How Medicare Came into Existence

TIME said the bill—signed on July 30, 1965—created a "welfare state beyond Roosevelt's wildest dreams"

How to Get the Most from Social Security

Taking Social Security benefits at the wrong time is a common error, and it can cost thousands of dollars. Here's how to get it right.

Reform Social Security Disability

Back during the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney tried to make the argument that President Obama was soft on welfare reform. He missed the target. Welfare...