Marilyn Werber Serafini

Obama: Cut Medicare Spending, Don’t Harm Seniors

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Democrats must make concessions to reduce spending on Medicare and other entitlement programs, President Obama said in a news briefing Wednesday, but he tempered calls for cuts with promises not to transfer costs to seniors. However, he did not allude specifically to how he would reduce Medicare spending in the short term, and expressed his […]

Next Gray Generation (Slightly) Better Off

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As a group, the next generation of seniors will still have trouble paying for health care, but they’ll fare better than current retirees, according to a report released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Future retirees, the report said, will have slightly higher incomes, greater savings and more equity in their homes. But that doesn’t […]

70 for Medicare? Unexpected Agreement

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UPDATE 4:40 p.m.:  Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., released a proposal Tuesday to overhaul Medicare that included an increase in the eligibility age to 67. ORIGINAL POST:  Gail Wilensky and Bruce Vladeck rarely agree on anything, yet the two former Medicare administrators managed to find some common ground Tuesday in an idea […]

Fact Check: Pat Boone On The Ryan Plan

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Even as some Republicans distance themselves from the House-passed budget that would fundamentally change the Medicare program, the conservative seniors group 60 Plus’ celebrity spokesman Pat Boone is boosting the plan.