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House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Negotiators looking for only a small budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget a grand bargain. Reaching even a small budget deal will be a challenge when negotiators start meeting next week in an effort to salvage any kind of agreement in the aftermath […]

10/24/2013

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Geography affects what drugs seniors prescribed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where seniors live makes a difference not only in how much health care they receive but also the medications they’re prescribed — as some miss out on key treatments while others get […]

10/15/2013

From left, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. leaving the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, following a meeting with President Barack Obama regarding the budget. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

House GOP, White House seeking end to budget fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the partial government shutdown as part of a package that includes cuts in benefit programs. Senior aides […]

10/11/2013

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Under fire, ‘Obamacare’ going live – with glitches

WASHINGTON (AP) – Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama’s health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the […]

09/30/2013

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The relationship between Obamacare and Medicare

Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with Julie Schoen, legal counsel for the Council on Aging of Orange County, about the relationship between Obamacare and Medicare — and the various Medicare scams out there.

09/25/2013

Find out why women pay more for car repairs on today’s Money 101

We have the information you need to help with your finances. Today on Money 101 with Bob McCormick the conversation will include: Car expert Pam Oakes repairs cars and she explains why women pay more for car […]

09/25/2013

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., smiles as he leaves the floor of the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. The GOP-controlled House passed a bill that would prevent a government shutdown while crippling the health care law that was the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama's first term,  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP offers smaller budget cuts on debt measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are far less ambitious this week in their demands for spending cuts to erase new debt issued to pay the government’s bills than they were during a budget battle two […]

09/23/2013

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Obamacare countdown and confusion

In just two weeks, millions of Americans will begin navigating the open enrollment process to obtain health insurance offered under the Affordable Care Act. It’s a process that is certain to be overwhelming for many, […]

09/17/2013

Wallace Cunningham, left, AARP South Carolina Associate State Director for Multicultural Outreach presents a workshop on the Affordable Health Care Act on Sept. 7, 2013 in Bishopville, S.C. (AP Photo/AARP)

Exchanges create confusion for Medicare recipients

MIAMI (AP) — Dear seniors, your Medicare benefits aren’t changing under the Affordable Care Act. That’s the message federal health officials are trying to get out to some older consumers confused by overlapping enrollment periods […]

09/12/2013

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IBM moving some retirees off its health plan

(Undated) – IBM plans to move many retired workers off its health plan and give them money to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange. The move is part of a corporate trend away from providing […]

09/07/2013

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