President Obama has said he is willing to work with the GOP on federally funded programs. Obama says he is open to discussion on how to handle Social Security and Medicare.
President Barack Obama says he’s willing to work with Republicans to make changes to entitlement programs, like Social Security and Medicare, that threaten the nation’s fiscal health.
The budget Obama sent to Congress Monday ignores the view of his own deficit commission, which said that entitlement programs must be slashed.
Obama says he will have discussions on entitlements with lawmakers in the next few months.
Obama says he’s confident changes can be made quickly on Social Security in order to avoid slashing payments and making the program stable for this generation and the next. But he says making changes to Medicare and Medicaid will be more difficult, and said both parties must show they’re serious about tackling the… continue reading
Senate Republicans are asking President Obama to withdraw Dr. Donald Berwick as Medicare administrator. This is part of the Republicans’ effort to repeal the health care law by the President.
Republicans stymied in their efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law are taking a new tack: going after the official in charge of carrying it out.
Forty-two Republican senators have written Obama asking him to withdraw the nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick as Medicare administrator. That job carries major responsibilities under the health care overhaul, like setting up new insurance markets.
Republicans would need only 40 votes to block Berwick’s confirmation, and the letter signals they have more than enough.
Berwick, a pediatrician, is a well-known medical innovator. But Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah says Berwick lacks experience in insurance regulation and his past statements praising the British health care system mark him… continue reading