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PRESIDENT'S
 FORUM

Dialogue with Detroit Edison Retirees

I receive emails and phone calls every week from NRLN members who provide me with feedback about the NRLN’s position on issues and what we should and should not be doing on retirement issues. There are only a few times each year when I have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with a larger number of our members.

Detroit Edison Alliance of Retirees (DEAR) provided me that face-to-face opportunity on May 10 at its annual luncheon to shake hands with many of the 300 attendees, dialogue with them, make a slide presentation about what is happening in Washington, DC, and engage in a Question and Answer session.

The PowerPoint slides that I used in my presentation may be viewed on the NRLN website at: www.nrln.org/documents/DEAR 0510171.pdf . If you have an interest in downloading the slides go to: www.nrln.org/documents/DEAR 0510171 Final-2.pptx .

I opened my presentation with a slide on what the NRLN expects from the new President and the new 115th Congress. President Trump has been working on executive branch regulatory changes; federal agency staffing and executing on a number of his campaign promises promise. The NRLN is attempting to hold President Trump to his campaign promises not to touch Social Security and Medicare plus reduce the cost of prescription drugs by allowing Medicare to negotiate prices and importing safe, lower priced medicines.

The Legislative branch has had conflict and confusion with the bill passed in the House to repeal / replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And now the House has passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and this “hot potato” is now in the laps of Senators. The next challenge for Congress is tax reform legislation.

If you view my slides you will see that the second and third slides identify the NRLN’s efforts to preserve from the ACA in the new AHCA the features that have been beneficial to Medicare participants, including the annual wellness examinations, closing the Medicare Part D donut hole, and support for Health and Human Service Innovation Centers.

In the fourth slide. I focused on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s continuing push for his plan to privatize Medicare through “premium support” payments to insurance companies. (It is interesting that the insurance industry according to OpenSecrets.Com contributed over $860,000 in campaign and leadership PAC contributions to Representative Ryan in 2015 - 2016.) The NRLN will continue to oppose privatizing Medicare through vouchers that will increase the out-of-pocket cost to not only to future retirees, but eventually to those of us currently on Medicare. Frankly, these premium support payment are subsidies paid to insurers that make it appear they are competitive with Medicare and they would be paid from the Medicare Trust, money we have paid in to Medicare.

Over the past weekend, Speaker Ryan, on a local Wisconsin radio program, stood against the President by again saying he wanted to privatize Medicare just as soon as he can. His narrow-minded approach ignores economic consequences and his child-like five-years insistence on ruining Medicare flies in the face of CBO (Congressional Budget Office) reports that have said his plan costs more than Medicare.

The big question is should “premium support” for Medicare get passed in the House and Senate, will President Trump veto such a bill?

“Medicare at Risk” is addressed in my fifth slide with dollar figures on payments by Medicare, the growth rate (there is no doubt that costs are out of control) and Medicare’s funding sources: General Revenue 42%, Payroll Tax 27%, Premiums 13%.

Slides six and seven deal with “Social Security at Risk”. The main “takeaways” from these slides are:

Slides eight and nine depict in line and bar charts the impact of Baby Boomers on Social Security and Medicare. While the number of those over age 65 grows from 48 million today to 90 million by 2055. The rising tide of Baby Boomers begins to subside, the birthrate drops from about 4% to 3% and population growth drops from 4.9% to 4.3% by 2035 and then lower after that.

A number of the DEAR members told me they understand that Social Security and Medicare being at risk isn’t just about them. They believe it is important to preserve the programs for their children and grandchildren.

My last slide is devoted to the NRLN’s continuing lobbying efforts against prescription drugs price gouging by the pharmaceutical industry in the USA. We continue to press our point that The Secretary of HHS has the authority under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to issue an order to begin legal importation from Canada .

I listed five bills that the NRLN currently supports that would again provide legislation for the importation of safe and lower priced drugs from Canada; for the first time allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices for Medicare Part D, and expand consumers’ access to cost-saving generic drugs and increase competition to end “pay for delay” deals—brand-name drug manufacturers using pay-off agreements to keep generic equivalents off the market.

Deb Morrissett, a member of the NRLN’s Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC) and a leader of the National Chrysler Retirement Organization (NCRO), is currently doing an in depth review of all bills in Congress related to prescription drugs. Based on the information that the LAC provides, the NRLN’s Legislative Action Planning Committee (LAPC) will decide on a strategy to try to get the best of the bills passed. Certainly, our grassroots members will be an important part of implementing our strategy.

I want to thank DEAR President Bob Tompkins, who is also the NRLN / AREF treasurer, and his leadership team for inviting me to be part of their annual luncheon. They deserve credit for representing their retired and soon to retire members, with their former employer and for DEAR being a strong partner with the NRLN.

Bill Kadereit, President
National Retiree Legislative Network

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NRLN and ARA Presidents Send Joint Letter to HHS Secretary

NRLN President Bill Kadereit and Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance of Retired Americans (ARA), an organization of retired trade union members affiliated with the AFL-CIO, and I have jointly signed and sent a letter on May 31 to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. The letter urges Secretary Price to utilize his existing statutory authority to address the soaring cost of pharmaceuticals by authorizing the importation of prescription drugs from Canada. Click here read the letter to understand the importance of reducing the cost of prescription drugs by importing save and lower priced prescription drugs from Canada, many of the medicines manufactured in the USA.


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Newsletter

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Senate’s Health Care Bill Should Preserve Medicare Benefits in ACA

Now is an opportune time to email the NRLN’s sample letter to your Senators to advocate preserving in the Senate’s bill to repeal / replace the Affordable Care Act what has been good for Medicare beneficiaries. Also, tell them that Americans age 65 and older deserve catastrophic coverage and protection from being denied health care coverage due to a preexisting health condition. Click here to email your letters to your two U.S. Senators.


AmazonSmile Program to Benefit the American Retirees Education Program (AREF)

The National Retiree Legislative Network (NRLN) board created the American Retiree Education Foundation (AREF) in 2014 as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible, nonprofit education foundation to expand the research and educational reach of the NRLN and to enable NRLN to sharpen its focus as an organization lobbying for the passage of federal legislation and regulations that benefit retirees.

The AREF is always seeking ways to increase its funding through individual tax-deductible contributions, grants from public and private foundations, individual tax-deductible bequests and non-traditional ways. AREF funds pay for a number of tasks previously paid for by the NRLN. For example, the updating this month of the white paper on Protecting Pension Assets which is used to educate members of Congress on the need for legislation to prevent pension plan sponsors from using plan assets for non-pension expenses. Access the white paper here.

The AREF has identified a non-traditional way that you can help fund the AREF without costing you anything extra if (when) you make a purchase online from Amazon through its AmazonSmile program designed to provide a percentage of a purchase price to qualified non-profit organizations, such as the AREF. I urge you to read the following information and help provide funding to the AREF should you make an Amazon purchase. Click here to learn more about AmazonSmile.


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NRLN Provides New “Report Card” Feature on Members of Congress

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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The NRLN has arranged to offer you a Health Savings Rx Card™, at NO COST, that offers you and your family savings on prescription drugs, plus vision and hearing services and products.Click here to access the Rx Savings Card℠ website.If you do not already have a Health Savings Rx Card℠ you will need to create your personal login and then printout your free card. Savings information for prescription drugs, vision and hearing services and products is available through the links under the Savings Plus tab.


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IN THE NEWS...

The articles and opinion pieces below are for information and are not necessarily a reflection of the NRLN’s position on issues. The NRLN is nonpartisan and its positions on retirement issues are presented in its Legislative Agenda and white papers that can be accessed from the Legislative Agenda tab.

Pelosi rallies Democrats to fight Senate health bill: 'The next few days are critical'
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Jun 23, 2017

Fifth Republican Jumps Ship On Healthcare Bill
By Phillip Stucky; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 23, 2017

Health care poses a test of Trump's work with the Senate
By Andrew Taylor & Ken Thomas; The Associated Press ~ Jun 23, 2017

GOP Medicaid cuts will be disastrous for millions with Alzheimer's
From Jason Resendez; The Hill ~ Jun 23, 2017

Coverage Gap’ For Poor May End, But Many Will Still Have Trouble Affording Plans
By Phil Galewitz; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 23, 2017

FACT CHECK: The White House Claim Obamacare Led To 'Higher Costs And Fewer Health Insurance Options'
By Kush Desai; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 23, 2017

Senate Republicans may need Trump’s help to prevent defections on health care bill
By S.A. Miller & Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Jun 21, 2017

Hospitals Group: 'Go Back To The Drawing Board' On Senate ACA Repeal
By Esme Cribb; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 22, 2017

Be Honest With Yourself About Your Retirement Savings
From John Riley; Nasdaq ~ Jun 22, 2017

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 22, 2017

Senate health care bill: Here's how it would affect you
By Maureen Groppe; USA TODAY ~ Jun 22, 2017

Thune Says Senate Will Tweak Healthcare Bill To Get Hesitant GOP Lawmakers On Board
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 22, 2017

Senate Republicans release Obamacare replacement bill, fate uncertain
By Richard Cowan & Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Jun 22, 2017

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in senior
By Lauran Neergaard; The Associated Press ~ Jun 22, 2017

Poll: Majority still skeptical about House health plan
By John Bowden; The Hill ~ Jun 21, 2017

Senate O’Care Bill Coming Thursday A.M., CBO Score Soon As Friday, Vote Next Week
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 21, 2017

AP sources: Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes
By Alan Fram & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 21, 2017

Anthem Health Drops Out Of 2 More State Obamacare Exchanges
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 21, 2017

Government health insurance markets holding up--barely
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Jun 21, 2017

Trump administration's proposal to lower prices might just raise them, critics say
By Eric Sagonowsky; FiercePharma ~ Jun 21, 2017

Why did these generic drugs’ prices jump as much as 85%?
By Emma Court; MarketWatch ~ Jun 21, 2017

We must protect our most vulnerable from financial fraudsters
From Mike Rothman; The Hill ~ Jun 21, 2017

Spicer: Trump Wants 'Heart' In Secret Health Bill, Won't Say What That Means
By Matt Shuham; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 20, 2017

GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Jun 20, 2017

Senate's McConnell: Draft healthcare bill expected Thursday
By Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Jun 20, 2017

Lacking Real Power To Alter GOP Bill, Democrats Try To Throw Wrench In Process Itself
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 20, 2017

Opinion: Let’s put patients first by holding pharmaceutical companies accountable
From David Merritt; The Hill ~ Jun 20, 2017

Big Pharma’s Big Lobby Money Is Preventing Real Reform on Drug Prices
By Eric Pianin; The Fiscal Times ~ Jun 20, 2017

Liz Weston: Are you afraid to look at your finances?
From Liz Weston, NW; The Associated Press ~ Jun 19, 2017

Free Money: Find Your Unclaimed Property In Less Than 5 Minutes
From Nancy L. Anderson; Forbes ~ Jun 18, 2017

Senate Dems to hold late-night protest over ObamaCare repeal
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Jun 18, 2017

Exclusive: White House Task Force Echoes Pharma Proposals
By Emily Kopp; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 167, 2017

Trump plan on drug prices likely to be friendly to drug industry: report
By Brandon Carter; The Hill ~ Jun 17, 2017

Leading U.S. doctors' group takes aim at rising drug prices
From HealthDay News; WXOW ~ Jun 17, 2017

Senate Dems mull slowdown to protest GOP health plan: report
By Max Greenwood; The Hill ~ Jun 17, 2017

Schumer wants all-Senate meeting on healthcare
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Jun 16, 2017

GOP Secrecy Breeding Frustration, Criticism: 'If They Liked The Bill, They'd Have Brass Bands' Celebrating It
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 16, 2017

Liberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Jun 16, 2017

Reform Prescription Drug Labeling to Benefit Patients and Their Doctors
By David Beier; Morning Consult ~ Jun 16, 2017

Judge throws out GE retirees' health benefit lawsuit
By John Cropley, Daily Gazette – Jun 15, 2017

Senate May Keep Some Obamacare Taxes in U.S. Healthcare Overhaul
By REUTERS; The New York Times ~ Jun 15, 2017

Vote on healthcare bill by July 4 looking more in doubt
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Jun 15, 2017

Trump White House at work on executive order tackling drug prices: report
By Eric Sagonowsky; FiercePharma ~ Jun 14, 2017

Six Things Your Parents Should Know About Social Security
From Winnie Sun; Forbes ~ Jun 15, 2017

IRA trusts can protect your heirs from themselves
By Sarah O'Brien, CNBC; USA TODAY ~ Jun 15, 2017

Some Seniors Just Want To Be Left Alone, Which Can Lead To Problems
By Judith Graham; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 15, 2017

Retiree health care costs rising faster than Social Security benefits
From Mary Beth Franklin; InvestmentNews ~ Jun 14, 2017

CMS Reports 13M Would Lose Insurance Under GOP Plan, A Rosier Projection Than CBO’s Score
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 14, 2017

The Senate's Secrecy Over Health Care Was Decades in the Making
By Julie Rovner; The Atlantic ~ Jun 14, 2017

New Fiduciary Rule For Financial Advisors Moves The Needle, But In Which Direction?
From Jamie Hopkins; Forbes ~ Jun 14, 2017

Remember Trump’s Promise Not to Touch Social Security? It’s Gone Now
By Johnathan Chait, New York Magazine – Jun 13, 2017

Senate drug pricing hearing co-opted by Democratic protest over GOP health plan
By Meg Tirrell, CNBC – Jun 13, 2017

Senate Democrats plan offensive to try to save Obamacare
By Jennifer Haberkorn and Burgess Everett, Politico – Jun 13, 2017

AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'
By Alan Fram, Associated Press – Jun 13, 2017

Senate Republicans following House's secretive path in crafting health care bill
By Laura Litvan, Bloomberg – Jun 14, 2017

Trump admin may not protect Social Security if Congress votes for cuts
By Ethan Wolff-Mann, Yahoo Finance - Jun 13, 2017

Capitol Hill Debate Over Drug Prices Shifts to PBMs
By Jon Reid; Morning Consult ~ Jun 12, 2017

Report: Senate Won’t Release O’Care Repeal Draft Before CBO Review
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 12, 2017

Obama Program Made $729 Million in Erroneous Payments to Doctors
By Elizabeth Harrington; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Jun 12, 2017

Opinion: How Republicans Think About Health Care: Three Parallel Universes
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Jun 12, 2017

Senate Dem: Passing ObamaCare a ‘very different process’ than GOP plan
By Rebecca Savransky; The Hill ~ Jun 12, 2017

Supreme Court rules to speed marketing of lower-cost 'biosimilar' drugs
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Jun 12, 2017

Set A Realistic Budget Using This 4-Week Guide
From Marianne Hayes; Forbes ~ Jun 12, 2017

Have a pension and a spouse? Here’s what you need to know about your benefit options.
By Michelle Singletary; The Washington Post ~ Jun 12, 2017

IRS Helps Surviving Spouses Who Face Estate Tax Trap
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Jun 12, 2017

Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 11, 2017

Obamacare Enrollees Rate Coverage Worse Than Those Insured From Another Source
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Jun 11, 2017

GOP looks to blunt impact of health bill on older people
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Jun 11, 2017

There are now 45 counties in the U.S. with no Obamacare insurer
By John Sexton; Hot Air ~ Jun 11, 2017

Economy emerges as bright spot for Trump
By Niv Elis; The Hill ~ Jun 11, 2017

Bill would let banks freeze accounts to stymie elder scams
By Anna Gronewold, AP; McClatchy DC ~ Jun 11, 2017

Mike Pence rips Democrats for not working with GOP on healthcare
By Kyle Feldscher; The Washington Examiner ~ Jun 10, 2017

Democrats slam GOP senators' efforts to fast-track healthcare bill
By Anna Giaritelli; The Washington Examiner ~ Jun 09, 2017

What Protects Investors More Than The Fiduciary Rule
From Pam Krueger, NA; Forbes ~ Jun 10, 2017

How To Avoid IRS Underpayment Penalty For June 15
From Robert A. Green; Forbes ~ Jun 09, 2017

Powerful GOP Chairman Backs Insurance Subsidy Payments: Americans ‘Should Not Be Left Out To Dry’
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 09, 2017

Watch Claire McCaskill Call Out Top GOPer On Obamacare Repeal Secrecy
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 09, 2017

Senators Find Themselves Playing Whac-A-Mole When It Comes To Solving Health Plan Problems
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 09, 2017

Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation
By Erica Werner & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 08, 2017

Tom Price, Democrats spar over Obamacare’s future
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Jun 08, 2017

Top Republican seeks action now to steady insurance markets
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 08, 2017

GOP senators push to allow sale of short-term insurance plans
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Jun 08, 2017

AHA to Congress: 6 recommendations for Medicare Advantage
By Leo Vartorella; Becker’s Hospital Review ~ Jun 08, 2017

GOP Wooed Conservatives In House, But Senate Compromises Are Favoring Moderates
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 08, 2017

GOP Focus on Premiums Eclipses Broader Issue of Health Care Costs
By Mary Ellen McIntire; Morning Consult ~ Jun 07, 2017

LAWMAKERS WANT ACTION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS
By Bronwyn Mixter; Bloomberg BNA ~ Jun 08, 2017

What Patients And Physicians Really Want From Healthcare
From Robert Pearl, M.D.; Forbes ~ Jun 08, 2017

Talking money with the hospital trying to treat you
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Jun 08, 2017

Former Pharma Reps’ New Mission: To School Docs On High Drug Costs
By Jay Hancock; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 08, 2017

How GOP bill would dismantle many Dodd-Frank restrictions
By Marcy Gordon; The Associated Press ~ Jun 08, 2017

Trump: ‘Democrats are really in our way’ on healthcare
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Jun 07, 2017

Trump says Obamacare in 'death spiral,' urges Congress to act
By Jeff Mason; Reuters ~ Jun 07, 2017

25% of Americans say they skip the doctor because of the cost, survey says
Fox Business ~ Jun 07, 2017

Bill advances to speed up drug and device approval
By Kimberly Leonard; The Washington Examiner ~ Jun 07, 2017

3 Things That Could Stall Health Care In The Senate
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 06, 2017

McConnell: Senate will move ObamaCare repeal bill in 'near future'
By Jordain Carney ; The Hill ~ Jun 06, 2017

9 Senators To Watch In GOP’s Do-Or-Die Obamacare Repeal Crunch
By Tierney Sneed ; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 06, 2017

Too many cooks threaten GOP healthcare bill
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Jun 06, 2017

MEDICARE BACKTRACKS ON LONG-TERM CARE ARBITRATION RULE
By Mike Stankiewicz; Bloomberg BNA ~ Jun 06, 2017

Senate Republicans outline new health care plan
By Brian Schwartz; Fox Business ~ Jun 06, 2017

Opinion: Medicare: Fix Payment Methodologies That Put Senior Care at Risk
From Dan Starck; Morning Consult ~ Jun 06, 2017

Supreme Court Ruling Imperils Pension Protections
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Jun 06, 2017

Senate panel to hold hearing on drug prices
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Jun 06, 2017

The Lone Obamacare Insurer Is Enjoying Its Monopoly
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 05, 2017

Ezekiel Emanuel: Obamacare ‘Absolutely’ Needs To Be Fixed [WATCH]
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 05, 2017

The momentum for socialized medicine is growing. Where is the GOP’s strategy?
From Ed Rogers; The Washington Post ~ Jun 05, 2017

How the CHOICE Act eliminates key shareholder right
From Susan Makos; The Hill ~ Jun 05, 2017

Investment check: Give your retirement accounts an annual checkup
By Wendy Connick, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Jun 05, 2017

Meet the GOP senator who wants to bridge the Obamacare divide
By Jennifer Haberkorn & Burgess Everett; Politico ~ Jun 04, 2017

Opinion: When it comes to faster access to drugs — first do no harm
From Peter J. Pitts; The Hill ~ Jun 04, 2017

Nurse Practitioner Demand Eclipses Doctors As States Lift Hurdles
From Bruce Japsen ; Forbes ~ Jun 04, 2017

Retirees: If You Have Financially Blown It, Take Heart
From Neale Godfrey; Forbes ~ Jun 04, 2017

Insurance companies duck Obamacare repeal fight
By Paul Demko; Politico ~ Jun 03, 2017

Steven Mnuchin: We’re focused on getting tax reform done this year
By Nick Giampia; Fox Business ~ Jun 02, 2017

Trump to hit the road for a jobs-focused reset in tough week
By Roberta Rampton; Reuters ~ Jun 03, 2017

How Can Family Fit Into Your Retirement Plans?
From Anna Rappaport, PRC ; Forbes ~ Jun 02, 2017

Pence tells 'Hannity' he's 'cautiously optimistic' about ObamaCare repeal
By Edmund DeMarche; Fox News ~ Jun 03, 2017

She Retires. He Doesn’t. Why Retiring Together Makes Sense (Usually).
From Glenn Ruffenach; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 02, 2017

Why You Need A Health Care Proxy And How To Choose One
By Debbie Reslock, NA; Forbes ~ Jun 02, 2017

Republican senators consider tax on employer-sponsored plans in healthcare bill rewrite
By Paige Minemyer; FierceHealthcare ~ Jun 02, 2017

Obamacare Repeal Complicates Effort to Undo Medicare Cost Panel
By Alex Ruoff; Bloomberg BNA ~ Jun 02, 2017

Senate Republicans Sound Increasingly Pessimistic About a Health Care Deal
By Sy Mukherjee; Fortune ~ Jun 02, 2017

The SEC Wants Your Opinion On DOL Fiduciary Rule Alternatives
By Ashlea Ebeling : Forbes ~ Jun 02, 2017

Another Health Care Crisis: America’s Increasing Shortage of Medical Professionals
By Kevin Dayaratna; Cybercast News Service ~ Jun 01, 2017

GOP Health Bill Pleases Most Republicans, But Not Many Other Americans
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ May 31, 2017

The AHCA debate is missing crucial healthcare costs
From Noelle Sullivan; The Hill ~ Jun 01, 2017

Trump Budget Chief Suggests Dem Mole Behind CBO O’Care Repeal Score
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 01, 2017

The American Health Care Act Rejects American Values
From Kenneth L. Davis; Forbes ~ Jun 01, 2017

GOP Senator Says Obamacare Repeal Is Nowhere Close To Happening
By Jack Crowe; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 01, 2017

5 Inherited IRA Rules You Should Know by Heart
By Dan Caplinger, TMF; Fox Business ~ Jun 01, 2017

To Repeal Obamacare, Senate May Have to Keep Some of Its Taxes
By Laura Litvan; Bloomberg ~ May 31, 2017

Poll: GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ May 31, 2017

Iowa Senators Lower Expectations For Senate Health Care Bill
By Jack Crowe ; The Daily Caller ~ May 31, 2017

GOP health plan could be costly for those with coverage gaps
By Sheila Burke & David Eggert; The Associated Press ~ May 31, 2017

Fahrlander: Why raising the age for Social Security is a bad idea
From Rebecca S. Fahrlander ; USA TODAY ~ May 31, 2017

Opinion: The American Health Care Act undermines Medicare
By Judith Stein, The Hill – May 29, 2017

A Look at Major Drug-Pricing Proposals
By Katie Thomas; The New York Times ~ May 29, 2017

Trump: Senate should use nuke option to pass health care and tax cuts
By Louis Nelson; Politico ~ May 30, 2017

Health Care Groups At A Crossroads Over Trying To Kill GOP Bill Or Help Shape It
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 30, 2017

The Trump budget cuts Social Security, plain and simple
From Max Richtman; The Hill ~ May 30, 2017

Reminder: CBO’s Biggest Obamacare Prediction Fell Short By A MASSIVE Margin
By Jack Crowe; The Daily Caller ~ May 30, 2017

Medicare Plans to Replace Social Security Numbers on Cards
By The Associated Press; The New York Times ~ May 30, 2017

Are You Preventing Yourself From Having Your Dream Retirement?
From Matt Fellowes, NA; Forbes ~ May 30, 2017

Your Money: Strategies to cope with permanent debt
From Chris Taylor; Reuters ~ May 30, 2017

Obama Regulation Could Leave Millions of Retirees Without Investment Guidance
By Bill McMorris; The Washington Free Beacon ~ May 30, 2017

Senators' demands underscore McConnell's health care problem

ObamaCare repeal, tax reform this year despite White House drama: Rep. Brady
By Ben Brown; Fox Business ~ May 28, 2017

Durbin to Senate Republicans: 'Let's sit down together' on ObamaCare overhaul
Fox News ~ May 28, 2017

Dems plot recess offensive on ObamaCare
By Rachel Roubein & Jessie Hellmann ; The Hill ~ May 28, 2017

Health Groups Double-Back Over Republican Health Bill
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ May 28, 2017

GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ May 26, 2017

Einhorn Call for GM Changes Rejected by Shareholder Advisers
By John Gittelsohn; Bloomberg ~ May 27, 2017

Newly insured fret over gains made under US health care law
By Tom Murphy & Kelli Kennedy; The Associated Press ~ May 28, 2017

Who killed retirement security? If you look closely, it wasn't the 401(k)
From Andrew G. Biggs; The Hill ~ May 28, 2017

Some Of The Best Websites For Seniors To Find New Ways To Get Up, Get Out And Meet Up In 2017
From Robin Seaton Jefferson; Forbes ~ May 27, 2017

Middlemen Are Not Passing On All Drug Discounts Intended For Patients
By Vidya Ramesh and Sandip Shah, Forbes ~ May 26, 2017

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ May 26, 2017

Rising life expectancies expected to up global savings gap to $400 trillion by 2050 — report
By Rob Kozlowski; Pensions & Investments ~ May 26, 2017

Senate Republicans start their version of Obamacare repeal
By Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ May 25, 2017

GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill
By Alan Fram & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ May 25, 2017

Reports That 23 Million Americans Will Lose Health Care Are WAY Off
By Jack Crowe; The Daily Caller ~ May 25, 2017

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ May 25, 2017

FDA to Wade Into Drug Pricing Issues Under New Commissioner
By Jon Reid; Morning Consult ~ May 25, 2017

Poll: Older Americans want Medicare-covered long-term care
By Emily Swanson; The Associated Press ~ May 25, 2017

How to Read the C.B.O. Score of the Health Bill Like an Expert
By Margot Sanger-Katz ; The New York Times ~ May 24, 2017

Trump Could Undermine Health Programs Outside Budget Cuts, Democrats Warn
By Alex Ruoff; Bloomberg BNA ~ May 24, 2017

McConnell: 'I don't know' how we get to 50 votes on health care bill
By Louis Nelson; Politico ~ May 24, 2017

Estimated 23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO
By Yasmeen Abutaleb; Reuters ~ May 24, 2017

Ryan: ‘I Accept’ The GOP ‘Will Get Hit’ For Failing To Repeal Obamacare
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ May 24, 2017

Opinion: In the politics of healthcare reform, past is prologue
From Chuck Alston; The Hill ~ May 24, 2017

Congress should act on measure to help Medicare, small businesses
By Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) & Rep Peter Welch (D-Vt.), ; The Hill ~ May 24, 2017

AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?
By Josh Boak; The Associated Press ~ May 24, 2017

MEDICARE ADVOCATES DON’T WANT SHIPS TO SAIL AWAY
By Mindy Yochelson; Bloomberg BNA ~ May 24, 2017

GOP senators meet with insurer for input on ObamaCare repeal
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ May 23, 2017

Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ May 23, 2017

Leader of moderate Republican House group resigns over healthcare
By Amanda Becker; Reuters ~ May 23, 2017

Disagreement Over Preexisting Conditions Reveals Deep Intra-Party Divide Over Health Law
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 23, 2017

GOP’s Health Bill Could Undercut Some Coverage In Job-Based Insurance
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ May 23, 2017

6 Things to Know About President Trump’s New Budget
By Alana Abramson; Fortune ~ May 22, 2017

Trump releases budget that slashes government programs
By Niv Elis; The Hill ~ May 23, 2017

5 Biggest Social Security Changes You Need to Know About
By Megan Elliott; Cheat Sheet ~ May 23, 2017

Who knew bringing down drug prices could be so complicated
By Dylan Scott; Vox ~ May 23, 2017

Spend it if you got it: How frugal retirees impact all of us
From Matt Fellowes & Elizabeth Kelly; The Hill ~ May 23, 2017

Delay on Obamacare Subsidy Decision Leaves Insurers in Limbo
By Anna Edney, Zachary Tracer & Andrew M Harris; Bloomberg ~ May 22, 2017

Insurers Request Double-Digit Premium Rate Increases for Obamacare Plans Next Year
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ May 22, 2017

Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies
By Lawrence Hurley & Yasmeen Abutaleb; Reuters ~ May 22, 2017

Dems demand answers on report that admin tried to trade ObamaCare payments
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ May 22, 2017

Republicans Are Losing Voters’ Trust on Health Care, Polling Shows
By Cameron Easley; Morning Consult ~ May 22, 2017

Delay on Obamacare Subsidy Decision Leaves Insurers in Limbo
By Anna Edney, Zachary Tracer & Andrew M Harris; Bloomberg ~ May 22, 2017

Insurers Request Double-Digit Premium Rate Increases for Obamacare Plans Next Year
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ May 22, 2017

Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies
By Lawrence Hurley & Yasmeen Abutaleb; Reuters ~ May 22, 2017

Dems demand answers on report that admin tried to trade ObamaCare payments
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ May 22, 2017

10 Ways The Internet of Medical Things Is Revolutionizing Senior Care
From Reenita Das; Forbes ~ May 22, 2017

Healthcare reform must include repeal of all ObamaCare taxes
From Alex Hendrie; The Hill ~ May 21, 2017

Health care fight lessons could complicate GOP tax push
By Kyle Cheney & Colin Wilhelm; Politico ~ May 21, 2017

Column: The entire healthcare industry is panicking that Trump is about to blow up Obamacare
From Michael Hiltzik; Los Angeles Times ~ May 20, 2017

Report: Trump Told His Advisers He Favors Move To Sabotage Obamacare
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ May 19, 2017

Senators run into obstacles, consider options on health bill
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ May 20, 2017

CBO score of Obamacare repeal bill expected Wednesday
By “Staff”; Politico ~ May 19, 2017

'There Are No Hands On The Wheel': Insurers Heap Blame On Administration For Next Year's Rate Hikes
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 19, 2017

Trump said to favor move that could destabilize Obamacare
By Josh Dawsey, Jennifer Haberkorn & Paul Demko; Politico ~ May 19, 2017

Senate Dems refocus on killing Obamacare repeal
By Elana Schor & Burgess Everett; Politico ~ May 19, 2017

U.S. senators raise alarms about shelving retirement advice rule
By Lisa Lambert; Reuters ~ May 19, 2017

Is there really a retirement-savings crisis in the US?
From Jason J. Fichtner; The Hill ~ May 19, 2017

Trump Budget May Break Promise to Protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
By Paul N. Van de Water, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities – May 18, 2017

Senate Obamacare working group expands
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ May 18, 2017

Individual Insurance Buyers Were Better Off Without Obamacare
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ May 18, 2017

Senate Committee Advances Chronic Care Bill
By Joyce Frieden; Medpage Today ~ May 18, 2017

Like Hunger Or Thirst, Loneliness In Seniors Can Be Eased
By Judith Graham; Kaiser Health News ~ May 18, 2017

House speaker promises tax overhaul this year despite chaos
By Stephen Ohlemacher & Kevin Freking; The Associated Press ~ May 18, 2017

U.S. executives tell Congress they want permanent tax reform
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ May 18, 2017

Key chairman open to delaying repeal of ObamaCare mandate
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ May 17, 2017

Another round of premium hikes: blame Trump or Obama?
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ May 17, 2017

6.3M People With Preexisting Conditions Could Face Higher Premiums Under GOP Health Plan
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 17, 2017

Sen. Rand Paul: Senate has chance to fix ObamaCare after the House didn't
By Sen. Rand Paul; Fox News ~ May 16, 2017

A Whistle-Blower Tells of Health Insurers Bilking Medicare
By Mary Williams Walsh; The New York Times ~ May 15, 2017

Trump Feels ‘Very Strong’ About House Health Bill
By John T. Bennett; Roll Call ~ May 15, 2017

GOP Senators Discuss Short-Term Measures To ‘Stabilize’ Obamacare Markets
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ May 16, 2017

Health Industry, Shunted To Sidelines In House Negotiations, Eager For A Chance At The Senate
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 16, 2017

Preventative care: The sorely missing link in the healthcare debate
From Dr. Daniel Blumenthal; The Hill ~ May 16, 2017

Pass the Hearing Aid Act of 2017 — it will help our aging population
From Max Richtman; The Hill ~ May 16, 2017

To Replace Obamacare, Don't Overlook The Role Of The States
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ May 15, 2017

AP Explains: How lawmakers get their health care
By Mary Clare Jalonick & Kevin Freking; The Associated Press ~ May 15, 2017

Selling GOP Health Plan To Public May Make Herculean Effort To Get It Through House Seem Easy
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 15, 2017

Opinion: President Trump, Use 'Something Old, New, Borrowed, And Blue' To Fix Healthcare And #MAGA
From Ralph Benko; Forbes ~ May 14, 2017

Opinion: The sickening effect of Obamacare taxes
By Stephen Moore; The Washington Times ~ May 14, 2017

Paul Ryan Still Talking Up The Idea Of Privatizing Medicare
By Tierney Sneed, TalkingPointsMemo – May 12, 2017

Paul Ryan Still Wants to Re-do Medicare
By Rema Rahman, CQRollCall – May 12, 2017

America’s most expensive prescription drugs
CNBC – May 13, 2017

Senate Task Force Considers Ways To Unravel Obamacare Coverage Rules
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 12, 2017

Paul Ryan: Senate should have healthcare done by mid-July
By Al Weaver; The Washington Examiner ~ May 12, 2017

Bigger, more expensive healthcare practices not necessarily better
By Ronnie Cohen; Reuters ~ May 12, 2017

Bid to legalize buying cheaper drugs from Canada dies
By Robert King, Washington Examiner – May 11, 2017

The Trump administration is making life harder for Obamacare's freeloaders
From Sally Pipes; The Washington Examiner ~ May 11, 2017

Senate conservatives: Ease Obama health care law protections
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ May 11, 2017

Trump again suggests he might cut cost-sharing payments to Obamacare insurers
By John Sexton; Hot Air ~ May 11, 2017

Blame the drug companies for your overpriced prescription medicine
From John Jones; The Hill ~ May 11, 2017

Alliances Cropping Up In Senate, Where Almost Every Vote Holds The Power To Destroy A Deal
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 11, 2017

Memo To Congress: U.S. Health Care Costs Already A Bigger Burden For Women Than Men, Says New Report
From Elizabeth Harris; Forbes ~ May 11, 2017

More price hikes likely for government insurance markets
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ May 11, 2017

Price Fix? Drug companies drastically raising generic drug prices
By Craig Lucie; WSB-TV ~ May 11, 2017

Senate Panel Rejects Bid to Ease Drug Imports From Canada
By Jon Reid; Morning Consult ~ May 11, 2017

Looming tax reform spurs hefty corporate pension contributions
By Rob Kozlowski; Pensions & Investments ~ May 11, 2017

How To Use Life Insurance In Your Retirement Planning
From Jacob Alphin; Forbes ~ May 11, 2017

The Vexing Question of ‘Preexisting Conditions’
By Michael Tanner; National Review ~ May 10, 2017

In Senate, GOP Is Walking A Razor-Thin Margin And These Deal-Breakers Could Nudge Them Over Edge
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ May 10, 2017

Survey: American Health Care Act's Approval Rating Takes A Dip
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ May 10, 2017

Employee health benefit costs growing faster in U.S. than in Europe
By Shelby Livingston; Modern Healthcare ~ May 10, 2017

DCCC Targets 10 Republicans on Health Care in New Ads
By Bridget Bowman; Roll Call ~ May 09, 2017

Hatch: Senate’s ObamaCare repeal unlikely to go through committees
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ May 09, 2017

Why Time Is Running Out for the Republicans to Repeal Obamacare
By Rob Garver; The Fiscal Times ~ May 09, 2017

Obamacare Taxes Aren't Necessarily Going Away: GOP Senators
By Sahil Kapur; Bloomberg ~ May 09, 2017

Nearly 1 In 3 Recent FDA Drug Approvals Followed By Major Safety Actions
By Sydney Lupkin; Kaiser Health News ~ May 09, 2017

Express Scripts Lowers Drug Prices For Some Patients
By Christine Blank; Drug Topics ~ May 09, 2017

The Clock Is Ticking For Tax Reform
Jeremy Scott, Contributor, "Tax Analysts" Forbes ~ May 09, 2017

Social Security Not Keeping up With Seniors' Rising Costs
By Casey Dowd, Fox Business News – May 7, 2017

If you’re 50 or older, your health insurance may get more expensive.
By Michelle Singletary; The Washington Post ~ May 08, 2017

White House to let McConnell do his thing on health care
By Burgess Everett & Josh Dawsey; Politico ~ May 08, 2017

What moderate GOP senators want in ObamaCare repeal
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ May 08, 2017

Obama Urges Members Of Congress To Have The 'Courage' To Save Obamacare
By Kaitlan Collins; The Daily Caller ~ May 08, 2017

Republicans tout GOP healthcare bill on Sunday shows
By Rebecca Savransky; The Hill ~ May 07, 2017

GOP Sen.: Lawmakers Need Right ‘Kind’ Of CBO Score To Move Repeal Forward
By Esme Cribb; Talking Points Memo ~ May 07, 2017

As some Republicans rush to defend House health bill, Senate GOP warily pauses
By Robert Costa & John Wagner; The Washington Post ~ May 07, 2017

Republicans tout GOP healthcare bill on Sunday shows
By Rebecca Savransky; The Hill ~ May 07, 2017

GOP Sen.: Lawmakers Need Right ‘Kind’ Of CBO Score To Move Repeal Forward
By Esme Cribb; Talking Points Memo ~ May 07, 2017

As some Republicans rush to defend House health bill, Senate GOP warily pauses
By Robert Costa & John Wagner; The Washington Post ~ May 07, 2017

Trump tries to pressure Senate Republicans on health care
By Darlene Superville; The Associated Press ~ May 07, 2017

Obamacare Uncertainty May Mean Higher Insurance Premiums, Experts Say
By Maggie Fox; NBC News ~ May 07, 2017

Here's why Congress exempted itself from the new healthcare bill
By Josh Barro; Business Insider ~ May 05, 2017

Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP's monopoly in DC
By Bill Barrow & Steve Peoples; The Associated Press ~ May 06, 2017

Why are fiscal conservative opposed to single-payer healthcare?
From Cathleen London; The Hill ~ May 06, 2017

GOP braces for healthcare blowback at home
By Cristina Marcos; The Hill ~ May 06, 2017

ObamaCare vote throws curve into tax reform
By Naomi Jagoda; The Hill ~ May 06, 2017

Should you own or rent a home in retirement?
By Maurie Backman, TMF; USA TODAY ~ May 06, 2017

Growing Corvette Inventories Lead To 10 Percent Rebate From GM
By Christopher Smith; Motor 1 ~ May 05, 2017

Senate GOP vows big changes for ObamaCare bill
By Alexander Bolton; The Hill ~ May 05, 2017

Health Care Replacement Bill Repeals Nearly Every Obamacare Tax
By Ted Goodman; The Daily Caller ~ May 05, 2017

White House Says It’s Okay With The Senate Taking Its Time On Obamacare Repeal
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ May 05, 2017

Is the GOP healthcare bill good or bad for health insurers? Both, analysts say
By Leslie Small; FierceHealthcare ~ May 05, 2017

A look at the senators crucial to action on health care
By Mary Clare Jalonick; The Associated Press ~ May 05, 2017

Cohn: Tax reform will be inclusive, 'unlike healthcare'
By Niv Elis; The Hill ~ May 05, 2017

This is the No. 1 reason Americans file for bankruptcy
By Maurie Backman, TMF; USA TODAY ~ May 05, 2017

Many seniors who qualify for home-based care under Medicare aren’t receiving it. Why?
By Philip Moeller, PBS News Hour – May 3, 2017

U.S. prescription drug spending as high as $610 bln by 2021 -report
By Bill Berkrot; Reuters ~ May 04, 2017

House OKs GOP health bill, a step toward Obamacare repeal
By Alan Fram & Erica Werner; The Associated Press ~ May 04, 2017

Congress, please keep your Medicare promises to our seniors
From Rebecca Shanahan; The Hill ~ May 04, 2017

The Consequences of the Decline of Private Practice Physicians to U.S. Healthcare
From “Quora”; Forbes ~ May 04, 2017

GOP Senators to Draft Their Own Obamacare Replacement Bill
By Eli Yokley & Mary Ellen McIntire ; Morning Consult ~ May 04, 2017

What is in the Republican health-care bill?
By Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein, Washington Post – May 4, 2017

House Republicans claim a major victory with passage of health-care overhaul
By Ed O’Keefe, Paige Winfield Cunningham and Amy Goldstein, Washington Post – May 4, 2017  

Trump still enforcing Obamacare mandate
By Brianna Ehley & Aaron Lorenzo; Politico ~ May 03, 2017

Spicer: 'Literally impossible' to predict ObamaCare repeal bill's effects
By Jordan Fabian; The Hill ~ May 03, 2017

Is The GOP Health Bill Morphing Into Yet Another Big Federal Program?
By Alison Kodjak, NPR; KPBS ~ May 03, 2017

Fixing the Broken Drug Pricing System
By Shannon Firth; MedPage Today ~ May 03, 2017

Democrats say they must show how tax cuts may put Social Security, Medicare at risk
By Heidi M Przybyla ; USA TODAY ~ May 03, 2017

Republicans plan health-care vote on Thursday, capping weeks of fits and starts
By Sean Sullivan, David Weigel and Kelsey Snell

G.O.P. Scrambles as a Crucial Voice Shuns the Latest Health Bill
By Thomas Kaplan and Robert Pear, New York Times – May 2, 2017  

Senate GOP frets House could blow it on Obamacare
By Burgess Everett; Politico ~ May 02, 2017  

Leadership Loses Prominent GOPer's Support On Obamacare Repeal
By Allegra Kirkland; Talking Points Memo ~ May 02, 2017

How Trump Could Ditch the Freedom Caucus and Pass a Bipartisan Health-Care Bill
By Ryan Lizza; The New Yorker ~  May 02, 2017

High Risk Pools Worked Just Fine Before Obamacare
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ May 02, 2017

PBM stranglehold on prescription drug market demands reform
From Matthew Kandrach; The Hill ~ May 02, 2017    

Medical Care’s Duel Reality: Improving But Also Failing
By Adam Lashinsky; Fortune ~ May 02, 2017

GOP Urges Acosta to Block Obama Retirement Rule
By Bill McMorris; The Washington Free Beacon ~ May 02, 2017

GM opens renovated 'Factory One' in Flint
By Melissa Burden; The Detroit News ~ May 01, 2017

White House seeks quick vote on healthcare overhaul but hurdles remain
By Yasmeen Abutaleb & Susan Heavey; Reuters ~ May 01, 2017

Trump Won't Sign Obamacare Repeal Unless It's a 'Great Plan'
By Theodore Bunker; Newsmax ~ May 01, 2017

Top White House Officials Confidently Predict A Health Care Vote This Week
By Kaitlan Collins; The Daily Caller ~ May 01, 2017

Mnuchin sees U.S. growth reaching 3 percent in time, tax cuts to help
By Olivia Oran &d Svea Herbst-Bayliss; Reuters ~ May 01, 2017

'Reducing Size and Scope' of IRS, 'Reducing Their Power' Key to Tax Reform, Texas Rep. Says
By Craig Bannister; Cybercast News Service ~ May 01, 2017

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