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By Paul Solman, Lee Koromvokis
Critics of the Republican health care plan the House passed last week mostly have focused on how it might harm Americans with pre-existing health conditions and poor and disabled people who rely on Medicaid — two vulnerable, but defined, populations.
By Michael Ollove, Stateline
Approach your longevity risk like you'd approach any other kind of insurable risk. In this case, it means waiting to collect much higher benefits.
By Laurence Kotlikoff
For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation's population.
By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
The longer you wait before cashing in on Social Security benefits, the greater the financial reward. But many don’t wait until age 70. There’s a range of loopholes and “secrets” that can improve your benefits, a fact economics correspondent Paul…
By PBS NewsHour
By Jill Colvin, Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is proposing a new round of major pension and health benefit cuts for public employees in his budget address Tuesday, a day after a judge ordered his administration to restore $1.57 billion in delayed payments…
For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
By Making Sen$e Editor
Washington is forever arguing over benefit increases versus tax cuts to stimulate the economy. In a paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, former Obama economic adviser Christina Romer and her husband show that tax cuts deliver a more…
Social Security expert Larry Kotlikoff explains how a husband, wife and son could boost their $1 million lifetime Social Security benefits with a different collection strategy that adds one more benefit to the mix.
Judy Woodruff talks to George Halvorson, former CEO of Kaiser Permanente and author of "Don't Let Health Care Bankrupt America," who argues we spend too much money on care that doesn't deliver optimal benefits. How can the U.S. alter its…
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