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Gratitude & Bringing Your Best Self To Holiday Table

Perhaps you or a loved one are not in a place emotionally, physically or spiritually that you’d hoped you’d be at this time.

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The Terrifying Day My Chocolate Ran Out: 5 Stages To Coping

You think you know how you’ll react in a crisis. You think you’ll be calm and collected. But then it happens and you’re not.

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What The Numbers Say About Living Longer In Retirement

The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and we spend more on healthcare per capita than any other country.

Ellen and her brother celebrate Chanukah in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the family’s bronze menorah.

Menorah Memories Fuel Chanukah Traditions

I was about 4 when I went with my mother to buy the first and only menorah I remember my family having.

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Mingling In Myanmar, A Country Of Surprises

My first surprise was that a Buddhist monk in Myanmar spoke English, although our guide did have to translate some of the discussion that my wife Fyllis and I had with him.

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More Scenes From A Boomer Marriage

After two plus decades of marriage, I still can’t imagine a better partner than Hubs with whom to navigate this adventure called life.

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The Things We Do For Love

God bless my husband, Randy. He’s doing something soon he really doesn’t want to do. If left to his own devices, he’d be relaxing in front of the television or playing a gig.

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Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity

As you will quickly realize, I am not a fan of the rules governing claiming date within Social Security.

Legislation to curb out-of-pocket costs after hospital

15 April 2011

BOSTON — Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act — a bipartisan bill in the U.S. House and Senate to help confront the large out-of-pocket costs people in Medicare can face as the result of a hospital observation stay — has received a nod from AARP. The legislation, sponsored by Sens. John Kerry, D-MA, and Olympia […]

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GOP gets turn on Medicare hot seat

12 April 2011

The GOP budget expected to go to the full House this week would remake health care programs for the elderly and the poor that have been in place for nearly half a century.

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GOP suggests health cost shift to elderly

06 April 2011

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 […]

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Obama health idea could mean better care

04 April 2011

The administration’s plan involves accountable care organizations, which are networks of hospitals, doctors, rehabilitation centers and other providers. They would work together to cut out duplicative tests and procedures, prevent medical errors, and focus on keeping patients healthier and out of the emergency room.

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Study finds raising Medicare age would shift costs

29 March 2011

By Mary Agnes Carey Raising Medicare’s eligibility age by two years would save the federal government $7.6 billion but those costs —and more — would shift to others, according to a report out March 29. The analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation says that increases in total costs for people 65- and 66-year-olds, employers and […]

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AARP report finds spikes in drug prices as patents expire

28 March 2011

Annual cost of popular drugs that faced generic competition in 2010 increased by an average of $762 from 2005-2009.

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