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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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Medicare fund will last extra 12 years - maybe

(AP) -- Medicare is in better shape because of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul and will stay afloat a dozen years longer than earlier projected, trustees forecast Thursday. But that depends on cuts ...

dateAug 05, 2010 in Health
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Health-care economics and policy: It's a perfect storm

Healthcare reform -- and the many options for fixing a broken system -- have appeared in the news headlines for months. According to an article in the June issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), Medicare ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Health
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Uncertainty over Medicare pay sets doctors on edge

(AP) -- For the third time this year, Congress is scrambling to stave off a hefty pay cut to doctors treating Medicare patients - even as the Obama administration mails out a glossy brochure to reassure seniors the health ...

dateMay 27, 2010 in Health
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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 drug program.

dateJan 08, 2010 in Health
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How health care overhaul could change Medicare

(AP) -- Businessman Stewart Grill, 75, believes there's waste in Medicare. He's just skeptical Congress can find and eliminate it without touching what he likes about his government health care plan.

dateOct 02, 2009 in Health
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