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Business CEOs call for raising retirement age

An influential group of business executives is pushing a plan to increase the full retirement age to 70 for both Social Security and Medicare and to partially privatize the health insurance program for older Americans.

dateJan 16, 2013 in Business
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Drug benefit expanded to 1 million more seniors

(AP) -- In case the prospect of nearly $4,000 in prescription assistance isn't enough to perk up low-income seniors, the government is using '60s singer Chubby Checker to publicize "the twist" in the Medicare ...

dateJan 08, 2010 in Health
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Senate's 10-year health fix would cost $856B

(AP) -- Sen. Max Baucus on Wednesday released the much-awaited Finance Committee version of an American health-system remake - a landmark $856 billion, 10-year measure that starts a rough ride through Congress ...

dateSep 16, 2009 in Health
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Can we afford the cancer care of the future?

When a cancer patient and his or her doctor discuss the value of a treatment option, the conversation usually centers on a consideration of the treatment's medical benefits versus its possible side effects for the patient. ...

dateMay 26, 2009 in Cancer
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