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The 'Hard To Change' Legacy Of Medicare Payments

One possible proposal in President Obama's budget would change the way Medicare patients pay for their care. It's been floated as a possible bipartisan compromise, but it's an idea with a long, controversial and unsuccessful history.

Sequester Uncertainty Surrounds Section 8 Housing Program

For agencies administering the low-income housing program, mandated federal budget cuts are forcing cutbacks on several fronts. But some of the belt tightening is yet to come.

Changes To Obama's Social Security Proposal In GOP's Court

President Obama's budget proposal will include a change in the way the government measures inflation. That would bring in some additional tax revenue, but also reduce long-term benefits for Social Security recipients. The president says he'll only agree to the change if it's coupled with higher tax revenue, but neither seniors, nor Congressional Republicans, are happy about that idea.
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President Obama's 2014 Budget Proposal

President Barack Obama's 2014 budget includes a plan to slow the growth of Social Security and other federal benefits. Join us to discuss the details of the proposal and prospects for compromise with Congress.


Searching For The Sequester In The Middle Of Ohio

It's only been about a month since across-the-board federal spending cuts kicked in, but real, tangible, quantifiable signs of the sequester are proving hard to find so far. Politically, that means — for now, at least — there's not much pressure for Congress to undo or modify it.