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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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Midterm Results Show Health Is Important To Voters But No Magic Bullet

In taking over the House, Democrats are unlikely to be able to advance many initiatives when it comes to health policy, given the GOP’s control of the Senate and White House.

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Do you think Social Security benefits are too generous?

A political debate is raging among policy experts, economists and actuaries about the most important measure of Social Security benefit adequacy: just how much pre-retirement income is replaced.

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Obama Social Security proposal panned in Mass.

BOSTON — Republicans and Democrats in Massachusetts are faulting President Barack Obama for proposing changes that would trim Social Security and Medicare benefits. The changes, included in a federal budget plan released by the president Wednesday, would switch the way the government calculates annual cost-of-living adjustments for recipients of Social Security and other government benefit […]

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Democrats against trimming benefits

By Andrew Taylor
 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s re-election has stiffened the spine of Democrats against cutting popular benefit programs such as those providing health care coverage and retirement benefits to the elderly. Their new resolve could become as big a hurdle to a deal that would skirt crippling tax increases and spending cuts in […]

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Supercommittee offers up cuts to Medicare

By David Espo  WASHINGTON — Republicans on Congress’ deficit-reduction supercommittee outlined a plan Wednesday that includes spending cuts but none of the increases in tax revenue sought by Democrats, completing an initial exchange of offers that left the two sides far apart despite weeks of secret talks. Officials also said a Democratic proposal on Tuesday […]

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