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  • Health insurance exchanges gear up for action

    Circle October 1 on your calendar. If you're under 65, you may be less than three short months from a whole new outlook on your health, wealth and retirement security. October 1 marks the start of open enrollment on the new state-based health insurance...
  • Know the facts about health savings accounts

    As employers search for ways to lower their health care costs, they're encouraging employees to sign up for a high-deductible health insurance policy paired with a health savings account. An HSA gives you a triple tax break: Your contributions are...
  • How to get health care if you retire abroad

    Most expatriates say health care in other countries is cheaper, and often better, than it is in the United States. That's a good thing, too, because Medicare doesn't cover health care outside of the U.S. You may be able to pay out of pocket for most of...
  • What's so scary about Obamacare?

    What's so scary about Obamacare?
    The government taking responsibility for medical insurance? The fact is that this has been around for more than half a century in the form of Medicare. And for low-income people who are not eligible for Medicare, there is Medicaid. This is not a new...
  • Be aware of how the new health care law will impact employer coverage

    Much of the talk about the health care overhaul law has focused on people who are uninsured or covered through individual health plans. But if you're covered by an employer's group health plan, don't tune out the conversation. The law may have a big...
  • State releases new plan for Medicare waiver

    State releases new plan for Medicare waiver
    The way Maryland hospitals do business would be overhauled under a plan released Friday by state health officials. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's plan would tie hospital spending to the state economy and virtually eliminate a...
  • Letters: No, Republicans don't want to kill grandma

    Re "Obamacare as political theater," Opinion, Sept. 26 Marilyn Moon confuses two distinct aspects of social programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security: purpose and performance. She is correct that voters strongly support the goals of...
  • Obama: Shutdown won't delay healthcare exchange launch

    Obama: Shutdown won't delay healthcare exchange launch
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that the new state insurance exchanges created by his healthcare reform law will launch as scheduled on Tuesday even if the federal government shuts down due to Republican efforts to defund Obamacare. The...
  • Excuse me? GOP to blame for ObamaCare?

    The Affordable Care Act -- aka ObamaCare -- is off to a very rocky start, and according to the law's biggest defenders, the blame falls squarely at the feet of Republicans. It's an odd claim. Republicans did not write the law. They did not support the...
  • Robert B. Reich: Immigration reform and entitlement reform go together

    I was born in 1946, just when the boomer wave began. Bill Clinton was born that year, too. So was George W. Bush, as was Laura Bush. And then the next year, Hillary Rodham. And, also in 1946, Cher. (Every time I begin feeling old, I remind myself she's...
  • Robert B. Reich: The case against cutting Social Security and Medicare

    The president and a few other prominent Democrats are openly suggesting that Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower adjustment for inflation, and that Medicare be means-tested. This is even before Democrats have begun formal budget...