Social Security http://www.kunc.org en 2 Years Added To Expected Life Of Medicare Trust Fund http://www.kunc.org/post/2-years-added-expected-life-medicare-trust-fund "The trust fund that finances Medicare's hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2026, two years beyond what was projected in last year's report," <a href="http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-Releases/2013-Press-Releases-Items/2013-05-31.html" target="_blank">the program's trustees reported Friday</a>.<p>In a statement, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gives some of the credit to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.<p>"Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we are taking important steps to improve the delivery of care f Fri, 31 May 2013 15:34:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 45117 at http://www.kunc.org Jacob & Sophia Rule Among Baby Names, Liz & Liam Are Hot http://www.kunc.org/post/jacob-sophia-rule-among-baby-names-liz-liam-are-hot If this was a contest, some might call for the name Jacob to be retired after so many wins.<p><a href="http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/babynames2012-pr.html" target="_blank">According to the Social Security Administration</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"Jacob and Sophia are repeat champions as America's most popular baby names for 2012. This is the fourteenth year in a row Jacob tops the list for boys and the second year for Sophia."<p></blockquote><p>Rounding out the top 10 lists:<p><blockquote><p><strong>Girls / Boys</strong><p>2. Emma / Mason<p>3. Isabella / Ethan<p>4. Fri, 10 May 2013 13:44:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 44110 at http://www.kunc.org What's Changed About Saving For Retirement? http://www.kunc.org/post/whats-changed-about-saving-retirement Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>We wanted to hear what younger people are thinking about when it comes to retirement and the viability of Social Security. Here's reaction from 20- and 30-somethings in Nashville, Tennessee.<p>ROD KELLY: I don't expect it to be there and I'm not planning on it to be there. I'm doing what I can right now to put into, like, IRA, you know, or Roth funds to make sure that I don't have to depend on it.<p>MORICO IRVING: It looks bleak. I'm expecting probably to be working through retirement. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:09:00 +0000 43540 at http://www.kunc.org The Ins And Outs Of Obama's Social Security Plan http://www.kunc.org/post/ins-and-outs-obamas-social-security-plan Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>One of the big issues when it comes to the debate over U.S. budget woes is entitlement reform. Earlier this month, President Barack Obama sparked controversy when he included a proposal in his budget that would slow the growth of Social Security payments. The idea was an olive branch to Republicans, who say entitlement spending must be reined in. But liberal Democrats argued, if anything, Social Security benefits should be more generous, not less. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:09:00 +0000 43547 at http://www.kunc.org Former Social Security Commissioners and Others Respond to Our Disability Story http://www.kunc.org/post/former-social-security-commissioners-and-others-respond-our-disability-story Our <a href="http://apps.npr.org/unfit-for-work/" target="_blank">series on government disability programs</a> continues to provoke debate. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:07:00 +0000 Chana Joffe-Walt 43080 at http://www.kunc.org