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Mar 01, 2009
I'll start with the bad news: When we get through the economic time that we're in right now, we're going to be confronted with an even bigger problem. The first of the Baby Boomers started signing up for early retirement under Social Security last year. Two years from now they will start signing up for Medicare. All told, 78 million people are going to stop working, stop paying taxes, stop paying into retirement programs, and start drawing benefits. The problem is, neither Social Security nor Medicare is ready for them.
Feb 19, 2009
Stimulus Makes Cobra Coverage a Better Bet Subsidy for Laid-Off Workers Eliminates Barrier That Kept Many Out of the Program
Congress has just given a big assist to millions of jobless Americans facing a tough decision: Do they reach into their wallet to continue health insurance coverage with their old employer or not?
Feb 19, 2009
With U.S. President Barack Obama visiting Canada today just as the market is threatening to fall to new lows, it's worth looking at some of his ideas to reform Social Security and the American retirement system.
Feb 14, 2009
It's hard to find anyone who likes America's health care system, including John Goodman, president and founder of the National Center for Policy Analysis. But you'll never find Goodman saying that health care is better in places like Europe, where socialist governments provide "free" universal health care for everyone.
Feb 13, 2009
Mitt Romney arrived at the House Republicans' late-January retreat to a room that hardly needed a pep talk. Their vote against the Democrats' Economic Recovery Act had revved them up; all Romney needed to tell them was that they "stood strong," and that their fellow Republicans stood proud. Romney, who'd testified at the sole House Republican hearing on the stimulus, urged them to take one step further.