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Clean Repeal, Skinny Repeal: It All Came to Nothing

How often do we get to see elected officials voting on Nothing? That’s what it came to in Congress the other day. The U.S. Senate could not muster the votes to even discuss “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act.

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How to Successfully Prepare For Your Digital Afterlife

Digital assets can include emails, photos, videos, documents and online accounts such as bank accounts, investment portfolios, social media accounts among others.

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GOP Health reform would weaken Medicare

The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) under consideration in the U.S. Senate would mean higher premiums and reduced cost-sharing subsidies for lower-income older people.

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AHCA: War on Poverty Now a War on The Poor

I was about to turn 17 when President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a War On Poverty in his State of the Union speech in 1964. Johnson was responding to a national poverty rate at the time of around 19 percent

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Will Generous Social Security COLA Be Offset By Medicare Premiums?

Retirees can look forward to the largest Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year since 2012 — but don’t break out the champagne just yet.

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Trump Budget: A “Great” Hole In Economic Security

Rich people don’t need much financially from the federal government. But at the other end of the economic ladder, government can often play a critical role in protecting the well being of citizens.

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