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NRLN Works to Protect Your Retirement Security

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.
With support from more than 2 million members and Washington, D.C. staff, the NRLN identifies and rallies support for federal legislation that will guarantee fair and equitable treatment of retirees from the private and public sectors. Learn more about the NRLN and legislation important to retirees by clicking on the "About Us" and "Legislative" links above.

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The NRLN's power to affect legislation comes from thousands of retirees like you making your voice heard in our nation's capital. Write to your representatives now.

 

 

       BILL KADEREIT

 

PRESIDENT'S FORUM

Effort to Privatize Medicare a Disaster

On nearly a party line vote of 219-205 on April 10, the Republican majority in the U.S. House passed the fiscal year 2015 federal budget proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Representative Paul Ryan (WI-01). All Democrats and 6 Republicans voted no. The bill outlines how to balance the budget in 10 years.

It also is the last straw, the one that would obliterate Medicare forever; a tragic deception that began during the 1990’s. The NRLN will soon publish a series of 2-3 informative messages on this subject.

Starting in 2024, under Congressman Ryan’s voucher subsidy plan, everyone turning 65 would choose between private insurance plans and traditional Medicare. Once there, they would receive a voucher from the federal government to purchase medical coverage from a private insurer in a public exchange, or to pay for traditional fee-for-service Medicare. Under the premium support, seniors would be given a fixed amount to buy insurance, but the individual would have to cover any difference between the subsidy and actual cost. That voucher would be the final giveaway to health care and pharmaceutical companies. The last straw of the biggest welfare scam, ever!

Privatization of Medicare Would Be a Disaster

A key question is how the voucher's value would be adjusted over time. Congressman Ryan says that his proposal still gives seniors the choice of remaining in regular Medicare. What he doesn’t say is that his plan would make Medicare so expensive that millions of seniors would likely be forced to switch into private plans. Our tax dollars will morph from support for Medicare to insurance and drug company giveaways.

The Congressional Budget Office projects that premiums for traditional Medicare under the voucher plan would be 50% higher than current projections by 2020. Ryan contends that the voucher plan will save Medicare for future retirees because the program faces long-term financial instability. The NRLN believes Congress should instead be looking for ways to eliminate the subsidies to insurance companies and attack the real problems of high cost, overhead and health care industry inefficiencies. If necessary, increase the payroll tax rate until baby boomers move through.

NRLN Will Fight to Preserve Traditional Medicare

The NRLN will urge Senators not to pass the 2015 budget bill with the Medicare voucher plan included. It is always risky when a disastrous piece of legislation gets through one chamber of Congress. Even though conventional wisdom says this will never pass in the Senate, seniors can’t sit idly by and not pay attention to actions by their government. If the voucher plan somehow got passed by the Senate and the President signed the bill, Medicare as we know and value it today would be dead. When insurance companies get full control, the combined cost of premiums, deductibles, copays, and coinsurance is bound to increase, without any protections or recourse.

The NRLN supports a balanced budget but we believe it is imperative that Medicare be preserved for future generations and reject the assumption that “privatization” with government subsidies for insurance carriers will lower Medicare’s cost of health care. Medicare is the cornerstone for health care for Americans age 65 and older and we need to do everything we can to preserve the system in its traditional form.

Bill Kadereit, President
National Retiree Legislative Network


Members Comments on the NRLN

....recent mail from our members.

Vern Packard, Rochester, NY, Kodak Retiree... Thank You for being the voice of the Little People (us middle class citizens).

V. B. (Bert) Hanwell III Mount Dora, FL, Chrysler Retiree...I appreciate the NRLN, Bill Kadereit and its people being there…and the good work they are doing.

Robert Godfrey, Rochester, NY, Kodak Retiree.... Thank you and all your staff for your continued efforts to insure Retirees have a strong voice to advocate for us. Especially now with all the efforts by some state houses and companies to strip away retiree benefits and pensions. These are truly important times we’re facing and Washington needs you and your team more than ever.

Mary Unangst, Stanhope, NJ, Alcatel-Lucent Retiree .... I want to thank you for all the hard work you do throughout the year on our behalf. It's just unbelievable what our government thinks of to rob good people of their entitlements. I pray every day that this will all end and we can all live in unity.

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NRLN IS WORKING FOR YOU

The NRLN regularly informs members by email about important information. If you did not receive an email with the NRLN President’s Forum message or an Action Alert posted on this home page, possibly you mistakenly “unsubscribed” on one of our emails or you have a new email address that is not in the NRLN’s database. You will no longer hear from us unless you “re-subscribe”. To “re-subscribe”,click here.

FOCUS

Read Spring 2014 NRLN FOCUS Newsletter

Click here to read the SPRING 2014 edition of the NRLN FOCUS Newsletter.

The content in the 8-page newsletter includes:

  1. The NRLN President Bill Kadereit uses his column to comment on:
    • The challenges the NRLN faced in 2013
    • Improving the NRLN’s credibility on Capitol Hill
    • Using more effective communications systems
    • Strengthening alliances with pro-retirement groups
    • Proud of NRLN’s efforts on Capitol Hill
    • More attacks on retirees
  2. A report on the NRLN’s February Annual Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.
  3. The column by Marta Bascom, NRLN Executive Director, cautions that thinking Congress can neither help or harm retirees in the midst of gridlock, however, would be a dangerous mistake.
  4. Profiles on one newly elected Board Member and eight re-elected Board Members.

Click here to read the NRLN’s annual appeal letter that accompanies the Spring FOCUS newsletter. Please take the time to read the newsletter and the appeal letter.


NRLN’s Legislative Priorities Taken to Capitol Hill

Attendees at the NRLN’s Annual Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. devoted a day and a half on Feb. 4 and 5, 2014 to meetings on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and/or their staff members to advocate the NRLN’s Legislative Priorities. A few attendees remained in Washington an additional day for appointments with legislators. Click here to view photos from a few Capitol Hill appointments.


NRLN Conference Attendees’ Video Messages

Leaders of the NRLN, Retiree Associations and NRLN Chapters from across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C. Feb 3 – 5, 2014 for the NRLN’s Annual Leadership Conference. In addition to participating in the NRLN business meeting and appointments with Representatives and Senators or their staff members, a number of attendees took time to record a video message. Click here to view the videos.

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L-R Marta Bascom introducing Jeff Cruz (Leg. Aide to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bill Kadereit, Michael Calabrese


NRLN Perspective on PBGC Premium Increase

NRLN Bill Kadereit presents the NRLN perspective about Congress passing a two-year bipartisan budget bill that included a provision to raise the premiums that corporate pension plan sponsors pay to the Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). The NRLN is concerned that the legislation could prompt pension plan sponsors to take a negative action on its pension plan such as de-risking. This action is when an employer switches its plan to the purchase of an annuity from an insurance company. This eliminates for pension plan participants the protections of ERISA and the PBGC safety net.

Click here to read the NRLN President’s message.


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Obama Says 8 Million Signed Up for Obamacare Health Plans
By Mike Dorning & Alex Wayne; Bloomberg ~ Apr 17, 2014

Obamacare Spurs Jump in Consumers’ Health Spending: Economy
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Obama’s myRA Won’t Fix Our Retirement Crisis
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Hospital Visits Fell When Seniors Got Drug Coverage
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Gallup finds rate of uninsured dropped in states that embraced ObamaCare
By Mario Trujillo; The Hill ~ Apr 16, 2014

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By Jason Millman; The Washington Post ~ Apr 16, 2014

Prices Soaring for Specialty Drugs, Researchers Find
By Katie Thomas; The New York Times ~ Apr 16, 2014

The USPS wants to mine and sell data gathered from your mail
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IRS considers taxing work perks like food, gym memberships
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Report: Census survey changes will prevent analysis of Obamacare effects
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Smaller premium hikes forecast in 2015 for Obamacare
By Jennifer Haberkorn & Brett Norman; Politico ~ Apr 14, 2014

U.S. healthcare usage and spending resumes rise in 2013 -report
By Bill Berkrot; Reuters ~ Apr 15, 2014

Move Over Tax Day, It’s Also ObamaCare Enrollment D-Day
By Kate Rogers; Fox Business ~ Apr 15, 2014

10 tax breaks enjoyed by the rich
By Bill Bischoff; MarketWatch ~ Apr 15, 2014

CBO sees lower costs for ACA insurance provisions
By Kevin G. Hal, McCN ; The Charlotte Observer ~ Apr 14, 2014

Burwell's top five challenges at HHS
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Apr 14, 2014

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Apr 14, 2014

Obamacare 2015 Rate Hikes May Soon Come Into View
By Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Apr 13, 2014

Obama's new health secretary nominee draws early Republican fire
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Apr 13, 2014

How To Find Out When You'll Get Your Tax Refund
By Deborah L. Jacobs; Forbes ~ Apr 13, 2014

Discord Over What to Pay the Doctor
By Melinda Beck; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 13, 2014

In Denial About Your Debts?
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By Veronica Dagher; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 13, 2014

Thought Secure, Pooled Pensions Teeter and Fall
By Mary Williams Walsh, New York Times – Apr 12, 2014

Insurer Push on Obamacare Premiums Tops Burwell Challenge
By Alex Wayne; Bloomberg ~ Apr 12, 2014

3 Last-Minute Tips for Tax Filers
By Kate Rogers; Fox Business ~ Apr 11, 2014

Debts That Can Kill Your Retirement Plan
By Mitch Tuchman; Forbes ~ Apr 11, 2014

High fees eroding many 401(k) retirement accounts
By Josh Boak & Paul Wiseman; The Associated Press ~ Apr 12, 2014

Does signing up for Obamacare make you a cybercrime target?
By Jen Wieczner; Fortune ~ Apr 11, 2014

Obamacare taxes add BILLIONS to rising premiums
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 11, 2014

New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Apr 11, 2014

Poll shows Obamacare enrollment not budging public opinion
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 11, 2014

Do you have a financial safety net?
By Blair Shiff; KUSA-TV ~ Apr 11, 2014

Secret to retiree happiness: Part-time work
By Matthew Heimer; MarketWatch ~ Apr 11, 2014

5 Unseen Risks Stalking Your Retirement
By Mitch Tuchman; Forbes ~ Apr 11, 2014

Tips to Manage Spending in Retirement
By Paul Sullivan; The New York Times ~ Apr 11, 2014

House passes Paul Ryan's budget
By Susan Davis, USA Today – Apr 10, 2014

Sebelius to resign as HHS chief
By Elise Viebeck, Jonathan Easley & Justin Sink; The Hill ~ Apr 10, 2014

Rand Corp. Study: Mixed Verdict on Obamacare Enrollment
By Joe Battaglia; Newsmax ~ Apr 10, 2014

Health Goal Met, White House Reviews Missteps
By Michael D. Shear; The New York Times ~ Apr 10, 2014

HHS: ObamaCare enrollment hits 7.5M
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Apr 10, 2014

IRS prepares to go after ObamaCare mandate fines
Fox News ~ Apr 10, 2014

Cost of drugs used by Medicare doctors can vary greatly by region, analysis finds
By Peter Whoriskey, Dan Keating and Lena H. Sun, Washington Post – Apr 9, 2014

Obamacare making insurance cheaper – for cars
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By Jonnelle Marte; MarketWatch ~ Apr 09, 2014

Survey: Employers beat Obamacare in covering uninsured
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 09, 2014

Study: Early O-Care enrollees sicker than average patient
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Apr 09, 2014

Data trove shows U.S. doctors reap millions from Medicare
By Sharon Begley & M.B. Pell; Reuters ~ Apr 09, 2014

How Medicare doctor data could help you
By Matthew Heimer; MarketWatch ~ Apr 09, 2014

Everything you need to do before April 15
And what do to if you can’t pay by the deadline

By Eva Rosenberg; MarketWatch ~ Apr 09, 2014

U.S. insurers still expect cuts in 2015 Medicare Advantage payments
By Caroline Humer; Reuters ~ Apr 08, 2014

Latest ObamaCare surprise: Most won't be able to buy health insurance until end of year
By Jim Angle; Fox News ~ Apr 08, 2014

U.S. has not determined legal authority to delay Obamacare mandate
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Apr 08, 2014

Primary Care Shortage? Not For The Insured, Study Shows
By Elana Gordon, WHYY; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 08, 2014

Medical Assn won't stop Medicare doc data release
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Apr 08, 2014

Gallup survey suggests sign-ups under ObamaCare not as high as White House says
Fox News ~ Apr 07, 2014

Millions of Americans aren’t working. Why?
By Allison Linn; CNBC ~ Apr 07, 2014

Government Hikes Medicare Advantage Pay Estimate
By Tom Murphy, Associated Press – Apr 8, 2014

New Coding System to Add Costs, Burdens to Healthcare
By Andrea Billups; Newsmax ~ Apr 07, 2014

How your 401(k) could disinherit your kids
By Matthew Heimer; MarketWatch ~ Apr 07, 2014

AG Holder Warns Americans of Tax Day Fraud
By Kate Rogers; Fox Business ~ Apr 07, 2014

Decoding The High-Stakes Debate Over Medicare Advantage Cuts
By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News – Apr 7, 2014

Obama’s new healthcare dilemma
By Jonathan Easley; The Hill ~ Apr 06, 2014

GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate
By David Espo; The Associated Press ~ Apr 06, 2014

For Dems, a problem with seniors
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For Dems, a problem with seniors
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5 strategies to build your retirement income
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The Smart Way to Tap Investment Accounts in Retirement
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7M enrolled doesn't guarantee health law's success
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More Americans see middle-class status as unobtainable goal now
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First Chicago, now the nation, sees a shriveling middle class
By Neil Munro; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 04, 2014

Opinion: Medicare reform redux: How Ryan's new plan squeezes seniors
By Mark Miller, Reuters – Apr 3, 2014

Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now
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Deadline for Obamacare stragglers set, but their numbers still uncertain
By Russ Britt; MarketWatch ~ Apr 04, 2014

Inmates getting coverage under ObamaCare, as states shift cost to feds
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3 Steps That Help You Retire 'Inevitably Rich'
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Opinion: Social Security can’t save us from the poorhouse
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Report: Obamacare will cost large employers over $5k per employee
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Final O-Care enrollment deadline to hit April 15
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Top insurer: 15-20 percent aren’t paying Obamacare premiums
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Why would a person sign up for Obamacare but not pay the premium?
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Obama claims 3 million youths in O’care; No way, says study
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House advances bill to end ObamaCare's 30-hour workweek
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U.S. says HealthCare.gov functions unavailable to new users
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Health care sign-ups surge _ will they save Dems?
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Over 7 Million Enrolled by Obamacare Deadline, Carney Says
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Congress passes bill to stop cut in payments to Medicare doctors
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What Happens Next On The Health Law?
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Sebelius: Insurers Say 80-90% Of Obamacare Enrollees Have Paid First Premium
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Health care spending growth hits 10-year high
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Health Law Legacy Eludes Obama As Changes Sink In
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In voice vote, House approves Medicare ‘doc fix’
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Report: Obamacare premiums could cost the young 14 percent of income
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Obamacare’s National Enrollment Looks OK, But States Matter More
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Insurers tire of 'frenemy' White House
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Mar 27, 2014

Democrats push for new changes to ObamaCare amid midterm fears
Fox News ~ Mar 27, 2014

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By Mitch Tuchman; MarketWatch ~ Mar 27, 2014

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By Dylan Scott; Talking Points Memo ~ Mar 26, 2014

Most uninsured don't know Obamacare deadline
By Tami Luhby; Money ~ Mar 26, 2014

Obama administration extends health care enrollment deadline for some
Fox News ~ Mar 25, 2014

How to swoop in and manage your parents' finances
By Beth Pinsker; Reuters ~ Mar 26, 2014

Pitfalls of Reverse Mortgages May Pass to Borrower’s Heirs
By Jessica Silver-Greenberg; The New York Times ~ Mar 26, 2014

Retirement savers: Remember the taxes
By Alicia H. Munnell; MarketWatch ~ Mar 26, 2014

Obamacare Subsidies Face Skeptical Appeals Court Judges
By Andrew Zajac; Bloomberg ~ Mar 25, 2014

Obamacare customer can keep her doctor — if she can afford it
By Greg Campbell; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 25, 2014

House committee accuses Sebelius of ‘misleading’ about not knowing how many paid first-month Obamacare premiums
By Patrick Howley; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 25, 2014

Pension balance sheets stronger in 2013
By Anne Tergesen; MarketWatch ~ Mar 25, 2014

'File-and-suspend': A Social Security strategy under fire
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Mar 25, 2014

Four years later, Democrats wait for ObamaCare popularity bounce
By Jonathan Easley; The Hill ~ Mar 24, 2014

Draft Rules Would Help Protect Seniors When Medicare Advantage Plans Drop Doctors
By Susan Jaffe; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 24, 2014

FAQ: What Are The Penalties For Not Getting Insurance?
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 24, 2014

Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors
From HealthDay; US News & World Report ~ Mar 24, 2014

5 ways to reduce your financial anxiety
By Kerri Anne Renzulli; Money ~ Mar 24, 2014

You're Living Longer: Plan For It
From Northwestern MutualVoice Team; Forbes ~ Mar 24, 2014

The all-new, all-American Chrysler 200 sedan is ready for prime time
By Brent Snavely; Detroit Free Press ~ Mar 23, 2014

Obamacare plans bring hefty fees for certain drugs
By Kelli Kennedy; The Associated Press ~ Mar 22, 2014

Millions on the sidelines for big health care push
By Connie Cass; The Associated Press ~ Mar 23, 2014

Health law birth control coverage before justices
By Mark Sherman; The Associated Press ~ Mar 23, 2014

Fourth anniversary of Obamacare brings stories of pain, confusion, anger to light
By Patrick Howley; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 23, 2014

A Kinder, Gentler Reverse Mortgage
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By Tom Lauricella; The Wall Street Journal ~ Mar 23, 2014

Lean, mean, pothole-fighting machine: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
By Henry Payne; The Detroit News ~ Mar 22, 2014

Should Congress limit mortgage deduction?
By Wall Street Journal; MarketWatch ~ Mar 22, 2014

A Costly Failed Experiment
The law's treatment of people is arbitrary and unfair. Its economic impact is only going to get worse.
 By John C. Goodman; The Wall Street Journal ~ Mar 21, 2014

Grace period for ObamaCare shoppers?  By Justin Sink; The Hill ~ Mar 21, 2014

Insurers see double-digit Obamacare price rises in many states next year  By David Morgan & Caroline Humer; Reuters ~ Mar 21, 2014

Health Insurance Companies' Arranged Marriage With The IRS  By Joe Harpaz; Forbes ~ Mar 21, 2014

Report: IRS phone scam sweeping nation  By Rachael Bade; Politico ~ Mar 21, 2014

Obamacare architect: Law will cause ‘the end of employer-sponsored insurance’
By Patrick Howley; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 20, 2014

What to do if you have to switch doctors
Insurance changes related to Obamacare are forcing some boomers to find new MDs

By Elizabeth O'Brien; MarketWatch ~ Mar 20, 2014

Medicare put on the brink, yet again
Next week, Congress will be racing against the clock to put a band-aid on an automatic measure that will significantly cut what doctors receive for treating Medicare patients.

By Claire Zillman; Fortune ~ Mar 20, 2014

Avoid these mistakes when budgeting for health your expenses
By NerdWallet, Lacie Glover; Fox News ~ Mar 19, 2014

Increasing Social Security Benefits Would Wreck Retirement Security
From Jeffrey Brown; Forbes ~ Mar 20, 2014

Just 11 percent of long-term unemployed finding jobs
Princeton University study By Josh Boak, AP; The Herald ~ Mar 20, 2014

Want a Samsung Galaxy S5? AT&T pre-orders start Friday.
By Matthew Shaer; The Christian Science Monitor ~ Mar 20, 2014

Boeing books 71 orders for 737s in week
GlobalPost ~ Mar 20, 2014

Kodak revenue falls 18 percent on lower motion picture film sales
By Rohit T. K.; Reuters ~ Mar 19, 2014

Retirement: 36% have saved $1,000 or less
By Matthew Heimerl; MarketWatch ~ Mar 19, 2014

Report: Premiums rising faster than eight years before Obamacare COMBINED
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 18, 2014

O-Care premiums to skyrocket
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Mar 19, 2014

American Medical Association: Obamacare sticks doctors with unpaid bills
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 19, 2014

Got Obamacare, can't find doctors
By Tami Luhby; Money ~ Mar 19, 2014

10 States Are Critical To Administration's Efforts To Enroll 6 Million In New Health Plans
By Phil Galewitz; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 19, 2014

Companies Prepare To Dump Pension Plans In 2014
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Mar 19, 2014

Retirees’ health costs pegged at $220,000
How to prepare for health-cost sticker shock

By Andrea Coombes; MarketWatch ~ Mar 18, 2014

Republican leaders plan town halls on replacement for Obamacare
United Press International ~ Mar 18, 2014

14 Ways To Avoid The Obamacare Tax
By Scott Gottlieb; Forbes ~ Mar 18, 2014

Concerns about cancer centers under health law
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 18, 2014

Some Young People Won't Get Tax Help for Obamacare Insurance
By Elana Gordon, WHYY; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 18, 2014

Congresswoman: Obama admin rule change lets insurance companies keep more profits, pay less for care
By Patrick Howley ; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 18, 2014

Obamacare leaves Las Vegas man owing $407,000 in doctor bills
By Jennifer Robison; Las Vegas Review-Journal ~ Mar 18, 2014

U.S. hospital stocks rise as insurance enrollment ticks up
Reuters ~ Mar 18, 2014

Retirement Risks: It All Starts With Longevity
By Wade Pfau; Forbes ~ Mar 18, 2014

Retirement confidence bounces back, but only among wealthy savers
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Mar 18, 2014

7 Things You Need to Know About the Obamacare Deadline
By Liz Neporent; ABC News ~ Mar 17, 2014

White House now touting Obamacare with twerking, cat gifs
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 17, 2014

Defiant Americans: A Third of Uninsured Refuse to Buy Obamacare
By Greg Richter; Newsmax ~ Mar 17, 2014

Pace of health insurance enrollment picks up as Affordable Care Act deadline nears
By Sandhya Somashekhar ; The Washington Post ~ Mar 17, 2014

How many have paid Obamacare premiums?
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 17, 2014

Obamacare Enrollment Has Now Reached 5 Million
By Dylan Scott; Talking Points Memo ~ Mar 17, 2014

Can Congress Put An End To Annual Medicare Payment Ritual?
By Susan Jaffe; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 17, 2014

Risks Mount for Retirees in Limited Energy Partnerships
By Isaac Arnsdorf & Alex Nussbaum; Bloomberg ~ Mar 17, 2014

U.S. retirees return to reverse mortgages, big banks stay away
By Peter Rudegeair & Michelle Conlin; Reuters ~ Mar 17, 2014

Many boomers still have all-stock IRAs
By Glenn Ruffenach; MarketWatch ~ Mar 17, 2014

AT&T goes ultra-geeky with its new ad campaign
By Kevin Fitchard; Gigaom ~ Mar 17, 2014

Pfeiffer: No way White House delays O-Care's individual mandate
By Peter Schroeder; The Hill ~ Mar 16, 2014

Democrats seek ways to limit Obamacare fallout after Florida defeat
By Steve Holland & Thomas Ferraro; Reuters ~ Mar 16, 2014

Obama Administration Tightens Health Plan Standards For 2015
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 15, 2014

Extending old health insurance plans may have little impact
United Press International ~ Mar 15, 2014

GOP rep.: Obamacare disrupting Medicare for seniors
By Jake Miller; CBS News ~ Mar 15, 2014

US government ceding control of key Internet body
By Michael Liedtke; The Associated Press ~ Mar 15, 2014

Tax scams to look out for
By Dana Clemens; KQFX ~ Mar 15, 2014

Are You Ready to Be Audited?
Here's how to prepare for the questions you hope you never get.

By Laura Saunders; The Wall Street Journal ~ Mar 15, 2014

Marchionne calls Sterling Heights plant 'Cinderella story' at Chrysler 200 event
By Brent Snavely; Detroit Free Press ~ Mar 14, 2014

House Obamacare vote sets stage for new campaign attacks
By Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Mar 14, 2014

Administration to weaken O-Care formula, aiding insurers
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Mar 14, 2014

White House orders broader Obamacare health plans in 2015
By Jason Millman; The Washington Post ~ Mar 14, 2014

Obama says enough people signed up to make U.S. healthcare law work
By Will Dunham; Reuters ~ Mar 14, 2014

Another Obamacare provision delayed a THIRD time
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 14, 2014

Obama: ‘Many folks’ will lose their doctors under Obamacare
By Vince Coglianese; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 14, 2014

How ObamaCare Will Impact Your Taxes
By Bonnie Lee/Taxpertise; Fox Business ~ Mar 13, 2014

Grab these tax breaks while you still can
By Amy Feldman; Reuters ~ Mar 14, 2014

As Living Standards Fall For Seniors, Some See Signs of ‘Silver Revolution’
By David Wallis; The New York Times ~ Mar 14, 2014

Insurers May Get Cost Break Thanks To Rocky ACA Rollout
By Jay Hancock & Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 13, 2014

Obamacare Co-Ops Defy Forecasts to Win Market Share
By Alex Wayne; Bloomberg ~ Mar 13, 2014

Obamacare will struggle to reach 6 million enrollee forecast, report says
By Russ Britt; MarketWatch ~ Mar 13, 2014

White House reverses O-Care subsidy cuts
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Mar 13, 2014

Administration adds major exemption for ObamaCare individual mandate
Fox News ~ Mar 13, 2014

An Unpalatable Plan to Rescue Failing Pensions
By Lorraine Woellert; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Mar 13, 2014

The Biggest Threat to Your Assets
By Erik Carter; Forbes ~ Mar 13, 2014

Is AT&T a Safe Investment?
By Victor Mora; Wall St. Cheat Sheet ~ Mar 13, 2014

Medicare Changes Prompt Enrollees to Reconsider Plans
By Walecia Konrad; The New York Times ~ Mar 12, 2014

Employers Raise U.S. Worker Deductibles to Cut Health Costs
By Caroline Chen; Bloomberg ~ Mar 12, 2014

Changes announced for ERISA Advisory Council
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Mar 12, 2014

Obama threatens to veto GOP 'doc fix' bill
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Mar 12, 2014

Employers See Negligible Increase In Workers Participating In Job-Based Coverage
By Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 12, 2014

Sebelius says no Obamacare mandate delay, enrollment extension
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Mar 12, 2014

New Analysis Projects Lower Overall Obamacare Sign-Ups
By Dylan Scott; Talking Points Memo ~ Mar 12, 2014

Sebelius says Obamacare premiums will go up next year
By Patrick Howley; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 12, 2014

HHS set to blow $1 TRILLION in 2015 as healthcare costs grow by leaps and bounds
By Katie McHugh; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 12, 2014

Gallup: Only 25 percent of US is satisfied with country's direction
By Blake Neff; The Hill ~ Mar 12, 2014

Four 401(k) Red Flags
By John Wasik; Forbes ~ Mar 12, 2014

AT&T Tests Drivers' Desire to Pay for LTE
By Sarah Reedy; Light Reading ~ Mar 12, 2014

Republican Jolly Wins U.S. House Seat in Obamacare Fight
By Toluse Olorunnipa & Greg Giroux; Bloomberg ~ Mar 11, 2014

Insurers wary of Obamacare unknowns as they plan for 2015
By Caroline Humer; Reuters ~ Mar 11, 2014

Why employers are shifting retiree health into insurance exchanges
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Mar 11, 2014

Affordable Care Act Gives Workers New Mobility
Health insurance guarantees make it easier to change careers, retire early

By Jane Bryant Quinn; AARP Bulletin ~ March, 2014

Pace of health exchange enrollment slows in February, figures show
By Sandhya Somashekhar & Amy Goldstein; The Washington Post ~ Mar 11, 2014

Obamacare enrollment in private coverage rises to 4.2 million people
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Mar 11, 2014

On 401(k)s, plan fees really do matter, and the government wants to get you a better deal
By Michelle Singletary; The Washington Post ~ Mar 11, 2014

U.S. Could Face Shortage of Cancer Doctors
By Dennis Thompson; HealthDay ~ Mar 11, 2014

Social Security, marriage and divorce
By Andy Landis; MarketWatch ~ Mar 11, 2014

For Your Retirement Preparedness, Go To CAMP
By Roger Roemmich, NA; Forbes ~ Mar 11, 2014

Gallup: Percentage of Uninsured Americans Higher Now Than in 2008
By Susan Jones; Cybercast News Service ~ Mar 10, 2014

US administration pulls back on Medicare drug benefit proposals
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Mar 10, 2014

Union: Obamacare will slash wages by up to $5 an hour
By Paul Bedard; Washington Examiner ~ Mar 09, 2014

Prison inmates get Obamacare benefits under Medicaid provisions
By Russ Britt; MarketWatch ~ Mar 10, 2014

Franklin Templeton: More Americans seeing retirement problems ahead
By Robert Steyer; Pensions & Investments ~ Mar 10, 2014

Right price for investing advice could be $0
By Glenn Ruffenach; MarketWatch ~ Mar 10, 2014

One Move Boosts Retirement Income
By John Wasik; Forbes ~ Mar 10, 2014

ObamaCare bill gets chilly reception
By Kevin Bogardus; The Hill ~ Mar 09, 2014

Cruz on O-Care repeal: ‘We’ll do it in 2017’
By Keith Laing; The Hill ~ Mar 09, 2014

Economist: Real unemployment rate is 11%
By Greg Corombos ; WND ~ Mar 09, 2014

RPT-Republicans press Medicare attack in congressional elections
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Mar 08, 2014

The Obamacare money under the couch
By Brett Norman & David Nather; Politico ~ Mar 07, 2014

AT&T Again to Cut Prices for U.S. Wireless Plans
By Thomas Gryta; The Wall Street Journal ~ Mar 08, 2014

Latinos left behind by Obamacare
By Dr. Cristina Beato; CNN ~ Mar 07, 2014

Obamacare's Surprise Medicare Cut
By John Tozzi; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Mar 06, 2014

What Will Obamacare Really Cost? They Might Be First To Know
By Jay Hancock; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 07, 2014

CMS awarded $58M to Healthcare.gov firm it already fired
By Jason Millman; The Washington Post ~ Mar 07, 2014

Employer Health Cost Increases At 15-Year Low As ObamaCare Comes Into View
By Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Mar 06, 2014

Health insurance marketplaces signing up few uninsured Americans, surveys say
By Amy Goldstein; The Washington Post ~ Mar 06, 2014

Study: O-Care targets know little about options
By Jonathan Easley; The Hill ~ Mar 06, 2014

House to vote on 'doc fix' – with Obamacare funds
By Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Mar 06, 2014

Private health exchanges begin to shift behavior
By Beth Pinsker; Reuters ~ Mar 06, 2014

AT&T ranks among most valuable brands
By Mike W. Thomas; San Antonio Business Journal ~ Mar 06, 2014

If Obama Waives Health Rules On Small Business, Decision Comes With Costs
By Scott Gottlieb; Forbes ~ Mar 05, 2014

Zeke Emanuel admits politics behind new Obamacare delay: ‘For the political gain, it’s worth it’
By Brendan Bordelon; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 05, 2014

Non-Obamacare health plans get two-year extension, not one
By Russ Britt; MarketWatch ~ Mar 05, 2014

Latest Obamacare wrinkle brings swift, widespread criticism
By Russ Britt; MarketWatch ~ Mar 05, 2014

Insurers increase ads to get people to sign up for health plans under Affordable Care Act
By Juliet Eilperin; The Washington Post ~ Mar 05, 2014

Another Way to Do the Math for Social Security Reform
By Phillip Swagel; The New York Times ~ Mar 05, 2014

California company Valley Yellow Pages sues AT&T, alleging unfair marketing practices
By Scott Smith, AP; Daily Journal ~ Mar 05, 2014

Analysis: Obama budget tries to have it both ways
By David Espo; The Associated Press ~ Mar 04, 2014

Another Funny Thing Happened On The Way to Healthcare Reform
By John Osborn; Forbes ~ Mar 04, 2014

Health Law Provides No Guarantees Of Access To Midwives, Birthing Centers
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 04, 2014

America's painful doctor shortage is threatening health care reform
By Shawn Tully; Fortune ~ Mar 04, 2014

Obama’s budget wish list: Money and manpower for regulations
By Ben Goad; The Hill ~ Mar 04, 2014

Christian alternative to ObamaCare growing fast as deadline nears
By Garrett Tenney; Fox News ~ Mar 03, 2014

Will Obamacare enrollment period end with a bang, or a whimper?
By Russ Britt; MarketWatch ~ Mar 04, 2014

ObamaCare Fix Could Bring More Trouble for Insurers
By Kate Rogers; Fox Business ~ Mar 04, 2014

Obama to Delay Obamacare Again to Help Democrats in Midterms
By Melanie Batley; Newsmax ~ Mar 04, 2014

Administration reportedly will extend ObamaCare fix for canceled health plans
Fox News ~ Mar 04, 2014

Strategies to Reduce the Impact of ObamaCare Taxes
By Gail Buckner; Fox Business ~ Mar 03, 2014

Slide in large pension plan funding continues in February: Mercer
By Jerry Geisel; Business Insurance ~ Mar 04, 2014

George Soros and Obama administration fund Chicago group enrolling prisoners in Obamacare
By Patrick Howley; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 03, 2014

House subcommittee chairman: Obama administration policy would eliminate half of all existing Medicare Part D plans
By Patrick Howley; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 02, 2014

The hidden number key to Obamacare's success
By Tami Luhby; Money ~ Mar 03, 2014

Study: Private companies cheaper than Obamacare exchanges
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 03, 2014

Lower Medicaid signups seen in health law study
The Associated Press ~ Mar 03, 2014

Shoppers Confront More Glitches, Frustrations From State Health Exchanges
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 03, 2014

For lawmakers, an O-Care escape option
By Pete Kasperowicz; The Hill ~ Mar 03, 2014

5 places to report IRA contributions on your tax return
By Jeffrey Levine; MarketWatch ~ Mar 03, 2014

Labor Force Participation in 2013 Lowest in 35 Years
By Ali Meyer; Cybercast News Service ~ Mar 03, 2014

What you need to know about March health deadline
By Associated Press; The Washington Post ~ Mar 02, 2014

Obamacare’s under-the-radar sales push
By Carrie Budoff Brown; Politico ~ Mar 01, 2014

Though ObamaCare Offers More Benefits, Workers See Value 'Erode'
By Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Mar 01, 2014

The stealth tax on retiree income
By Scott Burns; The Dallas Morning News ~ Mar 01, 2014

Researchers team therapy dogs with senior exercise program
United Press International ~ Mar 01, 2014


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