While a new Gallup Poll finds that voters 65 and older have moved from "a reliably Democratic to a reliably Republican group" over the past two decades, voters in the next-oldest age bracket - 50 to 64 - haven't followed suit and still show an outright preference for the Democratic Party.
Time is almost up. March 31 is the last day this year for most people to sign up for health coverage made available by the Affordable Care Act. If you have started the process and encountered problems, you have until April 15 to request an extension.
As expected, President Obama's budget proposal abandoned a call to change the way annual increases in Social Security benefits are calculated and continued a call for Medicare savings.
Alzheimer's disease accounts for more U.S. health care spending than any other disease, and that share will skyrocket as the nation's population ages, experts told members of a Senate health subcommittee on Feb. 26.
Rep. John Dingell Jr. of Michigan has announced he will retire from Congress, leaving behind his record as the longest-serving Capitol Hill lawmaker in history.
Medicare patients have new help in picking a doctor, the federal government recently announced. Quality ratings for medical practices have been added to Medicare's Physician Compare website, a national list of physicians and other health care providers who accept Medicare.
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