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Will Retirees TRUST Romney Plan For Social Security?

Romney warned that without legislative action, the Medicare Hospital Insurance, Social Security Disability Insurance, and Social Security Old-Age and Survivors Insurance — would be exhausted in the next 13 years.

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How BENES Act Would Help You Avoid Medicare Enrollment Penalties

For many Americans entering retirement, it comes as an unwelcome surprise: Medicare premiums become much more expensive if you do not sign up on time.

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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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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, meets with reporters after a closed-door Republican strategy session, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell said Senate Republicans will unveil their revised health care bill Thursday and begin voting on it next week, adding, he could delay the chamber's August recess for two weeks as the GOP tries breaking logjams that have slowed work on that and other issues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell’s New AHCA Bill Retains Medicaid Cuts

The measure retains cuts in Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor, disabled and nursing home patients, that moderate Republican senators have fought.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04:  U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a Stop 'Trumpcare' rally May 4, 2017 in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC. Congressional Democrats joined activists for a rally to urge not to replace Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Promises Made To Protect Preexisting Conditions Prove Hollow

Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as preserving coverage for people with cancer, mental illness and other chronic illness.

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Raising Social Security retirement age hurts poor

Raising the retirement age for Social Security would disproportionately hurt low-income workers and minorities, and increase disability claims by older people unable to work, government auditors told Congress.

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