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Romney Narrows Gap With Obama On Medicare Issue

Posted on 10/31/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Phil Galewitz, Staff Writer, Kaiser Health News As the race for the White House has tightened, President Barack Obama has seen his advantage on several key health issues narrow significantly among likely voters, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Oct. 31. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation.) Most troublesome for Obama is that, among likely voters, GOP candidate Mitt Romney has pulled nearly even with him on which candidate would do a better job …

In the Second Presidential Debate, Scant Mention of Medicare, Social Security

Posted on 10/16/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsPresident Obama and Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger in the 2012 presidential election, met tonight for the second of three debates, but three issues of critical importance to older Americans — Medicare, Social Security and the new health care law — earned only scant mentions. The 90-minute debate, in a “town hall” format that featured questions from audience members, was on the campus of  Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., and moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley. Here are excerpts on those …

How Will the Election Change Medicaid?

Posted on 10/6/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Phil Galewitz, Staff Writer, Kaiser Health News The future of Medicaid — the state-federal workhorse of the nation’s health system that provides health coverage to the poorest and sickest Americans — hangs in the balance on Election Day. President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney have vastly different approaches to the program. Medicaid is the backbone of the 2010 health law — considered Obama’s signature legislative achievement — which, starting in 2014, expands coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans. As many as …

Obama, Romney Spar on Medicare, Medicaid and Health Care Law at First Debate

Posted on 10/4/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsPresident Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney donned their blue and red ties, respectively, and took to the stage Wednesday evening for the first presidential debate of Election 2012. With little more than a month before Election Day, it was interesting to finally see the two men come face to face. In the 90-minute televised debate broadcast from Denver, Obama and Romney covered ample issues of import to older adults, including Medicare, Medicaid, health care reform and Social Security.

Presidential Debate #1: Obama and Romney on Medicaid

Posted on 10/4/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsDebate #1 moderator Jim Lehrer devoted a segment to the national debt. The discussion turned to Medicaid. Obama on Medicaid Romney on Medicaid See also: Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on Medicare Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on the health care law Join the online discussion Election 2012 Debate Season

Presidential Debate #1: Obama and Romney on the Health Care Law

Posted on 10/4/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsDebate #1 moderator Jim Lehrer devoted a segment to the health care law. Here are some of the highlights. Romney on the health care law Obama on the health care law See also: •    Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on Medicare •    Presidential Debate #1: Obama, Romney on Medicaid •    Join the online discussion Election 2012 Debate Season