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  • May 19, 2009

    Reducing Retirees' Health Care Costs May Be Up To You

    WASHINGTON - Want a retirement savings strategy?

    Quit smoking. Eat healthy. Lose weight. Exercise 30 minutes a day.

    These steps are likely to reduce your consumption of healt care, and that is a financial imperative.

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  • May 13, 2009

    Reports Highlight Need for Entitlement Reform

    There's no good news inside the annual report released Tuesday on the state of Social Security and Medicare. There's just bad news and worse news.


  • May 11, 2009

    Stimulus Health Economists: Savings Will Require Sacrifice

    A health industry offer on Monday to trim costs by $2 trillion over the next decade found a skeptical audience among health care economists, who say such savings might materialize only if many parts of the industry are ready to sacrifice.

    President Barack Obama announced a voluntary offer made by a consortium of hospitals, insurance companies, drugmakers and doctors to cut the growth rate for health care spending by 1.5 percentage points a year.


  • May 08, 2009

    Socialized Failure

    Dissecting health-care data from Britian, Canada, and elsewhere


  • Apr 23, 2009

    US Marches Toward A Financial Disaster Worse Than Anyone Thinks

    Barack Obama's financial disaster will be much worse than you probably think. That's because there is another even bigger financial disaster lurking ahead and that will start to come into play in a few short years.


  • Apr 08, 2009

    Traveling for Treatment

    David Boucher celebrated his 50th birthday this year by jetting to Bangkok for his first colonoscopy.

    There he was seen by a California-educated physician and no shortage of nurses, who verified his identity 15 times before the procedure.


  • Apr 06, 2009

    Bill aims for mental health parity in Medicare

    Beneficiaries would see the co-payment for mental health care drop from 50% to
    20%.

    Hoping to ride a growing wave of support on Capitol Hill for mental health
    parity, one powerful lawmaker has reintroduced a bill that would extend the concept to
    Medicare.


  • Apr 01, 2009

    The 10 'most common and damaging financial decisions' that will wreck your retirement

    More Americans are in a panic over their retirement planning than at any other time in history because of stock market uncertainty, and many are making expensive mistakes, says the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, a conservative think tank.