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Immigrants contributed more than $180 billion to Medicare between 1996 and 2011. Everyone else cost it $70 billion.

The program's fiscal health is improving. Just how long that can last is still anyone's guess.

An investigation finds insurers are overcharging the health-care program for seniors.

UnitedHealth, participating in just a few exchanges this year, said it's likely to join more in 2015.

Analysts say insurers will still see payment reductions, and ACA supporters wonder why Medicare is backing down against the cuts.

They say the taxpayers aren't actually making them millionaires.

Medicare says that private insurers will see a small increase next year, instead of a cut.

The Louisiana governor contends it's possible, but he acknowledges why it's a challenge.

'Doc fix' legislation proposes to again delay cuts to safety net hospitals.

The IRS and Medicare have announced they don't care if a married couple lives in a state that recognizes that marriage. If the marriage is real, it's good enough for them.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 29, 2013
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Orrin Hatch and Marco Rubio have three amendments that could decide the fate of immigration reform (no pressure).

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 18, 2013
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Two new studies argue that the drop in the rate health care costs are rising may be a lasting success, not a one-off blip due to the weak economy.

  • Laurie McGinley
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  • Jun 18, 2013
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The official poverty measure says 9 percent of seniors are in poverty. But an arguably superior metric puts it considerably higher.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 20, 2013
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Why is Medicare shutting down one of the most promising health-care experiments in the country?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 28, 2013
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On the one hand, doing budget math is just solving arithmetic problems. On the other hand, the arithmetic problems were designed by a sadistic madman.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 11, 2013
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Washington spends most of its time fretting over the problems Social Security and Medicare could cause for the budget. But two new reports underscore the problems they might solve for the country.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 5, 2013
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The health-care theories of Republicans and Democrats have become perfectly contradictory.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 27, 2013
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You've heard -- perhaps on this very blog! -- that our long-term deficits are almost entirely driven by health-care costs. That's not quite right.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 20, 2013
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Just because the affluent live longer doesn't mean we can't raise the age for Social Security and Medicare eligibility.

One problem is Washington is that the two parties have genuine disagreements. Another problem is that they have areas of agreement that they don't always know about.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 1, 2013
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