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(This column appears in the summer issue of the NRLN FOCUS newsletter.)


NRLN’s ‘Grand Bargain’ Proposal to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Officials in President Trump’s administration announced on April 26, 2017 a proposal for what they touted as “the biggest tax cut” in the history of the United States. Among the tax reforms proposed to Congress for legislation is a corporate tax rate cut from 35% to 15%, a 20% reduction.

The proposal to reduce the corporate tax rate started me working on a proposal that in the past would have been referred to as a Congressional “Grand Bargain”. An NRLN proposal to tie tax reform to a bigger plan that would preserve Social Security and Medicare was presented to key House and Senate committees and other D.C. based national advocacy organizations by Alyson Parker, NRLN Executive Director, and I during the first week of June. We are in the process of getting an appointment with Treasury Department.

There is not a way to briefly summarize the proposal in a few words. I urge you to read this entire column in order to understand the proposals importance to financially securing Social Security and Medicare. Also, read Alyson’s “A View from Washington” column to gain insight into scheduling the meetings, general reaction to the proposal and our arguments we made as to why now is the time to take action to preserve these programs for current participants and for our children and grandchildren.

Why Social Security and Medicare Are At Risk

Before I get into the specifics of the proposal, I want to shed some light on why Social Security and Medicare are at risk. The Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report data is published annually and covers both Social Security and Medicare in separate reports.

The Social Security data is published as the Old-Age Survivors and Disability Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance (OASDI). There are two trusts; the Old-Age Survivors Insurance (OASI) trust and the smaller Disability Insurance (DI) trust. The 2017 Trustees Report covers plan year 2016 and reported that OASI held $2.8 trillion in reserves at the end of 2016. There has been a surplus of funds since 1982 and a surplus is projected through 2019. However, by 2020 Social Security begins paying out more than is coming in annually from the current 6.2% of payroll tax paid by employees on up to $127,200 in earnings and the 6.2% matched by employers. By 2034, the Social Security Trust Fund reserve is expected to be completely depleted. After this point, the incoming tax revenue will only be enough to cover about three-fourths of promised benefits.

Medicare Program data is published as the Medicare Board of Trustees Report that reports on the Hospital Insurance Trust (HI) or Medicare A and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund (SMI) which includes Medicare B and D plans. Medicare C is a separate alternative to Part A and Part B, Medicare Advantage and is private coverage.

Medicare’s coverage for Part B, physician and outpatient costs, and Part D, prescription drugs, are funded through enrollee premiums and general government revenues, which each year are set high enough to cover costs. However, Medicare’s Part A, hospital insurance, is under financial stress. Social Security and Medicare Trustees reported in 2017 that the trust fund providing Part A revenue would be sufficient to cover its costs through 2028. At that point, payroll taxes and other revenue would only be enough to pay 87% of Part A benefits.

Speaker Ryan Still Working to Privatize Medicare

Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, and his followers are working to convince the President to support privatizing Medicare, to pay insurance companies subsidies as incentives to make privatization work. This is called “Premium Support”. On two recent occasions, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that “Premium Support” would save little, if any, money compared with traditional Medicare.

Congress Has Kicked the Can Down the Road

How did we get here? Actuaries proposed the funding needed to support Social Security and Medicare over the years. They analyzed changes in birth rates, mortality rates, population growth, inflation, cost changes etc. and made a funding recommendation every year. However, actuaries have been ignored by Congress when they proposed raising payroll taxes by 0.5% or any amount back when this amount would have solved the shortfall problem. Members of Congress kicked the can down the road, ignoring funding obligation year after year because they feared a tax increase would cause them to lose elections. And thus, they dug a big swamp hole. It’s taken more than 30 years of poor congressional judgment to create the problems facing Social Security and Medicare and many of the culprits are still on Capitol Hill.

Population Over Age 65 Is Growing

The 2010 U.S. Census projected a 322 million population with 47.8 million of these to be over age 65 by 2015. It was projected that the number of Americans over age 65 will grow by 32 million, or 66%, from 2015 to 2035. In 2015, there were 80 million Baby Boomers, the generation of Americans born starting in 1943 and ending in 1965. There will be just 55 million Baby Boomers in 2035 and 9 million in 2050. Americans age 65 and over grow from 48 million in 2015 to 93 million by 2050, and to 98 million by 2060 - up over 100% from 2015. This is an inevitable American economic and social crisis!

Is the situation to preserve Social Security and Medicare insurmountable? No, not if Congress will listen to reason and pass the NRLN’s “Grand Bargain” proposal.

The 2017 actuaries’ analysis as reported in the 2017 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report says that an equivalent of 2.83% for Social Security and 0.64% for Medicare in added payroll tax starting in 2017 fills the 75-year deficit gap, it solves the problem and secures both programs to 2090 and beyond, well beyond the addition of the 50 million more over age 65.

NRLN’s ‘Grand Bargain’ Proposal

The NRLN will be using a members’ petition to President Trump and letters to Congressional leaders to try to fashion a “Grand Bargain” that would take Social Security and Medicare off the table for 75 years. I believe that U.S. corporations, unions, retiree advocate organization and all retirees (seniors) would view such a deal as a win / win for them and their successors. I think most Americans would strongly encourage Congress to make it possible to set aside obstructive politics so that legislation could be passed to enable a “Grand Bargain” -- a bi-partisan win for the U.S.

As noted above, the Medicare 75-year actuarial deficit is 0.64% and the Social Security 75-year actuarial deficit is 2.83%. Actuaries say that if the tax on taxable payroll is increased by 3.47% starting in 2017 and left in place thereafter Social Security and Medicare would be rescued from certain political annihilation and the promises made by the creators of these programs will be kept sacred.

The 2017 Trustees Report for Social Security OASI and DI shows 2016 Non-Interest Income of $869 billion. An additional 2.83% would increase income by $24.6 billion. The Medicare HI and SMI Part B 2016 Non-Interest Income was $700 billion, adding 0.64% would increase income by $4.5 billion. In total, 3.47% would raise non-interest income by $29.1 billion. The Trustees Report showed that Payroll Taxes were paid by 171 million taxpayer workers. Dividing $29.1 billion by 171 million tells us that taxpayer would pay an added $170 in 2017.

NRLN proposes negotiating a “Grand Bargain” that uses the tax reform opportunity to fix Medicare and Social Security that is simple and would accomplish the funding of the deficit gaps for both programs. Our proposal is:
-- Individuals - Increase tax by no higher than 0.5% (expect net savings after tax restructure).
-- Raise or eliminate the Taxable Maximum Earnings Limit - raise to no lower than $300,000.
-- Corporate and small businesses: Increase payroll taxes to a level that insures meeting the 3.47% deficit requirement (expect large net savings after tax restructure).
-- Declare war of the cost of health care beyond elimination of fraud, waste and misuse; Congress and Federal Agencies must implement importation of safe and lower priced prescription drugs and allow Medicare competitive bidding for drugs and all other available health care goods and services purchased.

Your Support Is Needed

We believe the payroll tax and the maximum earnings limit tools are transparent and are best understood by most Americans, an important element to consider in trust building for a Congress with a 20% approval rating.

As tax reform legislation begins to take shape in Congress, we will need to call on you, our grassroots advocates, to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill so that retirees are not forgotten in the process.

These are not normal times in America. It is time for members of Congress to recommit to keeping America’s promises to today’s retirees and future generations who will need Social Security and Medicare for their wellbeing during their retirement years.

Bill Kadereit, President
National Retiree Legislative Network

ACTION ALERTMr. President: Push Legislation, Not Executive Order on Drug Costs

President Trump may issue an Executive Order to address the cost of prescription drugs rather than push Congress to pass legislation fulfilling his promises to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices and allow the importation of safe, lower cost drugs. Send the NRLN’s sample letter to President Trump to urge him not to issue an Executive Order but work to get legislation passed to reduce the cost of prescription drugs.


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IN THE NEWS...

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2 GOP heavyweights brawl over Obamacare bill
By Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Sep 17, 2017

Take Two: Inside Bill Cassidy's Plan To Replace Obamacare
By Avik Roy; Forbes ~ Sep 17, 2017

CBO: In 2018 Obamacare Premiums Projected to Increase 15%
Number of uninsured expected to rise due to higher premiums

By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Sep 17, 2017

Opinion: Dems force 'Medicare for All' on Americans but exempt themselves
From Merrill Matthews; The Hill ~ Sep 17, 2017

Savvy Senior: How to Find a Better Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
From Jim Miller; Richmond Times-Dispatch ~ Sep 16, 2017

How 3-D Printing Is Changing Health Care
By Aili McConnon; The Wall Street Journal ~ Sep 12, 2017

Your social security number is precious — and not everyone who asks needs it
By Steven Petrow; USA TODAY ~ Sep 16, 2017

GOP sees fresh opening with Dems’ single payer embrace
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Sep 16, 2017

Trump wanted to hurt the Obamacare markets. The CBO says he's a success.
By Sam Petulla; CNN ~ Sep 15, 2017

63 Counties Projected to Have No Obamacare Insurer in 2018
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Sep 16, 2017

Financial help for retirees with cognitive impairment or dementia
By Robert Powell; USA TODAY ~ Sep 16, 2017

Two top Equifax executives to retire
By Dow Jones Newswires; Fox Business ~ Sep 15, 2017

To make their tax plan work, Republicans eye a favorite blue-state break
By Mike DeBonis; The Washington Post ~ Sep 16, 2017

Healthcare still tops voters' to-do lists, poll shows
By Eric DuVall; United Press International ~ Sep 16, 2017

Democrats Follow Bernie Sanders Off a Cliff
By Matthew Continetti; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Sep 15, 2017

Column: Bernie Sanders' Medicare for all is a delusional promise
From Steve Chapman; Chicago Tribune ~ Sep 15, 2017

GOP Only 2 Votes Away From Replacing Obamacare
By Robert Donachie The Daily Caller ~ Sep 15, 2017

5 Obamacare Changes States Want, Ranked From Most to Least Likely to Pass
By Mattie Quinn; Governing ~ Sep 15, 2017

Three ways to do health-care reform
By Jennifer Rubin; The Washington Post ~ Sep 15, 2017

Tap your retirement plan for a disaster? Usually other options are better
From Russ Wiles, TR; USA TODAY ~ Sep 15, 2017

You Could Be Overspending With Credit Cards. Yes, You
From Claire Tsosie; Forbes ~ Sep 15, 2017

Pay Attention to the Small Details When Dealing with Long-Term Care Insurers
Elder Law Answers ~ Sep 15, 2017

Opinion: Bernie Sanders' single-payer healthcare plan is a joke
by Philip Klein; The Washington Examiner ~ Sep 14, 2017

What Is Single Payer? Why Now? And More Questions About Sanders’ New Bill Answered
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Sep 14, 2017

AP FACT CHECK: Single-payer sounds best when it sounds free
By Calvin Woodward & Emily Swanson; The Associated Press ~ Sep 14, 2017

Senator asks for CBO score of Sanders's single-payer bill
By Rachel Roubein; The Hill ~ Sep 14, 2017

Some Democrats Willing to Replace Obamacare’s Individual Mandate
By Jon Reid; Morning Consult ~ Sep 14, 2017

Unveiled Health Care Bills Show Just How Far Apart Parties Are Despite Ongoing Bipartisan Efforts
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Sep 14, 201

Analysts see Trump threats to insurers boosting premiums
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Sep 14, 2017

FDA chief: Boosting competition is key to tackling drug prices
By Dan Diamond; Politico ~ Sep 14, 2017

AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors
By Lauran Neergaard; The Associated Press ~ Sep 14, 2017

Opponents of shifting to Roth plans speak up in Senate
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Sep 14, 2017

Projected 2018 Tax Rates, Brackets, Standard Deduction Amounts And More
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Sep 14, 2017

The big lie in Bernie Sanders' Medicare bill
By Tom Rogan; The Washington Examiner ~ Sep 13, 2017

Illegal Immigrants Will Receive Free Health Care Under Bernie’s Single Payer Bill
By Jack Crowe; The Daily Caller ~ Sep 13, 2017

As Sanders Preps ‘Medicare For All’ Plan, Some Dems Scramble To Back It While Others Keep Distance
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Sep 13, 2017

Expert Warns Lawmakers: Obamacare Is in Partial Actuarial Death Spiral
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Sep 13, 2017

To Fix Or To Gut? That Is The Question For Senate Republicans
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Sep 13, 2017

Could Changing Your Social Security Number Protect You From Equifax-Related Fraud?
Consumer Reports ~ Sep 13, 2017

GOP Rolls Out ‘Last-Ditch’ Bill To Repeal Obamacare
By Robert Donachie ; The Daily Caller ~ Sep 13, 2017

Trump says tax hike on rich possible as he steps up talks with Democrats

Retirement Account Withdrawal Rules Loosened For Hurricane Irma Victims
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Sep 13, 2017

Pelosi Clings To Obamacare As Dem 2020 Hopefuls Shift Toward Single Payer
By Jack Crowe ; The Daily Caller ~ Sep 12, 2017

Democrats are rushing to embrace single payer. Can it be a political winner?
From Paul Waldman; The Washington Post ~ Sep 12, 2017

Key U.S. senators want answers on Equifax's massive cyberbreach
By Kevin McCoy; USA TODAY ~ Sep 12, 2017

Dividends Are No Longer Sexy...Which Is Why You Should Be Interested In Them
From Rob Isbitts; Forbes ~ Sep 12, 2017

Freedom Caucus Leader Offers Tepid Support For Graham And Cassidy’s Obamacare Replacement
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Sep 11, 2017

It's time to reform accessibility to prescription drugs
By B. Douglas Hoey; The Hill ~ Sep 11, 2017

GOP fears House retirements could set off a wave
By Ben Kamisar & Cristina Marcos; The Hill ~ Sep 10, 2017

Has Equifax Just Jeopardized Your and 143 Million Other Americans' Social Security Benefits?
From Laurence Kotlikoff; Forbes ~ Sep 10, 2017

Obstacles await senators' bipartisan push to stabilize Obamacare
By Michael Collins ; USA TODAY ~ Sep 08, 2017

24.8 Million Americans Are Enrolled in High–Deductible Insurance Plans
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Sep 09, 2017

How to prevent fake financial news from wrecking your retirement
By Robert Powell; USA TODAY ~ Sep 09, 2017

5 things to do right now if you're worried about the Equifax hack
By Katie Lobosco; CNNMoney ~ Sep 09, 2017

Opinion: Quality Affordable Health Care Is Within Our Reach
From Annette Guarisco Fildes & David Lansky; Morning Consult ~ Sep 08, 2017

Sanders to unveil 'Medicare for all' bill on Wednesday
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Sep 08, 2017

Most Republicans Throwing Cold Water On Last-Ditch Plan To Gut Health Law
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Sep 08, 2017

GOP lawmakers furious after DOJ declines to prosecute ex-IRS official Lois Lerner
By John Bowden; The Hill ~ Sep 08, 2017

Democratic Governor Says Americans Have a Right to Be Angry With Obamacare
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Sep 07, 2017

The One Thing Businesses Want From This Week's Senate Health Care Hearings
From Leah Binder; Forbes ~ Sep 07, 2017

GOP Senators to Try Again With Alternate Obamacare Replacement
By Laura Litvan & Steven T. Dennis; Bloomberg ~ Sep 07, 2017

When It Comes to the Drug Pricing Debate, Talk Is Cheap
From Chrystine Zacherau & April Claassen; Morning Consult ~ Sep 07, 2017

Equifax says hack potentially exposed details of 143 million consumers
By Yashaswini Swamynathan; Reuters ~ Sep 07, 2017

10 Times to Never, Ever Use Your Credit Card for Payment
By Jenn Sinrich; Reader’s Digest ~ Fall 2017

McCain Throws Support Behind Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Effort
By Matt Shuham; Talking Points Memo ~ Sep 06, 2017

Health-Care Industry Asks Senate For Two Years Of Obamacare Subsidies
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Sep 06, 2017

Insurance Regulators Condemn Trump Sabotage of Obamacare, Call For Help
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Sep 06, 2017

Insurance Commissioners Say Obamacare’s Individual Market Near Collapse, Not Sustainable
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Sep 06, 2017

Bipartisan group of lawmakers prioritize health care, tax reform on fall agenda
By Cristina Marcos; The Hill ~ Sep 06, 2017

Top senator sees both parties blamed if no health compromise
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Sep 06, 2017

How to talk to your family about your estate plan
By Paul A. Merriman; MarketWatch ~ Sep 06, 2017

Opinion: Save Us From The Health Care Reformers: They're The Problem, Not The Solution
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Sep 05, 2017

The Real Reason the U.S. Has Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
By Aaron E. Carroll; The New York Times ~ Sep 05, 2017

Opinion: Puncturing the Happy-Talk Illusion of a Balanced Budget
By Walter Shapiro; Roll Call ~ Sep 05, 2017

What To Do With An Old 401(k)
From Joel Johnson; Forbes ~ Sep 05, 2017

Opinion: The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Social Contract With Patients
From Joanna Shepherd; Morning Consult ~ Sep 05, 2017

Debt-ceiling dilemma: Who gets paid first, U.S. debtholders or Social Security
By Ethan Wolff-Mann; Yahoo Finance ~ Sep 05, 2017

Opinion: Save Us From The Health Care Reformers: They're The Problem, Not The Solution
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Sep 05, 2017

The Real Reason the U.S. Has Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
By Aaron E. Carroll; The New York Times ~ Sep 05, 2017

Opinion: Puncturing the Happy-Talk Illusion of a Balanced Budget
By Walter Shapiro; Roll Call ~ Sep 05, 2017

What To Do With An Old 401(k)
From Joel Johnson; Forbes ~ Sep 05, 2017

Opinion: The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Social Contract With Patients
From Joanna Shepherd; Morning Consult ~ Sep 05, 2017

Debt-ceiling dilemma: Who gets paid first, U.S. debtholders or Social Security
By Ethan Wolff-Mann; Yahoo Finance ~ Sep 05, 2017

ObamaCare advocates: Hole too deep to make up outreach cuts
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Sep 04, 2017

Millions who buy health insurance brace for sharp increases
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Sep 04, 2017

Unpaid Medical Bills Rise As Congress Weighs Obamacare Fix
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Sep 04, 2017

Trump vows to 'dramatically reduce income taxes'
The Associated Press ~ Sep 04, 2017

Trump, Congress face packed September agenda
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Sep 04, 2017

Trump Administration to Base Obamacare2 Navigator Funding on Performance
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Sep 03, 017

Editorial: One small step for Obamacare
By Editorial Board; The Washington Post ~ Sep 02, 2017

Frustration mounts over premiums for individual health plans
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Sep 03, 2017

Don’t delay fixing Social Security and Medicare
By The Editorial Board; Newsday ~ Sep 02, 2017

Breaking Ranks: Dems Target One of Their Own for Supporting Tax Reform
By Kathryn Blackhurst; LifeZette ~ Sep 02, 2017

Ex-Medicare chief promotes ObamaCare enrollment on Twitter after Trump cuts outreach funding
By Brandon Carter; The Hill ~ Sep 02, 2017

How Social Security Invests Its $2.9 Trillion in Excess Cash
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ Sep 02, 2017

Powell: How to manage the risk of inflation in retirement
By Robert Powell; USA TODAY ~ Sep 02, 2017

Senate rulemaker: Fast-track for ObamaCare repeal ends this month
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Sep 01, 2017

Alexander sets ambitious timetable for Obamacare fixes
By Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Sep 01, 2017

Obamacare navigators in 'financial limbo hell' as grants expire
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Sep 01, 2017

Medicare for all is the only health care proposal that meets Trump's standards
From Dr. Carol Paris; USA TODAY ~ Sep 01, 2017

US doctors should realize the nightmares inherent to single-payer
From Deane Waldman; The Hill ~ Sep 01, 2017

Here are the rich who could see higher taxes under Trump
By Robert Frank; CNBC ~ Sep 01, 2017

Reverse Mortgages Will Soon Be Less Attractive
From Richard Eisenberg; Forbes ~ Sep 01, 2017

Trump cuts Obamacare ad budget by 90 percent
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Aug 31, 2017

Governors Offer Their Plan to Fix Obamacare. Will Congress Listen?
By Mattie Quinn; Governing ~ Aug 31, 2017

Will Trump’s HHS Uphold And Promote Obamacare? They’re Not Saying
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Aug 31, 2017

Administration Official Is Unsure If Individuals Will Sign Up For Obamacare
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Aug 31, 2017

Wells Fargo: Nearly twice as many potentially fake accounts than originally thought
By Sylvan Lane; The Hill ~ Aug 31, 2017

Trump’s ‘American model’ for tax cuts encourages Republicans, unites Democrats in opposition
By Dave Boyer; The Washington Times ~ Aug 30, 2017

Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut Push Exposes Fractures Among Democrats
By Ryan Rainey; Morning Consult ~ Aug 31, 2017

FDA Recalls 465,000 Pacemakers on Hacking Fears
By Chris Morris; Fortune ~ Aug 31, 2017

The GOP is looking for ways to pay for tax cuts. Your 401(k) may bear the cost.
From Thomas Heath; The Washington Post ~ Aug 31, 2017

The Health 202: Trump says Obamacare will implode. But his administration isn't necessarily hurting it.
By Paige Winfield Cunningham; The Washington Post ~ Aug 30, 2017

5 Outside-The-Box Ideas For Fixing The Individual Insurance Market
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 30, 2017

Medigap Plan F Versus Plan G: What's The Difference?
From Danielle Kunkle; Forbes ~ Aug 30, 2017

BLS: Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food and Clothing Combined
By Terence P. Jeffrey; Cybercast News Service ~ Aug 30, 2017

Trump's broad strokes on tax reform leave heavy lift for Congress
By Bernie Becker & Rachael Bade; Politico ~ Aug 30, 2017

Trump says tax overhaul will 'bring back Main Street'
By Catherine Lucey & Josh Boak; The Associated Press ~ Aug 30, 2017

Retirement's Biggest Disconnect: Your Health
From Robert Laura; Forbes ~ Aug 30, 2017

Throw them out: Congressional leaders of both parties fail voters
From Neil Baron; The Hill ~ Aug 30, 2017

The Health 202: Democrats defending Obamacare are left with this one option
By Paige Winfield Cunningham; The Washington Post ~ Aug 29, 2017

The Obamacare death spiral is quietly getting much worse
From Justin Haskins; The Washington Examiner ~ Aug 29, 2017

New Study Gives Hope To Sleep Apnea Sufferers Who Can't Tolerate CPAP
From Robin Seaton Jefferson; Forbes ~ Aug 29, 2017

OIG audit: Abuse in nursing homes often goes unreported to police, despite federal law
By Paige Minemyer; FierceHealthcare ~ Aug 29, 2017

Medicare to foot the bill for treadmill therapy for leg pain
By Carla K. Johnson; The Associated Press ~ Aug 29, 2017

15 Events That Could Trigger The Next Recession
From John Mauldin; Forbes ~ Aug 29, 2017

12 Facts the Social Security Administration Wants You to Know
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ Aug 28, 2017

Congress, keep hands off employer sponsored plans in healthcare fights
From James Gelfand; The Hill ~ Aug 29, 2017

Why the US Spends More Per Person on Prescription Drugs Than Other Countries
By Yuval Rosenberg; The Fiscal Times ~ Aug 29, 2017

OMB approves delay of fiduciary rule to mid-2019
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Aug 29, 2017

About 114 Multiemployer Pensions in Deep Trouble
By Ari Ashe; Transport Topics ~ Aug 29, 2017

Outside Of The Noise’ Of Health Law Debate, Insurers Are Actually Beginning To Prosper
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 28, 2017

Trump’s Threats on Health Law Hide an Upside: Gains Made by Some Insurers
By Reed Abelson; The New York Times ~ Aug 28, 2017

Opinion: We might end up with single-payer healthcare, whether we like it or not
From Merrill Matthews; The Hill ~ Aug 28, 2017

Conservative group hoping for 'perp walks' after breakthrough in IRS lawsuit
By Melissa Quinn; The Washington Examiner ~ Aug 27, 2017

Why Medicare and Medicaid Can Outmatch Private Plans on Cost
From Austin Frakt; The New York Times ~ Aug 28, 2017

Trump’s Pivot to Taxes Is Fraught With ‘Pitfalls Everywhere’
By Sahil Kapur; Bloomberg ~ Aug 28, 2017

The Scariest Obamacare Statistic Yet
A staggering number of consumers may have few plans to choose from in 2018 if they're enrolled in Obamacare.

By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ Aug 27, 2017

Employer Plans Join Obamacare In Narrowing Doctor Networks For 2018
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Aug 27, 2017

The Key Ingredient of Great Healthcare Delivery Remains Unchanged: It's the People
From Sachin H. Jain; Forbes ~ Aug 27, 2017

A first: Drug lowers heart risks by curbing inflammation
By Marilynn Marchione; The Associated Press ~ Aug 27, 2017

4 ways to finance health care in retirement
By Wendy Connick, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Aug 25, 2017

CFPB Report Warns That Taking Out a Reverse Mortgage Loan Can Be an Expensive Way to Maximize Social Security Benefits
By Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Aug 24, 2017

Declining Medicare rates restricting access to home oxygen for COPD patients
From Tim Pigg; The Hill ~ Aug 25, 2017

What Happens If You’re Forced To Switch Health Plans When You’re Sick?
By Pauline Bartolone; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 25, 2017

More seniors are taking loans against their homes — and it’s costing them
By Jenifer McKim; The Washington Post ~ Aug 25, 2017

6 Ways To Help Your Parents And Still Save For Retirement
From Rick Pendykoski; Forbes ~ Aug 25, 2017

Mix Of Republican, Democratic Governors Set To Testify At Senate Health Care Hearing
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 24, 2017

An anti-Obamacare argument evaporates: No counties now lack exchange insurers
By Philip Bump; The Washington Post ~ Aug 24, 2017

Health Insurers Enter Fray in Drug Price Fight
By Jon Reid; Morning Consult ~ Aug 24, 2017

Expect to spend more on health care in retirement — even if you're well
By Kelli B. Grant; CNBC ~ Aug 24, 2017

The 'worst solution' to high drug prices is political interference, says former pharma CEO
By David Gernon; CNBC ~ Aug 24, 2017

Better Medicare Alliance Launches Campaign In Support Of Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans
From Better Medicare Alliance; PRNewswire ~ Aug 24, 2017

How to tell if the price is right on your next prescription
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Aug 23, 2017

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller predicts some December arm-twisting on tax legislation.
By Niels Lesniewski; Roll Call ~ Aug 23, 2017

Not Out Of The Woods Yet: 5 Looming Threats To Obamacare And Medicaid
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Aug 23, 2017

Senate Hearings To Shore Up Marketplaces Set For When Lawmakers Return From Recess
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 23, 2017

Opinion: Healthcare incentives are necessary if we want to spur innovation
From David S. D'Amato; The Hill ~ Aug 23, 2017

Opinion: Medicare Is in Deep Trouble: Here’s How to Rescue It
From Sally Pipes; Morning Consult ~ Aug 23, 2017

Over $6 Million in Social Security Benefits Stolen From Bank Accounts
By Elizabeth Harrington; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Aug 22, 2017

4 Million Americans Paid $2.8 Billion in Obamacare Penalties Through April 2017
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Aug 22, 2017

‘Obviously We Had A Setback’: McConnell Uncertain About Next Steps On Health Care
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 22, 2017

Senate health panel to hold hearings on stabilizing ACA markets
By Andrew V. Pestano; United Press International ~ Aug 22, 2017

Amid fears of Trump administration sabotage, ACA navigators get early start on open enrollment preparation
By Paige Minemyer; FierceHealthcare ~ Aug 22, 2017

Voters confused on issue that could change prescription drug prices
By Ben Garbarek; ABC6 ~ Aug 22, 2017

Trump’s team and lawmakers making strides on tax reform plan
By Nancy Cook; Politico ~ Aug 22, 2017

Cheiron finds 114 multiemployer plans heading to insolvency
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Aug 22, 2017

Analysis: Why Recent Tax Overhaul Efforts Failed and This One May, Too
By Lindsey McPherson; Roll Call ~ Aug 22, 2017

The Social Security deficit explained
By Alicia H. Munnell; MarketWatch ~ Aug 22, 2017

Chief Obamacare Architect Sacked After Fraudulent Billing Investigation
By Eric Owens ; The Daily Caller ~ Aug 20, 2017

Get Started: FBI warns of spreading W-2 email theft scheme
By Joyce M. Rosenberg; The Associated Press ~ Aug 21, 2017

Upon Returning From Recess, Republicans Will Face Ticking Clock To Shore Up Marketplaces
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 21, 2017

Estimated $72 Million in Medicaid Payments Made to Ineligible Beneficiaries
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Aug 21, 2017

McConnell: 'Zero chance' Congress won't increase debt limit
The Associated Press ~ Aug 21, 2017

McConnell: Path on healthcare ‘murky’
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Aug 21, 2017

Tax reform efforts put retirement plans at risk
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Aug 21, 2017

Democrats prep for next round of healthcare fight
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Aug 20, 2017

Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new 'Obamacare' crisis
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Aug 20, 2017

Obamacare survives its latest threat — bare counties
By Paul Demko; Politico ~ Aug 20, 2017

Want to cut healthcare costs? Try automation
From Fernando J. Muzzio; The Hill ~ Aug 20, 2017

Majority in U.S. Say Taxes Are Too High and Tax Code Is Too Complex
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Aug 20, 2017

Hill Democrats Demand Meeting With Trump’s HHS Over Obamacare Sabotage
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Aug 19, 2017

Trump’s Last-Ditch Play To Repeal And Replace Obamacare
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Aug 18, 2017

EBSA seeks nominations for ERISA Advisory Council
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Aug 18, 2017

Column: It shouldn't take generous strangers to help patients cope with drug prices
From David Lazarus; Los Angeles Times ~ Aug 18, 2017

Congressional Clock Is Ticking On Efforts To Shore Up Obamacare Insurance Markets
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 18, 2017

Why State-Level Single-Payer Health Care Efforts Are Doomed
By Simon Haeder; Observer ~ Aug 18, 2017

The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening.
By Paula Span; The New York Times ~ Aug 18, 2017

Sticker Shock: Iowa's only ObamaCare insurer seeks 57 percent rate increase

Often Missing In The Health Care Debate: Women’s Voices
By Anna Gorman & Jenny Gold; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 17, 2017

Despite CEO exodus, Republicans thinks tax reform is inoculated from Trump race controversy
By Joseph Lawler; The Washington Examiner ~ Aug 17, 2017

Public reaction, shifting political division responsible for ACA replacement defeat
By Amy Wallace; United Press International ~ Aug 17, 2017

The healthcare debate we’re not having
From Ashok Rai; The Hill ~ Aug 17, 2017

Still Sick: Even Massive Subsidies Won't Help ObamaCare
From Simon Constable; Forbes ~ Aug 17, 2017

Opinion: The Medicare drug benefit doesn’t need federal fixing
From Mary R. Grealy; The Hill ~ Aug 16, 2017

GOP chairman: Tax reform could increase deficit
By Niv Elis; The Hill ~ Aug 16, 2017

Trump to make ObamaCare payments to insurers for August
By Rachel Roubein ; The Hill ~ Aug 16, 2017

Health Insurer Coverage Denials Could Be Rallying Point for Bipartisan Reform
From Doug Schoen; Forbes ~ Aug 16, 2017

Many not aware of Social Security survivor benefits
By Elliot Raphaelson; Chicago Tribune ~ Aug 16, 2017

How The Lives Of Seniors In The U.S. Match Up Against The Rest Of The World
From Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Aug 16, 2017

The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake People Make
From Brad Wiewel, NA; Forbes ~ Aug 16, 2017

Social Security: It’s All Part of the Plan
By Brenton Smith, FedSmith – Aug 15, 2017

CBO: ObamaCare premiums could rise 20 percent if Trump ends payments
By Rachel Roubein; The Hill ~ Aug 15, 2017

GOP Efforts To Repeal-And-Replace Obamacare Resurface
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 15, 2017

You could lose the ability to manage your finances and not know it
From Danielle Howard; MarketWatch ~ Aug 15, 2017

It’s the Economy, Democrats, but Inequality Is Not the Issue
By Eduardo Porter; The New York Times ~ Aug 15, 2017

Social Security's 82nd anniversary — why doesn't this agency still have an adequate budget?
From Max Richtman; The Hill ~ Aug 14, 2017

FDA: Potential contamination in multiple drugs, dietary supplements
By Amy Wallace; United Press International ~ Aug 14, 2017

Trump Administration Grants Insurers 3 Extra Weeks To Calculate 2018 Rate Requests
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 14, 2017

New life for Medicaid after GOP's health care debacle
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Aug 14, 2017

High anxiety for insurers on ObamaCare deadline
By Rachel Roubein; The Hill ~ Aug 13, 2017

How the Trump administration is spending millions to shore up Obamacare
By Rachana Pradhan; Politico ~ Aug 13, 2017

Graham says GOP in trouble if Obama's health care law stands
The Associated Press ~ Aug 13, 2017

Democrats see ObamaCare leverage in spending fights
By Mike Lillis; The Hill ~ Aug 13, 2017

Doctors Coming Around To Single-Payer Healthcare
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Aug 13, 2017

Opinion: How the GOP is quietly sabotaging retirement for millions
By Diane Oakley, CNBC – Aug 11m 2017

Trump: 'Unacceptable' McConnell, Senate GOP unable to pass health care bill
By Cristiano Lima, Politico – Aug 11, 2017

Medicare Scare Tactics
Lori Robertson, Fact Check – Aug 11, 2017

Here's How Social Security Generated $957 Billion in Income in 2016
By Sean Williams, Madison.com – Aug 12, 2017

Democrats Push Medicare Expansion Because Obamacare Has Failed
From Merrill Matthews; Forbes ~ Aug 11, 2017

Employers Forecast Health Care Costs Per Employee To Exceed $14,000 Next Year
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Aug 11, 2017

Gingrich Slams Trump: ‘I Disagree With This Entire Strategy’
By Matt Shuham ; Talking Points Memo ~ Aug 11, 2017

House conservatives want fresh health care repeal vote
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Aug 11, 2017

Conservative chairman in talks about ObamaCare stabilization deal
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Aug 11, 2017

Americans: Stop Trying To Undermine The Health Law And Start Fixing It
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 11, 2017

Partisan Path for Tax Reform by Senate Republicans Faces Hurdles
By Anna Gronewold; Morning Consult ~ Aug 11, 2017

If the GOP whiffed on healthcare, expect the same on tax reform
From Chris Markowski; The Hill ~ Aug 10, 2017

Study says Trump moves trigger health premium jumps for 2018
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Aug 10, 2017

Trump to GOP: Get Obamacare repeal bill done
By Adam Cancryn; Politico ~ Aug 10, 2017

Scam targets Medicare users to divulge Social Security numbers
By Patti Singer; Democrat & Chronicle ~ Aug 10, 2017

SSA Gave $1.3 Million in Benefits to Criminals
By Elizabeth Harrington; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Aug 10, 2017

How Alexa's best skill could be as a home health-care assistant
By Bertha Coombs; CNBC ~ Aug 09, 2017

Powell: How women can improve their retirement income literacy
By Robert Powell; USA TODAY ~ Aug 09, 2017

How the Health Care Industry Has Been Giving to Congress
FEC reports show millions of dollars spent already this year

By Sean McMinn & Ryan Kelly; Roll Call ~ Aug 09, 2017

Trump pushes back on McConnell's assertion he has ‘excessive expectations’ for Congress
By Nolan D. Mccaskill; Politico ~ Aug 09, 2017

John McCain says he believes Congress can still tackle healthcare
By Kimberly Leonard; The Washington Examiner ~ Aug 09, 2017

Those With Employer-Sponsored Health Plans Won’t See Outrageous Spikes, But Costs Will Rise
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 09, 2017

When Does It Make Sense To Work With A Financial Advisor?
From Joel Johnson; Forbes ~ Aug 09, 2017

Generic drug prices are declining, but many consumers aren't benefiting
From Charles Ornstein, & Katie Thomas; United Press International ~ Aug 09, 2017

How To Foil The Latest Social Security Scam
From John Wasik; Forbes ~ Aug 09, 2017

Medicare cannot afford a reckless USPS bailout
From Ross Marchand; The Hill ~ Aug 09, 2017

Health Care: A Universal Problem Without A Universal Solution
From Rebecca Keller; Forbes ~ Aug 08, 2017

The Health 202: Trump administration won't answer questions about Obamacare enrollment
By Paige Winfield Cunningham; The Washington Post ~ Aug 08, 2017

Report: Healthcare failure costs Senate Republicans $2M in donations
By Josh Delk; The Hill ~ Aug 08, 2017

Report: Healthcare failure costs Senate Republicans $2M in donations
By Josh Delk; The Hill ~ Aug 08, 2017

Trump must tackle the financial issues of Main Street Americans
From Bailey Childers; The Hill ~ Aug 08, 2017

2 Senators Question Effects of a Reverse Mortgage Proposal
By Matthew Goldstein; The New York Times ~ Aug 08, 2017

Obamacare repeal failure gives Republicans a tax headache
By Joseph Lawler; The Washington Examiner ~ Aug 07, 2017

Opinion: Medicare Advantage Spends Less on Care, So Why Is It Costing So Much?
By Austin Frakt; The New York Times ~ Aug 07, 2017

GOP health failure offers lessons for next steps for reform
From Robert Greenstein; The Hill ~ Aug 07, 2017

Why One Insurer’s Collapse Could Whack Insurers, Policyholders Across the Country
By Chad Terhune; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 07, 2017

GOP Leans Toward Funding Obamacare Subsidies, With A Catch
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Aug 07, 2017

ObamaCare is a success—at sucking vast sums of money from the private sector
From Linda Gorman; The Hill ~ Aug 07, 2017

Senate Republicans Nod at Bipartisan Push for Insurer Payments
By Ben Brody; Bloomberg ~ Aug 06, 2017

Sen. Ron Johnson: Put healthcare reform on back burner and focus on other legislative issues
By Todd Shepherd; The Washington Examiner ~ Aug 06, 2017

Undertaker or caretaker? Trump's shifting health law role
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Aug 06, 2017

The first Affordable Care Act enrollment season of the Trump era is still a mystery
By Amy Goldstein & Paige Winfield Cunningham; The Washington Post ~ Aug 06, 2017

The 2 Scariest Social Security Charts
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ Aug 06, 2017

Congress must prove its mettle this fall; it has no choice
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Aug 05, 2017

GOP efforts to stabilize Obamacare markets might come too late
By Paul Demko; Politico ~ Aug 04, 2017

Republicans attack Democrats on government-run healthcare after Obamacare repeal failure
By David M. Drucker; The Washington Examiner ~ Aug 05, 2017

When Brokers Want to Move Your Money Out of a Very Good Thing
By Ron Lieber; The New York Times ~ Aug 04, 2017

4 Annuity Rules You Should Know by Heart
By Maurie Backman; The Motley Fool ~ Aug 05, 2017

Bernie Sanders’ Drug Price Bill Would Save Billions, Congressional Analysts Say
By David Sirota and Alex Kotch, International Business News – Jul 31, 2017

Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli is convicted of fraud

Obama’s IRS ‘misled’ Obamacare customers: Audit
By Stephen Dinan; The Washington Times ~ Aug 03, 2017

Senate Democrats Introduce Bill Allowing Medicare Buy-In At 55
By Daniel Marans; The Huffington Post ~ Aug 04, 2017

A Short-Term Bailout Of Obamacare? Only If Accompanied By Real Long-Term Reforms
By Avik Roy; Forbes ~ Aug 04, 2017

With Congress stalled on healthcare reform and voters unhappy with both parties, state action heats up
By Gienna Shaw; FierceHealthcare ~ Aug 04, 2017

Under Trump, Hospitals Face Same Penalties Embraced By Obama
By Jordan Rau; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 03, 2017

Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile
By Laurie Kellman & Joyce M. Rosenberg; The Associated Press ~ Aug 04, 2017

Senate approves 'right-to-try' drug bill
By Sarah Karlin-Smith; Politico ~ Aug 03, 2017

August recess doesn't mean playtime — focus on healthcare
From Rory E. Riley-Topping; The Hill ~ Aug 03, 2017

Analysis: Health Care Failure to Haunt Republicans Over Recess
Lawmakers call relationship with White House a ‘work in progress’

By Joseph Williams; Roll Call ~ Aug 03, 2017

Dems suddenly scrambling to come up with ObamaCare fix
By Brooke Singman; Fox News ~ Aug 02, 2017

Health Insurers in Idaho Request Premium Rate Hikes As High As 81%
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Aug 03, 2017

Molina Healthcare pulling out of two states, raising premiums 55% in remaining states
By John Sexton; Hot Air ~ Aug 02, 2017

Americans Keep Crushing It With Their 401(k)s
By Suzanne Woolley; Bloomberg ~ Aug 03, 2017

With 401(k) accounts booming, what should investors do?
By Stan Choe; The Associated Press ~ Aug 03, 2017

PBGC: Single-employer program expected to reach a surplus by 2022
By Meaghan Kilroy; Pensions & Investments ~ Aug 03, 2017

Republicans in Congress Bypass Trump to Shore Up Health Law
By Robert Pear & Thomas Kaplan; The New York Times ~ Aug 02, 2017

Thanks To McCain, No One Is Blaming McConnell For Health Care Failure
By Phillip Stucky; The Daily Caller ~ Aug 02, 2017

Senators To Hold Bipartisan Hearings To Try To Protect Insurer Subsidies Threatened By Trump
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Aug 02, 2017

Opinion: U.S. spends much more on health care than other developed nations
By Alicia H. Munnell; MarketWatch ~ Aug 02, 2017

Health Care Failure Takes a Political Toll on Trump, GOP Lawmakers
By Cameron Easley; Morning Consult ~ Aug 02, 2017

Hospitals are hurting because people are going to the doctor less
By Emma Court; MarketWatch ~ Aug 02, 2017

Federal Judge OKs A Class Action Lawsuit Over Medicare Observation Appeals
From Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Aug 02, 2017

McConnell leaves door open for second try on healthcare
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Aug 01, 2017

Mitch McConnell: Republicans will go it alone on tax reform
By Susan Ferrechio; The Washington Examiner ~ Aug 01, 2017

Would Trump violate the Constitution by making Obamacare fail?
By Aaron Blake; The Washington Post ~ Aug 01, 2017

With Obamacare repeal stalled, Senate panel to focus on stabilizing insurance market
By Nicole Gaudiano & Eliza Collins; USA TODAY ~ Aug 01, 2017

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