If you've ever wondered about the finances of people receiving federally funded Medicare benefits - are they wealthy, poor or somewhere in between? - a new chart provides some clues.
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.
A congressman is expressing confidence that a bill he sponsored - to fix a problem faced by many Medicare patients who are left without coverage for skilled nursing care - will pass this year.
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