year, just as they did in the system that existed before he was elected, which he argued was unacceptable.

  • The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare

    About 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" -- also known as welfare -- as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up...

  • Crossroads takes page out of AARP's playbook

    Crossroads GPS, an arm of the Karl Rove-founded political action committee American Crossroads, has dipped its toes into the key Arkansas U.S. Senate race with an ad attacking Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Medicare and Social Security.

  • Medicaid insurers seek more from state

    BOSTON (AP) — Companies that insure Medicaid patients in Massachusetts are pressing for an increase in the payments they receive from the state for serving low-income residents. The health insurers say $140 million in losses since the start of the year are the result of an expensive new...

  • Metropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions. The opera company said rehearsals will continue and the season will open as scheduled Sept. 22 with a...

  • California committee approves higher pension calculations

    A state pension fund committee on Tuesday approved retirement calculations for new government hires despite concerns about so-called "pension spiking" raised by Gov. Jerry Brown and local governments.

  • Bobby Jindal supports reversal of Edmonson pension boost

    Gov. Bobby Jindal believes the last-minute passage of a pension hike for his state police superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson, was improperly handled and should be repealed, the governor's office said Tuesday.

  • Maine House Speaker's bills address aging issues

    Maine's Democratic House speaker is outlining a series of policy proposals aimed at helping the state's rapidly aging population.

  • $20 million California scheme billed Medicare over and over for the same prescription drugs

    From September 2009 through October 2011, Medicare and Medi-Cal, the Golden State's Medicaid program, were falsely billed for more than $20 million worth of prescriptions for the costly medicines.

  • Committee approves higher pension calculations

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state pension fund committee on Tuesday approved retirement calculations for new government hires despite concerns about so-called "pension spiking" raised by Gov. Jerry Brown and local governments. The committee of the California Public Employees' Retirement System...

  • New York gives tuition break to veterans

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and making it easier for the families of service members who relocate to the state. A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday will give veterans in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities even...

  • Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of dollars that the state later had trouble repaying, federal auditors said in a report released Monday. The state's withdrawals exceeded its...

  • Unemployment rises in most US states in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. The Labor Department said Monday...



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