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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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click here to read the NRLN's current Action Alert and send the sample letter to your elected representatives.
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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

A New Opportunity to Work with Congress

As you know, on Election Day, Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate, winning a net gain of at least 10 seats for a majority of 52 with races in Alaska and Louisiana races still to be determined. Republicans also increased their majority in the U.S. House and, when all votes are counted, will have close to 245 of the 345 seats, the largest Republican majority in the House since the Truman administration in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

For the sake of our nation, the NRLN hopes that the change in Congress will result in the two parties working together for the benefit of all Americans.

We are fortunate to have been lobbying our whitepaper proposals to Democrats and Republican alike and in several cases both Democrats and Republicans have cosponsored bills that support our positions. Of course, there are no guarantees that Congress will be in a cooperative mood to support retiree legislation but we are ready to move forward on policies which support retirees and hope they are as well.

The NRLN will be working to get bills its supports out of committees and passed prior to the conclusion of the 113th Congress at the end of this year. Among the bills the NRLN has been advocating that have been bottled up in committees are:

With the party leadership changes, these bills are very unlikely to be passed during the “lame duck” session this year. We will work to get the bills reintroduced in the new 114th Congress and continue to advocate for their passage. Also, we lobby daily for the introduction of new bills that would support our bankruptcy reform, de-risking, back door reversions, Social Security and other income security proposals.

With the Republicans in the majority in the House and Senate when the 114th Congress convenes, the NRLN will be vigilant in case some Republicans again introduce legislation to privatize Social Security and convert Medicare to a voucher plan.

There have been reports in the news media quoting Republicans, Democrats and President Obama about working better together. The NRLN intends to be there to present them with proposals to give them the opportunity to work together to protect retirement income security and reduce the cost of health care—particularly the cost of prescription drugs.

The NRLN will be asking you to respond to our Action Alerts and communicate with your members of Congress in other ways on these issues in order to demonstrate to them you expect them to work on your behalf.

Bill Kadereit, President
National Retiree Legislative Network


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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.

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Read Fall 2014 NRLN FOCUS Newsletter

The content in the 8-page newsletter includes:

  • NRLN President Bill Kadereit uses his column to explain: --We implemented a new process to identify and track bills related to our Legislative Agenda, set priorities on those bills that we will support or oppose and take actions to carry out our objectives.
  • NRLN Launches American Retirees Education Foundation --AREF’s mission, as a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt foundation, is to research, educate and inform retirees, future retirees and the general public on how best to protect and promote retirement income security and retiree health care.
  • NRLN’s Top Initiatives Advocated During Washington, D.C. Fly-In.
  • Grassroots Advocates Have Power to Influence Congress by Bob Martina, Vice President – Grassroots.
  • Register Now For NRLN’s Washington, D.C. Conference February 2 – 4, 2015
  • Marta Bascom, NRLN Executive Director, writes in her column: --An important part of every grassroots strategy seeking to influence Congress includes the urging of legislators to co-sponsor bills.

NRLN News Release: Allow Medicare to Negotiate for Drug Prices

The NRLN tries to take advantage of every opportunity to gain exposure for its legislative initiatives. An opportunity presented itself with the Oct. 5th 60 Minutes report “The Cost of Cancer Drugs”. In the report three doctors were critical of high prescription drug prices with one doctor believing that the law preventing Medicare from negotiating for lower prices must be changed.

The NRLN has for a long time advocated legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate for lower prices for prescription drugs. Click here to read the NRLN’s news release on this issue distributed on Tuesday, Oct. 14 to the national news media.


action alert NRLN Action Alert: Pass Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act

The NRLN is asking you to email the NRLN’s sample letters to your U.S. Representative and Senators to urge him or her to work to pass the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act (H.R. 1102) and (S. 117). If passed, the Act would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate with pharmaceutical manufacturers the prices that may be charged to Medicare Part D prescription drug plan sponsors and Medicare Advantage organizations for covered Part D drugs. This would mean more affordable prescription drugs for seniors and would save Medicare up to $156 billion over the next 10 years. Click here to access the sample letters.


Retirees Advocate NRLN's Top Initiatives During Fly-In

The NRLN's Washington, D.C. Fly-In on September 29th – Oct. 1, 2014 sent leaders of the NRLN, retiree association and Chapters to Capitol Hill to advocate the NRLN's top legislative initiatives on vital retirement issues.

Twenty-five individuals participated in the Fly-In from six retiree associations, three NRLN chapters, three invited Congressional District Leaders and the NRLN staff. The retiree associations were: AT&T Ameritech/SBC Retirees (AASBCR), Detroit Edison Alliance of Retirees (DEAR), JDRO – A Family of John Deere Retirees, Lucent Retirees Organization (LRO), National Chrysler Retirement Organization (NCRO) and NWB-USWest-Qwest. The chapters represented included: Arizona, Utah and Washington State. The Congressional District Leaders attending were from Florida, Maryland and Massachusetts.

Guest presenters at the Monday afternoon opening session were Constance (Connie) Donovan, Participant and Plan Sponsor Advocate at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and Karen Friedman, Executive Vice President of the Pension Rights Center. On Tuesday and Wednesday, 36 meetings were held with Congressional staff members. Click here to view a few of the Fly-In videos and photos.

IN THE NEWS...

Obamacare Architect Gruber Called to Testify Before Congress
By Jennifer G. Hickey; Newsmax ~ Nov 21, 2014

Loose-lipped ObamaCare adviser's predictions more bad than bold, analysis shows
By Maxim Lott; Fox News ~ Nov 21, 2014

Obama fires back at Boehner
By Justin Sink; The Hill ~ Nov 21, 2014

Boehner: House GOP files Obamacare suit
By Deirdre Walsh & Dana Bash; CNN ~ Nov 21, 2014

Obama: U.S. Taxpayers Must Pay For Illegals’ Children
By Neil Munro; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 20, 2014

Fallout from Gruber’s remarks spreads
By Stephanie Armour; MarketWatch ~ Nov 20, 2014

More Obamacare troubles: Enrollment numbers inflated
By Gregory Korte; USA TODAY ~ Nov 20, 2014

Majority Say Not Gov't Duty to Provide Healthcare for All
By Frank Newport; Gallup ~ Nov 20, 2014

Why Should We Care About Universal Health Insurance Coverage?
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Nov 20, 2014

Employer Survey Shows Shifts In Cost To Employees With High Deductible Plans
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 20, 2014

The drugstore lobby solution: Make seniors pay more
By Mark Merritt; The Hill ~ Nov 20, 2014

Study: American Seniors Face Health Care Gaps, Despite Medicare
By Shefali Luthra; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 19, 2014

Study: American Seniors Face Health Care Gaps, Despite Medicare
By Shefali Luthra; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 19, 2014

How to stop adult children from derailing your retirement goals
By Robert Stammers; MarketWatch ~ Nov 20, 2014

Is your retirement ‘fully funded’?
By Robert Powell; MarketWatch ~ Nov 20, 2014

Found: Billions Of Wasted Medicare Dollars
By Peter Uber; Forbes ~ Nov 19, 2014

Medicare, Medicaid get ‘big data’ chief
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Nov 19, 2014

Sticker Shock: Some Medicare Part D Beneficiaries Will Pay More Next Year
By Ed Silverman; The Wall Street Journal ~ Nov 19, 2014

Bringing Sanity to the Health Insurance Market
By Gail Buckner; Fox Business ~ Nov 18, 2014

U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows
By Steven Reinberg, HD; WebMD ~ Nov 19, 2014

Boehner hires third lawyer to sue Obama
By Deirdre Walsh; CNN ~ Nov 18, 2014

Key ObamaCare official used threats, 'tantrums' to push website launch despite concerns, email claims
By Stephanie McNeal; Fox News ~ Nov 18, 2014

Federal gov't health websites come up short
By Hope Yen, AP; The San Diego Union-Tribune ~ Nov 18, 2014

The Baffling Math That Determines What People Actually Pay for Obamacare
By John Tozzi; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Nov 17, 2014

Obamacare: 5 things to know about the law's future
By Rebecca Kaplan; CBS News ~ Nov 17, 2014

Coming Obamacare battle has risk for all sides
By Albert R. Hunt, BN; Standard Examiner ~ Nov 17, 2014

Health Law Turns Obama and Insurers Into Allies
By Robert Pear; The New York Times ~ Nov 17, 2014

Medicare enrollment slip-ups can be costly for retirees
By Glenn Ruffenach; MarketWatch ~ Nov 17, 2014

Health care shoppers, beware of scams
By Mitch Lipka; CBS News ~ Nov 17, 2014

Gov't pension agency reports a $62 billion deficit
By Tom Raum; The Associated Press ~ Nov 17, 2014

Obama defends healthcare law after adviser criticism
By Anna Yukhananov; Reuters ~ Nov 16, 2014

Burwell: 100,000 People Have Submitted Obamacare Applications
By Caitlin MacNeal; Talking Points Memo ~ Nov 16, 2014

Report: Social Security wrongly awards $2B in disability claims
By David McCabe; The Hill ~ Nov 15, 2014

How Social Security raise impacts retirees
By Nanci Hellmich; USA TODAY ~ Nov 16, 2014

Cost of coverage under care act set to increase
By Robert Pear, Reed Abelson & Agustin Armendariz, NYT; CNBC ~ Nov 15, 2014

Obamacare enters new phase over the weekend with little fanfare
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Nov 15, 2014

President Crafted Obamacare Deception With Gruber At White House Meeting
By Patrick Howley; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 14, 2014

6 Ways to Make the Most of Obamacare Open Enrollment for 2015
By Kimberly Lankford; Kiplinger ~ Nov 14, 2014

Obamacare Premiums Climb 3% on Average Before 2015 Shopping
By Alex Wayne & Caroline Chen; Bloomberg ~ Nov 14, 2014

Older Americans Have Trouble Accessing Online Health Data
By Nathan Fortin; Wall Street OTC ~ Nov 14, 2014

Some HealthCare.gov functions won't work overnight
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Nov 14, 2014

Choosing to Live Abroad in Retirement
By Caitlin Kelly; The New York Times ~ Nov 14, 2014

7 things you can do now to lower next year’s tax bill
By Jonnelle Marte; The Washington Post ~ Nov 14, 2014

Obamacare’s Army of Workers Learns to Cope With Setbacks
By Alex Wayne; Bloomberg ~ Nov 13, 2014

The selling of Obamacare 2.0
By Joanne Kenen; Politico ~ Nov 13, 2014

Gallup: More willing to defy ObamaCare rule
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Nov 13, 2014

Why Obamacare open enrollment matters to boomers
By Elizabeth O'Brien; MarketWatch ~ Nov 13, 2014

Obamacare Architect’s ‘Speak-o’s’ Could End Up Having Legal Consequences
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 12, 2014

Did the Author of Obamacare Admit It’s Evil?
By Jonathan Chait; New York ~ Nov 13, 2014

Five takeaways on retirement from the midterm elections
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Nov 13, 2014

Sen. Orrin Hatch: We're ready to repeal, replace
By Sen. Orrin Hatch; USA TODAY ~ Nov 12, 2014

Voter stupidity remark gives GOP new ammo on ObamaCare
By Sarah Ferris & Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Nov 12, 2014

In Third Video, Obamacare Architect Talks About ‘Basic Exploitation’ Of American Voters [VIDEO]
By Chuck Ross; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 12, 2014

Is outliving your savings a fate worse than death?
By Chris Taylor; Reuters ~ Nov 12, 2014

Why retirements really are at risk
By Alicia H. Munnell; MarketWatch ~ Nov 12, 2014

Maybe You Don't Need Long-Term Care Insurance After All
By Ben Steverman; Bloomberg ~ Nov 12, 2014

Five new obstacles for ObamaCare
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Nov 11, 2014

Health Insurance Premiums to Fluctuate Under Obamacare
By Kimberly Leonard; US News & World Report ~ Nov 11, 2014

Doctors testing seniors for cocaine, other drugs -- and Medicare pays the bill
By Christopher Weaver & Anna Wilde Mathews, WSJ; Fox News ~ Nov 11, 2014

Who’s more worried about retirement: Men or women?
By Anne Tergesen; MarketWatch ~ Nov 11, 2014

Why Retirement Ain't What It Used to Be
By AJ Smith; Fox Business ~ Nov 11, 2014

ObamaCare architect: 'Stupidity' of voters helped bill pass
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Nov 10, 2014

Obamacare Enrollment Estimates Reduced
By Kimberly Leonard; US News & World Report ~ Nov 10, 2014

Why The Supreme Court's Power Play Is Disturbing For Obamacare
By Sahil Kapur; Talking Points Memo ~ Nov 10, 2014

Burwell Talks Up Transparency On Potential HealthCare.gov Problems
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 10, 2014

Seeking help with Medicare plans? Your options are few
By Glenn Ruffenach; MarketWatch ~ Nov 10, 2014

Supreme Court Weighs Case Over Cuts to Retirees’ Health Benefits
By Adam Liptak; The New York Times ~ Nov 10, 2014

Pension crisis looms
By Marianne LeVine; Politico ~ Nov 10, 2014

Don't blame Obamacare for high deductible plans
By Jeff Gelles, PI; InsuranceNewsnet ~ Nov 09, 2014

U.S. officials hope new HealthCare.gov avoids last year's problems
By Howard Schneider; Reuters ~ Nov 09, 2014

Financial Tips for Helping Adult Children
By B. Kelly Graves; The Wall Street Journal ~ Nov 09, 2014

6 ways to lower your 2014 tax bite
Shelly Schwartz; CNBC ~ Nov 09, 2014

Obamacare Supreme Court Case Leaves Room for Workarounds
By Alex Wayne & Drew Armstrong; Bloomberg ~ Nov 08, 2014

Consumers to get peek at 2015 health law premiums
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Nov 07, 2014

When is Social Security taxable?
By Dan Caplinger, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Nov 08, 2014

5 steps to keep your accounts safe from hackers and scammers
From Kim Komando; USA TODAY ~ Nov 07, 2014

White House rebuffs ObamaCare challenge
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Nov 07, 2014

Health insurers drop as Obamacare heads back to court
By Anora Mahmudova; MarketWatch ~ Nov 07, 2014

Supreme Court Takes Up Potentially Disastrous Obamacare Case
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 07, 2014

3 Retirement Rules Of Thumb That Really Work
From Walter Updegrave; Forbes ~ Nov 07, 2014

One doctor’s old-fashioned idea to cut health care spending: house calls
By Jeff Guo; The Washington Post ~ Nov 06, 2014

Now That The GOP Will Control The Senate, What’s Next For The Health Law?
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 06, 2014

Report: Healthcare premium increases 'quite low' in 2015
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Nov 06, 2014

HHS: Obamacare website is safe
By: David Perera; Politico ~ Nov 06, 2014

Is There An Alternative To Waiting For Care?
By John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Nov 06, 2014

The biggest surprises in retirement? The experts weigh in
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Nov 06, 2014

Obama draws line on GOP changes to Obamacare
By Sarah Wheaton; Politico ~ Nov 05, 2014

White-Collar Workers Live Longer and the Gap Is Widening
By Allison Schrager; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Nov 05, 2014

McConnell unveils plan to dismantle ObamaCare
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Nov 05, 2014

Obamacare Facing More Scrutiny From Ascendant Republicans
By Alex Wayne; Bloomberg ~ Nov 05, 2014

Obamacare's Twilight: Health Reform In The Next Congress
From John R. Graham; Forbes ~ Nov 05, 2014

Roth IRA Conversions Rise as Age 70½ Gets Closer
By Liz Moyer; The Wall Street Journal ~ Nov 05, 2014

Feds cracking down on debt collectors that exploit elderly
By Tim Devaney; The Hill ~ Nov 05, 2014

New ways to get great customer service
By Anthony Giorgianni, CR; Fox Business ~ Nov 05, 2014

What the GOP's Congressional Victory Means for Senior Services
By Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Nov 05, 2014

Should you pay off your mortgage when retiring?
By Rodney Brooks; USA TODAY ~ Nov 05, 2014

Why you shouldn’t use retirement savings to pay off debt
By Jonnelle Marte; The Washington Post ~ Nov 04, 2014

Retirement issues likely to be addressed by Republican-led Congress
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Nov 05, 2014

Corporate pensions’ funded status down: BNY Mellon
By Marlene Y. Satter; BenefitsPro ~ Nov 05, 2014

Obama Administration Closing Health Law Loophole For Plans Without Hospitalization
By Jay Hancock; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 04, 2014

Some ObamaCare patients with high deductibles turning to community care centers
By Jim Angle; Fox News ~ Nov 04, 2014

Health-Insurance Enrollment: What You Need to Know
By Louise Radnofsky; The Wall Street Journal ~ Nov 04, 2014

Industry Succeeds Where Obamacare Fails
By Sally Pipes; Forbes ~ Nov 03, 2014

Government argues in favor of federal insurance exchanges
From The Associated Press; St. Louis Post-Dispatch ~ Nov 03, 2014

Survey: Majority Of Last Year’s Obamacare Customers Won’t Return
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 03, 2014

More scrutiny coming for Medicare Advantage, Obamacare
By Fred Schulte; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 03, 2014

Retirement Planner: Medicare drug issues hit close to home
By Stephen J. Butler, Contra Costa Times – Nov 2, 2014

Senators back Delphi Salaried Retirees effort to restore pensions
By Lindsay McCoy; WFMJ ~ Nov 02, 2014

Defects Found Before Debut of Health Insurance Site for Small Businesses
By Robert Pear; The New York Times ~ Nov 01, 2014

ObamaCare a midterm bust?
By Elise Viebeck & Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Nov 01, 2014

After year of Obamacare, health insurers' profits rise
By Tom Murphy, AP; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ~ Nov 01, 2014

Now we need a coach for retirement, too?
By Elizabeth O'Brien; MarketWatch ~ Nov 01, 2014

Rep. Smith Slams Use of Obamacare Funds to Promote Amnesty for Young Illegals
By Brittany M. Hughes; Cybercast News Service ~ Oct 30, 2014

Insurers Predict Surge In Obamacare Sign-Ups
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 31, 2014

What I Learned When I Asked How Much My MRI Would Cost
By Kate Ashford; Forbes ~ Oct 31, 2014

Lack Of Understanding About Insurance Could Lead To Poor Choices
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 31, 2014

Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Cost Plans: What's the Difference?
By Magaly Olivero & Evi Heilbrunn; US News & World Report ~ Oct 31, 2014

Medicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling
The Associated Press ~ Oct 31, 2014

Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Oct 31, 2By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Oct 31, 2014 014

Medicare releases slew of payment rules

Women Often Betrayed By Spouse's Retirement Decisions
By Robert Laura; Forbes ~ Oct 31, 2014

Poll: Americans Think Obama Admin’s Playing Politics By Delaying Obamacare Sign-ups Until After Election
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 30, 2014

Medicare open enrollment: It pays to get it right
By Elizabeth O'Brien; MarketWatch ~ Oct 30, 2014

Medicare finalizes $60M cut to home health
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Oct 30, 2014

8 ways to save big on your medication
From Consumer Reports; Yahoo ~ Oct 30, 2014

Congress Proposes Three Changes To Social Security That Make Sense
From Jamie Hopkins; Reuters ~ Oct 29, 2014

A Scary Picture of Retirement Investing
By Karen Damato; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 30, 2014

What's the best credit card for retirees?
By Jack Tatar; MarketWatch ~ Oct 30, 2014

Number Of Americans Who Want Universal Government Health Care Has Plunged
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 30, 2014

20% of plans could trigger Cadillac tax
By Dan Cook; BenefitsPro ~ Oct 29, 2014

Burwell meets with insurance execs ahead of O-Care enrollment
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Oct 29, 2014

Obamacare brings Democrats backlash, not benefits
By Sarah Wheaton; Politico ~ Oct 29, 2014

Obamacare, Year One: 78 Percent Premium Hikes
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 29, 2014

Health care overhaul doubts ease for insurers
By TOM MURPHY; The Associated Press ~ Oct 29, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Plans to Address Limitations Period for Retirement Plan Fee Litigation
By Nadia Masri; Bloomberg BNA ~ Oct 29, 2014

House Subpoenas Former Top White House Tech Official Over HealthCare.gov Security
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 28, 2014

HHS: Obamacare Cancellations Aren’t ‘Losing Insurance’ — They’re An Invitation To Obamacare
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 28, 2014

What Seniors Have To Fear From Obamacare
By John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Oct 28, 2014

Sorry, New York Times: ObamaCare Is Not Working
Investor’s Business Daily ~ Oct 27, 2014

Soft launch for O-Care's business exchange
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Oct 27, 2014

Some doctors wary of taking insurance exchange patients
By Jayne O'Donnell; USA TODAY ~ Oct 27, 2014

Where We Are With Obamacare And Where We’re Going
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 27, 2014

Is your ObamaCare information safe?
By Jim Angle; Fox News ~ Oct 27, 2014

Rising U.S. Life Spans Spell Likely Pain for Pension Funds
By Dan Fitzpatrick; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 27, 2014

Social Security’s Means Test
By Brenton Smith, FedSmith.Com – Oct 27, 2014

Benefits Enrollment Time Offers an Opportunity
By Carolyn T. Geer; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 26, 2014

7 things the middle class can't afford anymore
By Erika Rawes, The Cheat Sheet; USA TODAY ~ Oct 25, 2014

Financial To-Do List For The Rest Of 2014
By Larry Light; Forbes ~ Oct 24, 2014

Washington tweaks retirement fund policy to encourage annuities
By Jason Lange; Reuters ~ Oct 24, 2014

As Insurers Try to Limit Costs, Providers Hit Patients With More Separate Fees
By Elisabeth Rosenthal; The New York Times ~ Oct 25, 2014

New Survey: Americans OK With Tax Hikes To Protect Social Security
By Janet Novack; Forbes ~ Oct 24, 2014

Family Doctors Push For A Bigger Piece Of The Health Care Pie
By Lisa Gillespie from KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~

Obamacare foot soldiers, armed with experience
By Natalie Villacorta; Politico ~ Oct 24, 2014

Now There Can Be No Doubt: Obamacare Has Increased Non-Group Premiums In Nearly All States
By Chris Conover; Forbes ~ Oct 23, 2014

IRS Announces 2015 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits For 401(k)s And More
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Oct 23, 2014

The COLA crunch: Why Social Security isn't keeping up with seniors' costs
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Oct 23, 2014

Insurers Alter Obamacare Contracts Out Of Fear That Subsidies Could Be Struck Down
By Sarah Hurtubise ; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 21, 2014

Employers Looking at ‘Skinny’ Health Plans to Counter Health Law’s Penalties
By Anna Wilde Matthews; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 22, 2014

Middle-class adults have $20K saved for retirement
By Nanci Hellmich; USA TODAY ~ Oct 22, 2014

HHS-Funded Study: Obamacare Will Suffer ‘Death Spiral’ If Subsidies Fail
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 21, 2014

Poll: Majority of uninsured knows little about O-Care exchanges
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Oct 21, 2014

Yes, Obamacare Is Continuing To Hurt Employment
By John R. Graham; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 21, 2014

Just In Time For Open Enrollment, A New Physician Rating Site
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 21, 2014

Bureaucrats are killing private medical practice
By Mark Howshar, M.D. ; The Hill ~ Oct 21, 2014

Wednesday’s inflation reading to determine Social Security rise
By Jeffry Bartash; MarketWatch ~ Oct 21, 2014

What's behind the huge price jump for some generic drugs?
By David Lazaris, Los Angles Times – Oct 21, 2014

Bad News For Obamacare: Pay-For-Performance Doesn't Work
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Oct 20, 2014

Obamacare on Shaky Ground as Court Battle Looms
From Sally Pipes; Forbes ~ Oct 20, 2014

Few motives to fix busted health data
By Arthur Allen; Politico ~ Oct 20, 2014

Long-Term Care Costs Weigh Heavily On Middle-Class Families
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 20, 2014

The pitfalls of protecting your IRA for your heirs
By Glenn Ruffenach; MarketWatch ~ Oct 20, 2014

Report: Government Really Does Waste Most Taxpayer Dollars
By Rachel Stoltzfoos; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 18, 2014

Wal-Mart’s New Everyday Low Price: A $40 Doctor Visit
By Andria Cheng; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 17, 2014

Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?
By Josh Boak & Alex Veiga; The Associated Press ~ Oct 18, 2014

Another year, another small Social Security bump
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Oct 18, 2014

Government close to closing loophole that lets employers offer substandard insurance
By Jay Hancock; The Washington Post ~ Oct 16, 2014

Obama’s claim that Obamacare has helped produce a ‘$1,800 tax cut’
By Glenn Kessler; The Washington Post ~ Oct 17, 2014

Senate Republicans Fact-Check Obama On Obamacare
By Rachel Stoltzfoos ; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 16, 2014

Majority of American Senior Citizens Would be in Poverty Without Social Security
By Tucker Sutherland; Senior Journal ~ Oct 17, 2014

Obamacare is making our economy sick, but it is treatable
By Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.); The Hill ~ Oct 16, 2014

Obamacare Refutes Warning of Corporate America Cost Surge
By Alex Wayne & Thomas Black; Bloomberg ~ Oct 16, 2014

Obamacare’s Got Seven Extra Ways of Hiking Premiums In 2015
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 16, 2014

Administration Signals Doubts About Calculator Permitting Plans Without Hospital Benefits
By Jay Hancock; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 16, 2014

What You Should Check Before Renewing Health Coverage
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 16, 2014

U.S. Says Consumers Must Renew Health Insurance Policies
By Robert Pear; The New York Times ~ Oct 15, 2014

Facing America's Other Middle-Class Squeeze
By Christopher Flavelle; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Oct 16, 2014

You've Saved It. Now, How Do You Spend It?

By Richard Rubin; Bloomberg Businessweek ~ Oct 16, 2014

Judicial Watch: Congress Obtained Obamacare Coverage, Subsidies ‘Through Fraud’
By Penny Starr; Cybercast News Service ~ Oct 15, 2014

4 Ways Cameras Are Changing Healthcare
By Robert J. Szczerba; Forbes ~ Oct 15, 2014

FTC Cracks Down On Companies Selling Phony Health Insurance
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 15, 2014

4 questions to ask before renewing health coverage
By Tom Murphy, AP ; San Francisco Chronicle ~ Oct 15, 2014

How the new HealthCare.gov stacks up with the old
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Calvin Woodward; The Associated Press ~ Oct 14, 2014

Five Cost-Saving Questions for Your Doctor
By Donna Fuscaldo; Fox Business ~ Oct 14, 2014

Milliman analysis: Corporate pension funded status drops by $22 billion in August Discount rates fall below 4% to reach an all-time low
From Milliman, Inc; PR Newswire ~ Oct 14, 2014

Hey, Mom and Dad! Talk to Your Kids About Money
By Gail Buckner; Fox Business ~ Oct 13, 2014

Am I Sick? Google Has a Doctor Waiting on Video
By Conor Dougherty; The New York Times ~ Oct 13, 2014

Got Insurance? You Still May Pay A Steep Price For Prescriptions
By Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 13, 2014

An Obamacare October surprise?
By David Nather; Politico ~ Oct 13, 2014

Poll: Many insured struggle with medical bills
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Jennifer Agiesta; The Associated Press ~ Oct 13, 2014

Some retirees face big Medicare changes in 2015
By Glenn Ruffenach; MarketWatch ~ Oct 13, 2014

The Problem With Too Much Leisure in Retirement
By Michael Kitces; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 13, 2014

New strategy: Underselling Obamacare for Year 2
By Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Oct 12, 2014

More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance with ObamaCare
By Jim Angle; Fox News ~ Oct 09, 2014

5 ways your kid can hurt your credit
By Geri Detweiler; MarketWatch ~ Oct 11, 2014

Year-end retirement planning strategies
By Robert Powell; MarketWatch ~ Oct 10, 2014

Social Security Statements Are Back But Ignore Them At Your Peril
By Erik Carter; Forbes ~ Oct 10, 2014

Survey: 1 in 3 Seniors Went Without Medical Care Due to High Energy Prices
By Ali Meyer; Cybercast News Service ~ Oct 10, 2014

Admin Won’t Release Final HealthCare.gov Premiums Until After Elections
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 10, 2014

What You’ll Pay for Medicare in 2015
By Kimberly Lankford; Kiplinger ~ Oct 10, 2014

A word of advice for investors worried about retirement savings
By Nanci Hellmich; USA TODAY ~ Oct 10, 2014

Medicare: 2015 ‘Part B’ prices won’t rise
By Elizabeth O’Brien; MarketWatch ~ Oct 09, 2014

A maze to opt out of Obamacare individual mandate
By Rachael Bade; Politico ~ Oct 09, 2014

Obamacare Year 2: High Hopes, Huge Challenges
By Brianna Ehley; The Fiscal Times ~ Oct 09, 2014

Retirement Investing Should Be Easy
By Mitch Tuchman; Forbes ~ Oct 09, 2014

Next edition of HealthCare.gov is unveiled
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Oct 08, 2014

Study: Obamacare Will Reduce Employment By ‘At Least 3 Percent’
By Peter Fricke; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 08, 2014

5 Things You Didn't Know Your HSA Could Do
By Lacie Glover, NerdWallet; Everyday Health ~ Oct 08, 2014

Understanding Social Security’s ‘implicit debt’
By Alicia H. Munnell; MarketWatch ~ Oct 08, 2014

How Will Taxes Be Reconciled With Premium Subsidies?
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 07, 2014

Like It Or Not, Obamacare Is Reshaping The Healthcare Industry
By Kathleen L. Brown; Forbes ~ Oct 07, 2014

Health law waivers: Too complicated to claim?
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Oct 07, 2014

Admin Forces Insurers To Keep Quiet About HealthCare.gov Problems
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 07, 2014

HealthCare.gov Still Suffers From Lack of Transparency
By Margot Sanger-Katz; The New York Times ~ Oct 07, 2014

States Still Wrestle With Exchange Issues From Last Year
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 07, 2014

Too Many Underestimate Healthcare Costs In Retirement
By Donna Fuscaldo; Fox Business ~ Oct 07, 2014

Medicare to overhaul rating system for nursing homes
By Elise Viebeck; The Hill ~ Oct 06, 2014

Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping
By Anne D'innocenzio, AP; Contra Costa Times ~ Oct 06, 2014

Retiree health care: Is long-term care insurance an answer?
By Rodney Brooks, USA Today; Oshkosh Northwestern ~ Oct 04, 2014

What to watch for this open enrollment season
By Pamela Yip, MCT; Lansing State Journal ~ Oct 04, 2014

Beware of Shifting Options Within Medicare Plans
By Tara Siegel Bernard, New York Times - Oct 3, 2014

Immigrants Kicked Off Obamacare Now Suing Over Discrimination
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 03, 2014

Obamacare Could Be On High Court's Docket Again
From KHN Daily News; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 03, 2014

Obama To Questioner On Rising Health Costs: You’re Doing It Wrong
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 03, 2014

Insurers poised to cancel health plans that don’t comply with Affordable Care Act
By Julie Appleby; The Washington Post ~ Oct 02, 2014

Medicare to Reduce Hospital Payments
By Melinda Beck; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 03, 2014

7 Myths You Probably Believe About Social Security
From Erik Carter; Forbes ~ Oct 03, 2014

Motorola wraps up pension buyout at light speed
By Rob Kozlowski, Pensions & Investments

HealthCare.gov 2.0 Still Won’t Show Whether Your Doctor’s Covered
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 02, 2014

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) Intends to Monitor Lump-sum and Annuity Cashouts Under Defined Benefit Plans
By McDermott Will & Emery; The National Law Review ~ Oct 02, 2014

Doctor Payments Show Little Value at Launch Time
By Kimberly Leonard; US News & World Report ~ Oct 01, 2014

ObamaCare power moves to states
By Sarah Ferris; The Hill ~ Oct 01, 2014

HealthCare.gov Delays Web Host Switch -- Update
By Louise Radnofsky & Stephanie Armour; NASDAQ ~ Oct 01, 2014

Obamacare Enrollment and Low Expectations
By Chris Jacobs; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 01, 2014

3 Common Home-Insurance Gaps to Fill
By Jessica L. Anderson ; Kiplinger ~ November, 2014

AP-GfK Poll: Divided voters still focus on economy
By Jennifer Agiesta; The Associated Press ~ Oct 01, 2014

Is Your Pension Imperiled?
By John Wasik; Forbes ~ Oct 01, 2014

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