Millennials Will Get Sick and Die Faster Than the Previous Generation

My Comments: Much to my dismay, I was born five years before the advent of what today are known as the Baby Boomers. After that came their children, referred to as Generation X, followed by Millennials or sometimes Gen Y, and lastly, from 1996 to the present, Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials. Now we have …

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67% of Older Americans Wish They Understood Medicare Better

My Comments: As one of the Older Americans referenced in the title above, I can attest to being in the 33% with a good understanding of Medicare. I’ve had to pay attention since I still pay a lot of money every month to make sure my wife and I can access health care when we …

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3 Ways Bad Health Can Ruin Your Retirement

My Comments: The cost of health care in retirement can be dramatic. Things tend to go wrong as we age, and to the extent you want to maintain your lifestyle after retirement, we’re often faced with unpleasant choices. This is not intended to frighten you. If you’re as old as I am, you have long …

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Opinion: The U.S. can slash health-care costs 75% with 2 fundamental changes — and without ‘Medicare for All’

My Comments: We can argue ‘till the cows come home' about whether health care is a human right and how it should be paid for. Regardless of your feelings about it, what’s happening today is a necessary conversation. What we have now in America is a mess and changes are inevitable. If you follow any …

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No, undocumented immigrants don’t get Medicare for free

My Comments: The article that follows is part of my response to the current popular political phrase “Medicare For All”. Unfortunately, that’s an overly simplistic phrase that fails to properly reflect the underlying need for a total re-evaluation of our current health care delivery system here in the US. Yes, there’s a growing national discussion …

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Avoiding The Long-Term-Care Catastrophe

My Comments: It’s unlikely that I’ll be alive and well one day and dead the next. The more likely outcome is a decline that might first manifest physically and/or mentally, or both, followed by many months or years before the lights go out. How many of you are willing to live the rest of your …

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…health benefits’ costs expected to rise 5% in 2020…

My Comments: The above title is missing a few words. The original reads as follows: “Employee health benefits’ costs are expected to rise 5% in 2020, new survey says”. Here’s my problem with this: if inflation numbers for 2019 are clearly less than 2%, then the costs associated with health benefits are increasing faster than …

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