Rep. Paul Ryan

Providers warn that block grants would hinder state Medicaid budgets


A prominent long-term care group is joining several Republican governors in saying that that block grants wouldn't work for their state Medicaid budgets.

Response to bipartisan Medicare overhaul falls along party lines

A Medicare reform proposal touted as a "premium support" plan has drawn criticism from the White House, other Democrats and Medicare advocates.

Senate Aging Committee Chair Herb Kohl announces his retirement

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging for the last four years, announced his retirement Friday.

House budget leader talks Medicaid and Medicare reform

House budget leader talks Medicaid and Medicare reform

When President Obama released his proposed FY 2012 budget this week, he said entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are driving U.S. debt, but his proposal lacked specifics about how to tackle reforming them.