Chris Christie’s plan to save Social Security by taking away your benefit. Unfortunately it has already be done!!!

Do you ever get the feeling that the country has either checked out as a whole, or has been brought back to life by Dr. Frankenstein using Abby Normal’s brain? New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced his steps to save the Social Security program for the entire country the other day in New Hampshire, and […]

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Sex changes in prisons, not the only high health costs tax payers will face

Many in this country have by now heard about the most recent case of a California inmate successfully suing that state for a sex change, setting taxpayers back about $100,000. A federal judge ruled in favor of the inmate, stating that under the 8th Amendment within the United States Constitution, any denial of treatment “violates […]

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The war on the middle-class. How the average American family is being shamed by the large insurance carriers

In a recent conversation with AXA’s head of National Accounts and Business Development, a startling (at least to me) statistic popped up that the Senior Executive seemed to revel in: Household Disposable Income in the United States is at an all-time high. In his opinion, it was a forgone conclusion due to recent data from the […]

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Social Security and Medicare are hand in hand

What may be flying under the radar at many of the Social Security seminars being held across the country is that in order to even receive this benefit one must, when eligible, enroll into Medicare or else.

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Medicare Means Testing (IRMAA)

What is it? As defined by Medicare: “If you have higher income, the law requires an adjustment to your monthly Medicare Part B (medical insurance) and Medicare prescription drug coverage premiums (Part D). Higher-income beneficiaries pay higher premiums for Part B and prescription drug coverage. Layman’s terms: If you make too much income in retirement […]

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And the Regulations will be Televised

Rejoice, Americans – Congress has done it again! Another year and another opportunity to punt the Medicare/Health Spending can down the road… Back in 1997, our government began its quest to tackle the unsustainable increase in healthcare spending by enacting legislation which created a formula, aptly titled “the Medicare Sustainable Growth formula”, through the Balanced […]

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Is it misinformation or something more sinister?

Survey after survey confirms that one of the most major concerns investors have is planning for their health costs in retirement, and rightly so. With legislative changes coming from both Congress and the President, the course of this expense that everyonemust have has taken some drastic turns in the not so distant past. Some of the […]

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The Debt Crists: what it really means

With Congress and the President doing the two-step Lindy when it comes to the future of our economy, there is one under-reported fact. Even if the debt level was actually breached, there are safety valves that the Federal Government can implement in order to save itself. So in reality the past government shutdowns, as well […]

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Money for nothing and your healthcare for free…I want my subsidies

“Money for nothing and your health care for free…” Not exactly the line from the 1985 Dire Straits hit, but lately it seems to fit the mantra of many in the country, especially after the Affordable Care Act passed and everyone learned about “subsidies”. “I want my, I want my, I want my subsidies…” According […]

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Women, Retirement and Long Term Care

Have you ever wondered why nursing home residents are primarily women, and why they never seem to have visitors? Data confirms this, as according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of the roughly 1.4 million Nursing Home residents in 2013, about 67.7 percent or roughly 960,000 were women. The question that should […]

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