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The National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) works to enact federal legislation to protect employer-sponsored pensions, health care benefits and keep Social Security and Medicare strong.

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       BILL KADEREIT

PRESIDENT'S FORUM

NRLN Supported Medicare Fraud Provision Becomes Law

An element of the NRLN’s Legislative Agenda to protect Medicare is to attack Medicare fraud. U.S. Representatives Peter Roskam (IL-06) and John Carney (DE-01) reintroduced on Feb. 13, 2015 the Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME) Act of 2015 (H.R. 818). At the request of the NRLN Legislative Action Planning Committee, I sent letters to the two Congressmen thanking them for introducing the bill to combat waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.

The PRIME Act was incorporated into H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which was passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by President Obama on April 16, 2015.

As a result of sending the “thank you” letter to Rep. Roskam, his staff member for Medicare issues invited me to provide a statement about the PRIME Act that was included in an April 16 press release with statements by the two Congressmen pointing out that the enactment of their bill “will strengthen these programs [Medicare and Medicaid] by eliminating vulnerabilities that expose them to fraud and improper payments.”

My quote included in the press release stated:

“The National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) applauds the enactment of H.R. 818 to bring about a disciplined and fair approach toward reducing fraud and other Medicare program abuses,” said Bill Kadereit, NRLN President. “Congressman Roskam’s bill serves as an example of how to control and lower the cost of Medicare without cutting benefits to seniors.”
Click here to read the entire press release.

The inclusion of my statement shows that Rep. Roskam appreciated the fact that the NRLN and its members believe as he does that eliminating fraud and waste in Medicare is important to helping secure the financial viability of the program.

Reducing the cost of health care has been a major part of our NRLN campaign to protect Medicare benefits. When the NRLN issues an Action Alert asking you to write to your members of Congress your letters may not always be acted on by them, but we must continue to send them because we are gaining traction and are beginning to see our issues addressed. This is one of those times.

Bill Kadereit, President
National Retiree Legislative Network


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NRLN has introduced a “report card” for each state that shows whether the U.S. Representatives and Senators have supported bills in Congress advocated by the NRLN. Read all about it here.


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Pass Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2015

Prior to a March 31 deadline Congress needs to pass the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2015 (H.R. 775 and S. 539) which would repeal the cap on Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy services and speech-language pathology services. Click here to send the NRLN’s sample letter to your Representative and Senators to communicate the urgency for passing the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2015.


Positive News for Medicare Beneficiaries

The NRLN and our grassroots advocates have been lobbying members of Congress for legislative action to eliminate Medicare’s requirement that beneficiaries must be in a hospital as an “inpatient” for three-days to be eligible for skilled nursing facility (SNF) services. Beneficiaries are often unaware that a hospital has admitted them as an “outpatient under observation” status rather than as an “inpatient”. Those admitted as an “outpatient under observation” who later receive SNF services are often surprised when they are billed for the services that Medicare will not cover.

We have some positive news. The powerful House Ways and Means committee has passed H.R. 876 the “Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act” or known as the “Notice Act”. The bill still needs to be passed by the entire House, then the Senate and signed into law by the President. Read more...


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Senate Democrats Push Back on Obama Plan to Tighten Broker Rules
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By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 21, 2015

U.S. retirement confidence soars despite grim realities
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By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 20, 2015

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Social Security number removed from Medicare cards
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GOP divided on Medicare overhaul
By Rebecca Shabad; The Hill ~ Apr 19, 2015

The ObamaCare Effect: Hospital Monopolies
By Marty Makary; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 19, 2015

GOP presidential contenders talk entitlement reform
By Eric Bradner; CNN ~ Apr 18, 2015

There May Still Be Time To Save On Health Law’s Tax Penalties
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GOP Senator Explains GOP's Biggest Fear If Obamacare Goes Down In Court
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Obama signs $200 billion 'doc fix' bill
By Jordan Fabian; The Hill ~ Apr 16, 2015

Higher Interest Rates Will Finally Reward Savers
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Abnormal 2014 For Corporate Pensions
By Timothy W. Martin; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 16, 2015

U.S. pensioners risk overestimating Social Security benefits
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Apr 16, 2015

Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact
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Opinion: Where Government Excels
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Despite 'doc fix,' some doctors still face cuts
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Obama makes new push on middle-class tax proposals
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Senate Approves a Bill on Changes to Medicare
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Obamacare's Cadillac Tax Hits the College Campus
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Patients' medical records under threat from data breaches
By Lindsey Tanner; The Associated Press ~ Apr 14, 2015

White House threatens veto of Republican estate tax repeal bill
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Christie To Propose Big Changes To Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
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Social Security is in trouble: Their Take
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U.S. Labor Department unveils retirement brokers rule
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Just One-Third Of Hospitals IT-Ready For Population Health
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Corporate Pension Funds Pile Into Bonds
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IRS declares victory on ObamaCare as filing season ends
By Bernie Becker; The Hill ~ Apr 12, 2015

Republicans seek new rules for IRS
By Jesse Byrnes; The Hill ~ Apr 11, 2015

It’s time to repeal tax on Social Security benefits
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New CMS rule would delay deadline for e-records data
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Apr 10, 2015

Medicare agency: House bill not quite a 'doc fix'
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How Much Americans Really Pay in Taxes
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Obamacare push on last chance in Montana, fading in other states
By Letitia Stein; Reuters ~ Apr 09, 2015

Gallup: Most Americans Still Unhappy With Obamacare
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Obama: Healthcare law critics make their 'last gasp' in Supreme Court
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Conservatives Push for Fully Paid 'Doc Fix' Deal
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Changes Afoot In How Employers Provide Health Coverage For Workers
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IRS funding pleas don't 'pass the laugh test,' Republican says
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Cantor: GOP plan for ObamaCare will nix mandates
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The Doc Fix Is Small Change Compared To What Will Be Needed To Fix Obamacare
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Last-minute lobbying threatens $200B Medicare package
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This Is The End For Washington’s Most Frenzied Lobbying Extravaganza
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U.S. Regulator Says 2016 Payments for Medicare Advantage to Rise
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The medical system may treat you well, but less so after you reach age 80
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More People Face Risk Of Crippling Medical Bills Under High-Deductible Plans
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Democrats Rethink Social Security Strategy
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Doc fighting changes to Medicare
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Medical expenses: Finding your way with a patient navigator
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IRS deadline extended for ObamaCare customers sent the wrong tax form
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Obamacare Pinches the Poor
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5 Things the Easter Bunny Can Teach Us About Retirement
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Half of Americans will see their standard of living fall in retirement
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Why the Medicare “Doc Fix” Bill Isn’t a Fix for the Rest of Us
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Senate Has New Deadline to Avoid Doctors' Medicare Cuts
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White House scoffs at ObamaCare ‘doomsday prophecies'
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White House's New Claim: Obamacare Helps U.S. Economy Grow
by Alex Wayne; Bloomberg ~ Apr 02, 2015

Retirees embrace ways to stay put, age in place
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Obama’s claim the Affordable Care Act was a ‘major reason’ in preventing 50,000 patient deaths
By Glenn Kessler; The Washington Post ~ Apr 01, 2015

Is This Why the IRS Is Ignoring Taxpayer Calls?
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How To Stay Relevant In Retirement
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Hatch, Grassley: Obama Admin Needs To Explain ‘Unresolved Conflicts Of Interest’ At CMS
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Americans Must Work Jan. 1 Through April 24 Just to Pay Taxes
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Supreme Court won’t hear case on Obamacare Medicare board
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New effort launched to help seniors with housing, healthcare
By Vicki Needham; The Hill ~ Mar 30, 2015

Long-term-care insurers take one hit after another
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Obamacare Exchanges Attract Few High Income Americans
By Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Mar 29, 2015

Medicare payments to doctors expire April 1
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Mar 29, 2015

Funding shortfalls put pensions in peril
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Retirement Annuities Draw More Criticism
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How Boehner, Pelosi surprised everyone with a $200 billion deal
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Mar 28, 2015

New Taxes on Affluent Pull In $23 Billion
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Ryan: GOP will have 'immediate response' for ObamaCare court ruling
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Mar 27, 2015

Feds push to inform public about ObamaCare tax breaks
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Mar 27, 2015

Senate will wait to vote on Medicare deal
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Mar 27, 2015

Senate Passes Budget, Obamacare Repeal In All-Night Session
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House passes Boehner-Pelosi Medicare deal in resounding vote
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ObamaCare under fire in ‘vote-a-rama’
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Mar 26, 2015

Higher Medicare costs planned for some seniors in 2018
By Brian Tumulty; USA TODAY ~ Mar 26, 2015

High-Deductible Plans Bring Lower Costs Now, But Will They Bring Pricey Problems?
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Report: Most Doctors Not Flooded With New, Sicker Patients Under ACA
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Patients Often Aren't Offered Minimally Invasive Surgery
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Seniors rattled by endless risk of Medicare cuts to doctors
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Obama says he's ready to sign Medicare doctor payment fix
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Social Security will barely cover your health costs
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EXCLUSIVE: Democratic Senators Beg For Another Obamacare Delay
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Half of ObamaCare subsidy recipients will owe on their taxes
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Medicare doctor pay fix prospects brighten in Congress
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Dems offer amendment to protect Social Security
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Advocates push for more multiemployer reform
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Obamacare subsidies likely expanded insurance coverage: report
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Obamacare At Five Years Old: A Disappointment
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Republicans have it half-right with ACA alternatives
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By Randi Belisomo; Reuters ~ Mar 23, 2015

The Many Costs Of Obama's Executive Amnesty
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ERISA Advisory Council to study derisking and lifetime participation
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8 Questions To Ask Before Taking A Pension Lump Sum Offer
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There's a code for that: Doctors brace for 155,000 choices to explain medical issues
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On 5th anniversary of health care law, no end to debate
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 22, 2015

Congress to Weigh a Plan to Protect Medicare Fees and Children’s Insurance
By Robert Pear; The New York Times ~ Mar 22, 2015

80,000 ObamaCare tax forms on hold
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Senate Dems say emerging Medicare deal does not pass 'test'
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Mar 21, 2015

Why Your Credit in Retirement Is More Important Than You Think
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Social Security's uncertain future
From Brenton Smith; The Hill ~ Mar 19, 2015

New report outlines changes to Obamacare done without Congressional consult
The Ripon Advance ~ Mar 20, 2015

Many Uninsured Choose Penalty Over Enrollment Offer Under Health Law
By Stephanie Armour; The Wall Street Journal ~ Mar 20, 2015

Health Law Brings No Drop In Insurance Enrollment At Work, Study Finds
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 20, 2015

White House Fires Warning Shot At Republicans On Social Security
By Sahil Kapur; Talking Points Memo ~ Mar 20, 2015

How Retirees Make The Money To Pay The Bills, Enjoy Life
By IBD Staff; Investor’s Business Daily ~ Mar 20, 2015

A 'Moral Document': GOP Again Targets Social Security, Medicare
By Richard Eskow, Huffington Post – Mar 19, 2015

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By Ann Carrns; The New York Times ~ Mar 19, 2015

Brochures for lump-sum pension offers don't tell all you need to know
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Mar 19, 2015

Rate hikes to help pensions but cool valuations
By James Saft; Reuters ~ Mar 19, 2015

How to Increase Your After-Tax Wealth in Retirement
By Wade Pfau; The Wall Street Journal ~ Mar 19, 2015

Republicans move closer to ObamaCare fallback
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Mar 18, 2015

Don’t turn back clock on seniors’ healthcare
By Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) & Scott Peters (D-CA) ; The Hill ~ Mar 18, 2015

Retirees Could Lose their 'Guaranteed' Health-Care Benefits
By Allison Schrager; Bloomberg ~ Mar 18, 2015

OVERNIGHT HEALTHCARE: Mounting opposition to Medicare deal
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Mar 17, 2015

Improper Medicare-Medicaid Payments Up 20%; $77.4B in FY14
By Terence P. Jeffrey; Cybercast News Service ~ Mar 17, 2015

House leaders work on $213B plan on doc Medicare payments
By Alan Fram & Andrew Taylor; The Associated Press ~ Mar 17, 2015

Premiums up modestly for cheapest silver plans
By Dan Cook; BenefitsPro ~ Mar 17, 2015

Funding Cliff Threatens Community Health Centers
By Kimberly Leonard ; US News & World Report ~ Mar 17, 2015

What You Need To Know About Volunteering During Retirement
From Robert Laura; Forbes ~ Mar 17, 2015

More Phony ObamaCare Numbers From The White House
Investor’s Business Daily ~ Mar 16, 2015

New Report: Health Law Has Helped Insure 16.4 Million
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 16, 2015

The Skill That Could Make Or Break Your Retirement
From Nancy Anderson; Forbes ~ Mar 16, 2015

Obamacare Led To Few Cancelled Policies After All
By Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Mar 15, 2015

Rural hospitals, beset by financial problems, struggle to survive
By Guy Gugliotta; The Washington Post ~ Mar 15, 2015

Retirement news: The week in review
By Robert Powell, MarketWatch – Mar 13, 2015

Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 14, 2015

Study: Medicare gaps cost retirees
By Brian Tumulty, USA Today; Poughkeepsie Journal ~ Mar 14, 2015

Say what? Social Security data says 6.5M in US reach age 112
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 14, 2015

Avoid A Retirement Full Of Hindsight
By Robert Laura; Forbes ~ Mar 14, 2015

Some taxpayers still waiting for corrected ObamaCare forms
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Mar 13, 2015

Members of Congress push back on Medicare Advantage cuts
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Mar 13, 2015

House leaders in talks over $200B Medicare deal
By Ayla Ellison ; Becker’s Hospital Review ~ Mar 13, 2015

Sanders wants to increase taxes to bolster Social Security
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Mar 13, 2015

Democrats Need To Compromise On Healthcare Reform
By Doug Schoen; Forbes ~ Mar 13, 2015

Healthcare spending rate up 5 percent in January, report says
By Henry Powderly; Healthcare Finance ~ Mar 13, 2015

The Trouble With Advance Directives
By Paula Span; The New York Times ~ Mar 13, 2015

Momentum building in Congress for $174 billion Medicare fix
By Peter Sullivan & Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Mar 12, 2015

Poll: America's most important problem? Government
By Kendall Breitman; Politico ~ Mar 12, 2015

'Hybrid' pensions may need new accounting rules: IASB
By Carolyn Cohn; Reuters ~ Mar 12, 2015

5 disastrous trends impacting future retirees
By Henry K. Hebeler; MarketWatch ~ Mar 12, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘When People Tell You Social Security Is Going Broke,’ Tell Them They’re Lying
By Ali Meyer; Cybercast News Service ~ Mar 12, 2015

Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 12, 2015

How Retirees Can Get More Bang From Their Bonds
By Eleanor Blayney; The Wall Street Journal ~ Mar 12, 2015

Barrasso To WH: ‘Stop Celebrating’ Unpopular Obamacare
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 11, 2015

House leaders looking for deal to halt Medicare payment cuts
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Mar 11, 2015

The End Of Employer-Provided Health Insurance
From Richard Eisenberg; Forbes ~ Mar 11, 2015

Live Long and Prosper? Insurance Might Help
By John F. Wasik; The New York Times ~ Mar 11, 2015

How to Choose a Financial Advisor
From Tania Brown; Forbes ~ Mar 11, 2015

5 Tips for Passing a Personal-Finance Stress Test
By Liz Moyer; The Wall Street Journal ~ Mar 11, 2015

Is it Too Late for Tax Planning for 2014?
From Bonnie Lee; Fox Business ~ Mar 10, 2015

Obamacare's Good News Only Tells Half the Story
By Megan McArdle; Bloomberg View ~ Mar 10, 2015

7.7M ObamaCare customers qualify for subsidies in 2015
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Mar 10, 2015

USDA Boasts: 1 in 4 Americans 'Rely' on Federal Food Assistance
By Penny Starr; Cybercast News Service ~ Mar 10, 2015

Pension lump-sum offers don’t tell retirees enough: study
By Glenn Ruffenach; MarketWatch ~ Mar 10, 2015

Opinion: Don't Blame Canada (for Cheap Drugs)
The Editors, Bloomberg View – Mar 5, 2015

ObamaCare Sticker Shock: 2016 Premiums To Spike 8.5%
By Jed Graham; Investor’s Business Daily ~ Mar 09, 2015

CBO: Slowing costs reduce price of health care overhaul
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 09, 2015

How new changes by credit-reporting firms may affect you
By Michelle Chapman & Alex Veiga; The Associated Press ~ Mar 09, 2015

Creating Your Own Retirement Community
From Beth Baker; Forbes ~ Mar 09, 2015

AP Analysis: 5 reasons why health overhaul drama plays on
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 08, 2015

Federal health records program leaves some medical professionals out of loop
By Lisa Gillespie; The Washington Post ~ Mar 08, 2015

How To Get Hired For A Part Time Job In Retirement
By Robert Laura ; Forbes ~ Mar 08, 2015

Study: No Shortage Of Free-Market Alternatives To Obamacare
By Peter Fricke; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 06, 2015

GOP braces for ObamaCare win
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Mar 07, 2015

What precision medicine can learn from Obamacare
By Sreedhar Potarazu; The Hill ~ Mar 06, 2015

How Obamacare fails the poor and middle class
By Scott W. Atlas; CNN ~ Mar 04, 2015

How We Spend Our Health Care Dollars As We Age
By Howard Gleckman ; Forbes ~ Mar 06, 2015

Retirement in a Community. But Which One?
By Harriet Edleson; The New York Times ~ Mar 06, 2015

7 Financial Scams that Target Seniors
From Bankrate.com; Fox Business ~ Mar 06, 2015

Justice Scalia boosts Republican hopes in ObamaCare challenge
The Hill ~ Mar 05, 2015

Did John Roberts Tip His Hand?
By Jeffrey Toobin; The New Yorker ~ Mar 04, 2015

GOP bill would replace ObamaCare subsidies for 18 months
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Mar 05, 2015

Pension funding up, but still way short
By Lawrence Delevingne; CNBC ~ Mar 05, 2015

Roberts, Obamacare's savior in 2012, seems inscrutable this time
By Joan Biskupic; Reuters ~ Mar 04, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge
By Lawrence Hurley; Reuters ~ Mar 04, 2015

Share of consumer spending on health care hits another record
By Jeffry Bartash; MarketWatch ~ Mar 04, 2015

The Surprising Amount Retirees Pull Out of Savings
By Richard Eisenberg; Next Avenue ~ Mar 04, 2015

States Want To Cut Taxes Even More on Pensions. Bad Ideas Never Die.
From Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Mar 04, 2015

Democrats launch tax offensive
By Alexander Bolton; The Hill ~ Mar 04, 2015

Americans Aren’t Saving Enough for Retirement, but One Change Could Help
By Eduardo Porter; The New York Times ~ Mar 04, 2015

Cruz unveils ObamaCare alternative
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Mar 03, 2015

Insurers’ Biggest Fear: A Health-Law Death Spiral
By Anna Wilde Mathews; The Wall Street Journal ~ Mar 03, 2015

Obamacare case: All eyes on 2 justices
By Jennifer Haberkorn & Josh Gerstein; Politico ~ Mar 03, 2015

Americans Are Feeling a Little Better About Their Retirement Crisis
By Suzanne Woolley; Bloomberg ~ Mar 03, 2015

Obama not preparing healthcare backup plan for court
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Mar 02, 2015

King v. Burwell: The Right(s) response
By Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), MD; The Hill ~ Mar 02, 2015

Is Supreme Court's chief justice ready to take down ObamaCare?
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Mar 01, 2015

Hospital Profits Soar As Obamacare Prescribes More Paying Patients
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Mar 01, 2015

GOP senators pledge help if court bars health law subsidies
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Mar 01, 2015

GOP fears grow over ObamaCare challenge
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Mar 01, 2015


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