Health Care

CNBC Feature – Medical costs take big bite out of Social Security benefits

Social Security planning is a major focus for financial advisors and their clients — and with good cause. If you look at the data and statistics from Social Security, the reason is clear: Among elderly Social Security beneficiaries, 53 percent of married couples and 74 percent of unmarried people receive half or more of their […]

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Fidelity Investments $245,000 health care cost estimate is less than truthful and they know it

Fidelity Investments is at once again at it in terms of espousing healthcare wisdom. They announced their new projections on what retirees can expect to incur as costs for their health coverage in retirement, and it seems more than a little disturbing, especially when little things like facts and math are figured in… But hey, why […]

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Planning for healthcare in retirement – some pros & cons of investment products

As you may already know by now, you will have a mandatory expense in retirement known as health coverage, and surprise! – it will be determined by the amount of income you will have in retirement. In 1993 there were changes to Social Security’s Program Operations Manual System (POMS). A person receiving Social Security Retirement […]

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Save Social Security??? Then increase the benefits for everyone!

Over the years there has been plenty of rhetoric about Social Security becoming insolvent in the very near future. So far those predictions have not come to fruition.  However, recently the rhetoric has been ramped up again. Syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin has dedicated countless hours on the subject. Barons has written numerous […]

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Another Debt Crisis could mean more to the U.S. Postal Service and Retirees

While the Debt Ceiling debate is once again starting to make some headlines, not enough attention has been focused on rules put into place giving the federal government ways to still keep spending, no matter what. In 2012, the Treasury Department created a list of “Extraordinary Measures” that would allow the federal government to continue […]

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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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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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5 Reasons why you need an Annuity that the Motley Fool will never tell you

For the past few years, the Motley Fool has been releasing articles on the five worst things that you can do with your money. Their latest advice (brought to you by Sean Williams, a “Fool” since 2010), does not make sense in the big picture of retirement, especially when your health care costs are factored […]

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Merrill Lynch survey – top retirement concern is health care costs

According to a recent survey conducted by Merrill Lynch it would appear that, for people 50 years old and older, the major concern in retirement was the overall cost associated to health care.

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Why was the Affordable Care Act created?

As the year known as 2014 comes to a close and the new year of 2015 creeps closer the subject of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may start to overtake the conversation of Americans as the Individual Mandate may finally be enforced throughout the country. The question, at times, that has been raised at many […]

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