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Despite good news, benefit programs face long-term problems

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, center,  speaks at a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, to discuss the release of the annual Trustees Reports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, center, speaks at a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, to discuss the release of the annual Trustees Reports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

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New Medicare Program Would Protect Taxpayers

A bill has been introduced that would strengthen the Medicare program and protect taxpayer dollars.

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A U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday, May 30, in favor of Denee Mallon, above, a 74-year-old Army veteran, whose request to have Medicare pay for her genital reconstruction was denied two years ago. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz)
A U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday, May 30, in favor of Denee Mallon, above, a 74-year-old Army veteran, whose request to have Medicare pay for her genital reconstruction was denied two years ago. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz)
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Medicare Coverage Ban on Sex-change Surgery Lifted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures as a medically necessary and effective treatment for individuals who do not identify with their biological sex.

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NJ Delays Changes to Home Health Care Payments

A revamp of programs to make it easier for elderly New Jersey residents to get help paying for home health care has been delayed until summer.

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Flickr User Magic Madzik
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Prescription Drug Bill Aimed at Preventing Illegal Access [AUDIO]

Flanked by drug addiction prevention advocates and pharmacy representatives on Thursday, a New Jersey Congressman introduces a new bill aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse.

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Trustees: Medicare Trust Fund Exhausted in 2026

The government said Friday that Medicare's giant hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than projected last year, while the date that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund remained unchanged at 2033.

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Medicare Hike Could Hit Some in Middle Class

President Barack Obama's recently released budget proposes raising Medicare premiums for individual retirees making more than $85,000 and couples making more than $170,000.

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White House: Obama Opposes Higher Age For Medicare

The White House says President Barack Obama opposes raising the eligibility age for Medicare, an idea he once was willing to consider in budget negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner.

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Premium Hikes Coming for Top Medicare Prescription Plans, Report Shows

Millions of seniors enrolled in some of the most popular Medicare prescription drug plans face double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, says a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.

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