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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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Serve Americans' Interests, Not Big Pharma

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on May 11, 2017 voted 13-10 mostly along party lines to kill a proposed amendment to the FDA Reauthorization Act that would have allowed Americans to purchase safe, lower priced prescription drugs imported from Canada. Send the NRLN's sample letter, with your personal comments added, to your Senators and Representative to tell them they need to pass legislation to stop the prescription drug price gouging of Americans by the pharmaceutical industry.


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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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.

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

Dems, not trusting Trump, want permanent ObamaCare fix
By Mike Lillis; The Hill ~ Apr 30, 2017

It's Time For The Senate To Get To Work On Replacing Obamacare, With Or Without The House
By Avik Roy; Forbes ~ Apr 30, 2017

Trump Vows to Keep 'Concept of Medicare' Amid Reforms
By Eric Mack; Newsmax ~ Apr 30, 2017

Trump guarantees new ObamaCare plan covers pre-existing conditions, in bid to pass overhaul plan
By Joseph Weber ; Fox News ~ Apr 30, 2017

Retiring Abroad? Here’s What You Need to Know
By Casey Dowd; Fox Business ~ Apr 30, 2017

IRS Tax Fraud Prevention Program Costs Taxpayers $18.2 Million, But Doesn't Work
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 29, 2017

Health Care Proposal Leaves States to Make Major Decisions
By Mary Ellen McIntire; Morning Consult ~ Apr 28, 2017

80 years into Social Security, Trump faces overburdened system
By Doug G. Ware; United Press International ~ Apr 27, 2017

10 Strategies For Seniors to Age Gracefully And Safely In Their Own Homes
From Robin Seaton Jefferson; Forbes ~ Apr 29, 2017

Why the U.S. pays more for health care than the rest of the world - Video
PBS News Report - Apr 27, 2017

Running Short On Time, Covered California And Insurers Seek Obamacare Answers From GOP
By Chad Terhune; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 28, 2017

Fears of losing pre-existing conditions protection under GOP
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Apr 28, 2017-

If health bill fails, Republicans may have a plan B
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Apr 28, 2017

Trump 'disappointed' in congressional GOP
By Jordan Fabian; The Hill ~ Apr 28, 2017

Americans may soon have to kiss these lucrative personal tax deductions goodbye
By Quentin Fottrell, Jillian Berman & Maria LaMagna; MarketWatch ~ Apr 27, 2017

New ObamaCare repeal bill on life support
By Scott Wong; The Hill ~ Apr 27, 2017

Healthcare groups denounce revised GOP health bill
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 27, 2017

4 key questions surrounding Obamacare repeal
By Adam Cancryn; Politico ~ Apr 27, 2017

WH Quickly Clarifies: Actually, Tax Plan Won't Impact 401(k) Tax Exempt Status
By Matt Shuham; Talking Points Memo ~ Apr 27, 2017

What Team Trump Didn't Tell Us About His Tax Plan
From Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Apr 27, 2017

Fake IRS Employees Scammed Victims Out of Nearly $9 Million, Officials Say
By Julia Zorthian; Fortune ~ Apr 27, 2017

Democrats To GOP: Give Us Subsidies And We'll Give You $15B For Military Spending
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 26, 2017

Trump will continue Obamacare payments, clearing major hurdle on spending bill
By Stephen Dinan; The Washington Times ~ Apr 26, 2017

Obamacare repeal's exception for Congress stokes charges of hypocrisy
By Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Apr 26, 2017

UN warned Trump that ObamaCare repeal could violate international law
Fox News ~ Apr 26, 2017

The Hill's Whip List: Who to watch on GOP's new ObamaCare bill
By The Hill staff; The Hill ~ Apr 26, 2017

GOP takes step forward on ObamaCare replacement, but centrists elusive
By Peter Sullivan & Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 26, 2017

Republicans’ Final Tax Reform Package May Expire After Period Of Time
By Kerry Picket; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 26, 2017

4 Easy Steps To Choosing A Financial Advisor
From Liz Frazier Peck; Forbes ~ Apr 26, 2017

This Important Insurance Is Becoming A Luxury for Retirees
By Jeff Bukhari; Fortune ~ Apr 26, 2017

Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Apr 25, 2017

GOP budget hawks open to Trump tax plan despite deficit
By Stephen Ohlemacher & Josh Boak; The Associated Press ~ Apr 25, 2017

 Public pans Republicans’ latest approach to replacing Affordable Care Act
By Amy Goldstein & Scott Clement; The Washington Post ~ Apr 25, 2017  

Compromise On Health Care Plan Woos Conservatives, But Silence From Moderates Is Deafening
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 25, 2017   

Express Scripts is airing dirty laundry in its nasty, very public Anthem divorce
By Emma Court; MarketWatch ~ Apr 25, 2017  

The Delicate Question of Sharing Medical Information With Adult Children
By Lisa Ward; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 23, 2017  

Will a Government Shutdown Affect Social Security?
By “Staff Reports”; Money Morning ~  Apr 25, 2017  

Schumer Tells Trump to Butt Out of Spending Talks
By Eli Yokley; Morning Consult ~ Apr 24, 2017

Trump: GOP health plan will bring 'real healthcare' and 'tumbling' premiums
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 24, 2017

One of the biggest middlemen in the drug industry is losing its largest customer — and the stock is tanking
By Bob Bryan & Lydia Ramsey, BI; Yahoo Finance ~ Apr 24, 2017

Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown
By Erica Werner & Andrew Taylor; The Associated Press ~ Apr 24, 2017

US Treasury secretary: Tax cuts won't raise budget deficit
By Josh Boak; The Associated Press ~ Apr 24, 2017

The Mental Mistakes We Make With Retirement Spending
By Meir Statman; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 24, 2017

Is There Really a Retirement-Savings Crisis?
By Anne Tergesen; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 23, 2017

As Jared Bernstein Now Admits, Social Security And Medicare Have Been Underfunded For Decades
From Tim Worstall; Forbes ~ Apr 24, 2017

Pensions Are On The Way Out But Retirement Funds Are Not Working Either
From John Mauldin; Forbes ~ Apr 24, 2017

Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
By David Morgan & Doina Chiacu; Reuters ~ Apr 23, 2017

GOP Keeps Obamacare 'Fragile' As Trump Nears 100 Days
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Apr 23, 2017

Public window on financial complaints could be closing soon
By Kevin Freking; The Associated Press ~ Apr 23, 2017

Paul Ryan: No vote scheduled on Obamacare repeal next week
By Susan Ferrechio; The Washington Examiner ~ Apr 22, 2017

History tells us that Republicans are taking on too much this week — and that it isn’t likely to end well
By Paul Kane; The Washington Post ~ Apr 22, 2017

20,000 Union Members, Retirees at Risk of Losing Pension Benefits
By Bill McMorris; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 22, 2017

Dem Lawmakers Respond To Mulvaney's O'Care, Border Wall Proposal: No Way!
By Esme Cribb; Talking Points Memo ~ Apr 22, 2017

Wills Can Avert Family Warfare, but Have Their Own Hidden Traps
By Janet Morrissey; The New York Times ~ Apr 21, 2017

Opinion: Prescription Drugs Are Too Expensive -- Here's The Solution
From Dr. Raymond Kordonowy; Forbes ~ Apr 22, 2017

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes
By Matt Sedensky; The Associated Press ~ Apr 22, 2017

GOP Lawmaker’s Amendment to AHCA Would Reinstate Essential Health Benefits
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 21, 2017

ObamaCare repeal: Where the GOP-Trump plan stands right now
By Peter Sullivan & Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 21, 2017

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House
By Alan Fram & Julie Pace; The Associated Press ~ Apr 21, 2017

Details on Trump’s Tax Reform Plan to Be Announced Next Week
By Melanie Arter; Cybercast News Service ~ Apr 21, 2017

Drugmakers Dramatically Boosted Lobbying Spending In Trump’s First Quarter
By Sydney Lupkin; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 21, 2017

ObamaCare replacement deal hits major speed bumps
By Peter Sullivan & Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 20, 2017

Trump Says Mystery Health Care Bill Has 'Gotten Really, Really Good'
By Matt Shuham; Talking Points Memo ~ Apr 20, 2017

The drug industry is addicted to price increases, report shows
By Meg Tirrell; CNBC ~ Apr 20, 2017

5 reasons the government might shut down
By Jennifer Scholtes & Sarah Ferris; Politico ~ Apr 20, 2017

Why Chasing Returns Is Especially Dangerous For Retirees
From Wade Pfau; Forbes ~ Apr 20, 2017

The Official New Word That Will Forever Replace The Term Retirement
From Robert Laura; Forbes ~ Apr 20, 2017

How Health Systems Can Provide Better Care For Seniors
From Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Apr 19, 2017  

Medicare's coverage decisions need more input from physicians
From Richard C. Friedberg; The Hill ~ Apr 19, 2017

In the debate over rising drug prices, both drugmakers and PBMs claim innocence
By Meg Tirrell; CNBC ~ Apr 19, 2017                   

Opinion: Stifling Competition Reduces Access to Affordable Prescriptions
By Jonathan Bydlak; Roll Call ~  Apr 18, 2017  

Analysis: How to fix America’s broken retirement system
By Michael Molinski; USA TODAY ~ Apr 19, 2017  

Why Republicans Don't Agree On How To Replace Obamacare
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Apr 18, 2017 

Looming filing deadlines, ACA exchange uncertainty put insurers in tough spot
By Leslie Small; FierceHealthcare ~ Apr 18, 2017

Trump: 'Press every one of your congressmen' on Obamacare repeal
By Pete Kasperowicz ; The Washington Examiner ~ Apr 18, 2017  

Major Insurance Company Ditches Obamacare, Profits Skyrocket
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 18, 2017  

Taking the Pain Out of Medical Decision-Making
By Jo Kline Cebuhar; LifeZette ~  Apr 18, 2017

Sen. Grassley Demands Scrutiny Of Medicare Advantage Plans
By Fred Schulte; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 18, 2017  

Opinion: Retirement savings are in crisis, but state-run plans not the answer
From Will Hansen; The Hill ~ Apr 18, 2017    

Insurers meet with Trump official to press for ObamaCare payments
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 18, 2017

Why Some People Become Cheapskates In Retirement
From Robert Laura; Forbes ~ Apr 18, 2017  

President Trump limits reach of Obamacare on 2016 tax filing
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Apr 17, 2017

Survey: Insurers have 'cautious commitment' to ObamaCare market
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 17, 2017

Obamacare's Insurers Struggle for Stability Amid Trump Threats
By Zachary Tracer & Anna Edney; Bloomberg ~ Apr 17, 2017

Supreme Court rejects new Obamacare case
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Apr 17, 2017

Trump Urged to Save Grocery, Pizza Consumers from Costly, Confusing Obamacare Reg by May 5
By Craig Bannister; Cybercast News Service ~ Apr 17, 2017

Mnuchin: Tax reform before August 'highly aggressive to not realistic'
By Naomi Jagoda; The Hill ~ Apr 17, 2017

Drug Spending Slows for Major Pharmacy Benefit Managers
By Jill Sederstrom; ModernMedicine ~ Apr 17, 2017

Why it's not smart to get a big tax refund each year
From Constance Brinkley-Badgett, Credit.com; USA TODAY ~ Apr 16, 2017

Trump’s message to Democrats: Negotiate Obamacare, or payments to insurers will be cut
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Apr 16, 2017

Your Electronic Medical Records Could Be Worth $1000 To Hackers
From Maria Yao; Forbes ~ Apr 15, 2017

How Trump insurance changes could affect coverage next year
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Apr 14, 2017

Trump must keep healthcare a priority to keep base intact
From Jonathan Bydlak; The Hill ~ Apr 14, 2017

HHS Issues Final Rule To Stabilize Marketplaces; Insurers Pleased But Want Even More Changes
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 14, 2017

Yelp reviews can lead consumers to high-quality hospitals, but organizations need to make better use of the ratings
By Ilene MacDonald; FierceHealthcare ~ Apr 14, 2017

Taking on Women’s Heart Health the Old-Fashioned Way
From Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk; Morning Consult ~ Apr 14, 2017

The right way to think about the 4% rule for retirement income
By Walter Updegrave; CNNMoney ~ Apr 12, 2017

House Republicans Urge Justice Department to Investigate IRS Targeting Scandal
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 14, 2017

Can't pay your taxes? Here are 6 ways to cope
By Tina Orem, NW; The Associated Press ~ Apr 14, 2017

Trump's 'Obamacare' fixes don't impress insurers
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Apr 13, 2017

Paul Ryan’s fire drill: Bid to revive ObamaCare repeal just for show?
By Chad Pergram; Fox News ~ Apr 13, 2017

Trump Administration Makes First Mark on Obamacare With Regulation
By Mary Ellen McIntire; Morning Consult ~ Apr 13, 2017

Democrats seek to resolve health payments on spending bill
By Andrew Taylor; The Associated Press ~ Apr 13, 2017

Opinion: The share of tax dollars coming from you is growing — and the share from companies is shrinking
By Jay L. Zagorsky; MarketWatch ~ Apr 13, 2017

New Medicare model for paying doctors passes key test
By Lauren Clason; The Hill ~ Apr 13, 2017

Upfront collections: More hospitals set up programs for patients to pay for care in advance
By Ilene MacDonald; FierceHealthcare ~ Apr 13, 2017

Meet The Other Group Of Conservatives Holding Up Obamacare Reform
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 12, 2017

Medicare Part C For All -- A Proposed Hatch-Warren Bill
From Laurence Kotlikoff; Forbes ~ Apr 12, 2017

Trump says healthcare is still GOP’s legislative priority
By Paige Minemyer ; FierceHealthcare ~ Apr 12, 2017

Washington needs to involve more doctors in policymaking
From Dan Rene; The Hill ~ Apr 12, 2017

Mulvaney Keeps Trump's Door Open On Medicare Privatization: 'Let's Talk About It'
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Apr 12, 2017

Leading healthcare groups urge Trump to fund ObamaCare payments
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 12, 2017

Are you paying for medical treatment you don’t need?
By Lois Rudick Hall; MarketWatch ~ Apr 12, 2017

Report: House Tax Reform Plan Would Create 1.7 Million Jobs and Increase After-Tax Incomes
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 12, 2017

Opinion: Social Security 2100 Act a commonsense approach to achieve solvency, pay adequate benefits
From Kevin Prindiville; The Hill ~ Apr 12, 2017

Older adults may lose ability to manage money and medications
By Carolyn Crist; Reuters ~ Apr 12, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Moving Closer to Your Children
By Glenn Ruffenach; The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 10, 2017

4 Tax Filing Tips For People 65 And Older
From Alissa Sauer, NA; Forbes ~ Apr 12, 2017

Trump cut Social Security changes from budget proposal
By Sylvan Lane, The Hill – Apr 12, 2017

Trump-taxes: President scraps tax plan, timetable threatened
By Josh Boak and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press – Apr 10, 2017

Cutting Payroll Tax a Terrible Idea for Social Security
By Brenton Smith, Newsmax – Apr 11, 2017

Column: Trump's proposal to eliminate the Social Security payroll tax may be his worst idea yet
By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angles Times – Apr 11, 2017

Freedom Caucus chair: Deal 'close' on ObamaCare repeal
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 11, 2017

Trump administration: No decision on key ObamaCare payments
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 11, 2017

GOP Bills To Replace Obamacare Do Not Tinker With Lawmakers’ Coverage
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 11, 2017

Hospital-based primary care clinics more likely to order unnecessary tests and services
By Ilene MacDonald; FierceHealthcare ~ Apr 11, 2017

Opinion: What ‘tax reform' really means
From Edward Kleinbard; The Hill ~ Apr 11, 2017

On Social Security, Democrats are listening to the people. Will Republicans follow?
From Nancy Altman; The Hill ~ Apr 11, 2017

Major Obamacare Insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield Won’t Turn a Profit in 2017
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 10, 2017

GOP owns health care dilemma now, and voter skepticism
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Emily Swanson; The Associated Press ~ Apr 10, 2017

Seniors could be in for a rude surprise if Paul Ryan gets his way on taxes
By Max Ehrenfreund; The Washington Post ~ Apr 10, 2017

Should the Social Security Trust Fund Be Allowed to Invest in Stocks?
The Wall Street Journal ~ Apr 10, 2017

50 things anyone dealing with a debt collector should know
By Jeanine Skowronski, Credit.com; USA TODAY ~ Apr 10, 2017

Congressional Republicans need to stop the infighting and repeal ObamaCare
From Rachel Bovard; The Hill ~ Apr 09, 2017

If Government Fails to Fund Subsidies, Obamacare Premiums Will Rise by 19%
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 09, 2017

Reversal: Some Republicans now defending parts of ObamaCare
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 09, 2017

Trump and taxes: Back to drawing board, seeks GOP consensus
By Josh Boak & Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Apr 09, 2017

For seniors, rising credit card debt squeezes tight
By Ellen Cannon, NW; USA TODAY ~ Apr 09, 2017

Where Obamacare Repeal Stands And What It Means For House Republicans
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 07, 2017

Report: ObamaCare markets stabilizing absent drastic changes to law
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 07, 2017

Trump economic adviser: 'I don't know' if tax reform gets done by August
By Sylvan Lane; The Hill ~ Apr 07, 2017

Know your rights as a taxpayer
By Mark Cussen, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Apr 07, 2017

A New Path to Universal Health Care?
By Andrew Breiner; Roll Call ~ Apr 06, 2017

Aetna to exit Obamacare exchange in Iowa
By Kimberly Leonard; The Washington Examiner ~ Apr 06, 2017

House Members Could See Recess Cut Short For Obamacare Repeal Vote
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 06, 2017

House conservatives urge rigorous debate on tax reform
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Apr 06, 2017

House conservatives urge rigorous debate on tax reform
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Apr 06, 2017

IRS Commissioner Will Finish Term Despite Calls to Step Down Immediately
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 06, 2017

The Triple Threat Of Tax Returns, Tech And Financial Planning
From Ed O'Brien; Forbes ~ Apr 06, 2017

GOP healthcare talks stall
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Apr 05, 2017

The Potentially 'Unconstitutional' Obamacare Feature Everyone Is Ignoring
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 05, 2017

FDA approves more drugs, and faster, than Europe, study says
By Marilynn Marchione; The Associated Press ~ Apr 05, 2017

Poll: Most young people say gov't should pay for health care
By Laurie Kellman & Emily Swanson; The Associated Press ~ Apr 04, 2017

First US City Set To See Complete Obamacare Collapse
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Apr 04, 2017

Ryan plays down hopes for quick revival of U.S. healthcare overhaul
By Richard Cowan & David Morgan; Reuters ~ Apr 04, 2017

Where There's Willingness, There's A Way For Congress And Trump To Fix Health Law
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ Apr 04, 2017

Can the GOP get a new health care bill?
By Jack Craver; BenefitsPRO ~ Apr 04, 2017

Physicians doubt whether ACOs deliver cost-effective care, higher quality
By Jeff Lagasse; Healthca

U.S. Labor Department to delay 'fiduciary' rule for 60 days pending review
By Sarah N. Lynch; Reuters ~ Apr 04, 2017

Dems blast Trump FDA pick as 'dangerous' choice
By Lydia Wheeler; The Hill ~ Apr 04, 2017

Owe the IRS? The tax man's coming, and he's got private help
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Apr 04, 2017

Social Security Not to Blame Amid Entitlements, National Debt Worries
By Brenton Smith, Newsmax – Apr 3, 2017

By Upholding The Constitution, Trump Can Breathe New Life Into 'Repeal And Replace'
From Sally Pipes; Forbes ~ Apr 03, 2017

Paul floats healthcare compromise
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 03, 2017

Dems ask Trump to drop lawsuit over ObamaCare insurer payments
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Apr 03, 2017

Accelerating drug approvals in the Trump era
By POLITICO Staff; Politico ~ Apr 03, 2017

Plan sponsors overpaying PBGC premiums — study
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Apr 03, 2017

2017 could ruin Social Security for millennials
By Brenton Smith, Media DC - March 31, 2017

Legislation Introduced to Save Americans With No Insurers on Exchanges From Tax Penalties
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Apr 02, 2017

Trump talks healthcare with Republican critic on golf course
By Jan Pytalski; Reuters ~ Apr 02, 2017

Trump says health-care bill not dead, touts Republican unity
By Peter Nicholas; MarketWatch ~ Apr 02, 2017

Worried About an IRS Audit? Read This.
By Selena Maranjian; The Motley Fool ~ Apr 02, 2017

Going in Style: 3 Ways to Make Your Money Last in Retirement
By Sharon Epperson ; Parade ~ Mar 31, 2017

The looming budget disaster, in four charts
By Mark Fahey and Nick Wells, CNBC – March 31, 2017

3 of the Biggest Credit Card Mistakes
By Jordan Wathen; The Motley Fool ~ Apr 01, 2017

A retirement crisis that spans generations and gender looms
From Cathy Weatherford; The Hill ~ Apr 01, 2017

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