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House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., talks about jobs and the economy as the House of Representatives returns to work from its winter break, at the Capitol in Washington, Wed., Jan. 18, 2012.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

New Bill Could Make Social Security Better For Everyone

The bill includes a tax cut for middle-income seniors and other beneficiaries who are currently required to pay federal income tax on their benefits, and gradually increases the contributions (FICA) of workers and their employers.

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Could Social Security Actually Get A Benefit Expansion?

The idea that Social Security benefits should be expanded, not cut, is going mainstream.

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Ideas To Curb Surprise Medical Bills has Bipartisan Push

Surrounded by patients who told horror stories of being stuck with hefty bills, President Donald Trump recently waded into a widespread health care problem for which almost everyone is at risk: surprise medical billing.

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Would A Higher Social Security Retirement Age Hurt Retirees?

Is it time to raise the Social Security retirement age? The idea crops up often as a partial fix for the long-term financial challenges facing the program.

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Fixing Social Security Starts With Us Voters

Every year the people who depend upon Social Security can count on two things: the program’s trustees will release a report showing a continued deterioration in its finances, and the pundits will castigate politicians for not doing anything about it.

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Buried In The Budget Bill Are Belated Gifts For Some Health Care Providers

Buried deep in the 652-page legislation was a repeal of a limit on Medicare coverage of physical and occupational therapy.

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