More Entitlements Articles

  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. Getting relief from a slowdown in...

  • Mike Pence is headed in wrong direction with Medicaid expansion

    Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence has proposed changing the state's Medicaid program, called the “Healthy Indiana Plan.” He says his plan doesn't expand Medicaid, but others on the Left and the Right argue that it does.

  • Q&A: What Paul Ryan thinks about Obamacare, immigration and taxes

    In an interview with the Washington Examiner last week, Ryan sounded off on 2016, talked about his priorities in Congress and discussed the surprising loss of outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a GOP primary.

  • Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, the program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030, the government said Monday. That's four...

  • Mainstream Media Scream: David Gregory hits Paul Ryan's 'sympathy'

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features NBC "Meet the Press" host David Gregory suggesting that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's new anti-poverty plan doesn't have a "lot of sympathy" for the poor.

  • Only two years until Social Security's disability fund runs out

    The Social Security disability trust fund is only two years away from exhaustion, Social Security's Board of Trustees announced Monday, while saying that Medicare's finances appear to have strengthened, thanks to slowing growth in the cost of health care.

  • Report: NYC public housing falls short

    The number of reports of multiple deficiencies in New York City's public housing units nearly doubled between 2008 and 2011 from 19 percent to 11 percent.

  • NYC pension funds at $160.5 billion

    New York City's pension funds ended the latest fiscal year with a record-high value of $160.5 billion, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Monday.

  • Fighting parasitic bureaucracies and crony capitalism

    "Pare down the parasitic fringe" of government. "Favor a gospel of work" instead of aristocratic entitlement. "Rationalize finance" and "reverse the Parkinson's law of bureaucracy."

  • Paul Ryan touts plan to tackle 'complicated' poverty problem

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on Sunday defended his new anti-poverty initiative, saying it would reform a welfare and entitlement system that "perpetuates poverty."

  • Let low-income Americans opt out of Social Security

    America is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. But as we become bogged down in our many problems, I see, unfortunately, a mentality in which we are becoming increasingly a nation of the unfree – the victim – and the timid, in how we’re approaching these challenges.

  • Unions, Chris Christie clashing again

    Gov. Chris Christie's summertime talks with residents in beach communities starting Tuesday come with a theme that has some of his biggest critics riled up anew.

  • Health officials crack down on Medicaid marketing

    Florida has banned health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid recipients as the state rolls out its massive plan to privatize its health insurance program for low-income individuals and the disabled.

  • Judge declines to add defendants to pension case

    A Superior Court judge has turned down the state's request to add municipal governments, school districts and scores of other defendants to a lawsuit that challenges the 2011 overhaul of Rhode Island's pension system.

  • Douglas County retirees lose health plan challenge

    Douglas County is not obligated to contribute the same amount to retiree health plans as it does for active employees, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled.



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