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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Deficit targets: Social Security, mortgage breaks

In a politically incendiary plan, the bipartisan leaders of President Barack Obama's deficit commission proposed curbs in Social Security benefits, deep reductions in federal spending and higher taxes for millions of Americans Wednesday to stem a flood of red ink that they said threatens the nation's very future.

Baby boomers near 65 with retirements in jeopardy

Through a combination of procrastination and bad timing, many baby boomers are facing a personal finance disaster just as they’re hoping to retire.

GOP suggests health cost shift to elderly

Ryan’s plan would put people now 54 and younger in a different kind of health care program when they retire, unlike the Medicare that their parents and grandparents have known. Instead of coverage for a set of benefits prescribed from Washington, they’d get a federal payment to buy private insurance from a choice of government-regulated plans.

Nonpartisan panel suggests major changes for Medicare

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON — As Vice President Joe Biden and congressional negotiators hunt for budget cuts, major Medicare changes that could squeeze billions in savings...

Home is where the heart is

By Marianne Delorey “Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head… That way it will go with...

AARP launches campaign to preserve health and retirement security

Washington, DC, May 4 — With the national debate heating up on raising the debt ceiling, today AARP launched a new campaign to fight proposals...

Medicare chief seeks better hospital safety

About 1.5 percent of those patients, or 15,000 people a month, suffered a complication that contributed to their death, the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services said.

Medicare’s basic monthly premium unchanged in 2015

WASHINGTON — The Medicare “Part B” premium that most older people pay for outpatient care will stay the same in 2015 — $104.90 a month. The...

The twelve sites of Social Security

Familiar carols are a part of the season. This song is so popular that holiday revelers clamored for it again. It’s “The Twelve Sites of Social Security,” inspired by the popular traditional holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” — a holiday favorite since 1780.

State considers Silver Alert Response System

The legislation would create a new silver alert community response system, which would be used to alert public safety departments and private safety departments, when an adult with serious memory impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is reported to a police department as a missing person.