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  • Retirement: Nice work if you can get it

    Retirement: Nice work if you can get it
    In most professions, employers can no longer require you to retire at a certain age, but keeping yourself relevant in your current career or attractive to your next employer is on you, says Catherine Collinson, president of the Transamerica Center for...
  • Ease the pain of health care costs in retirement

    When you draw up a retirement spending budget, you're likely to account for utilities, car insurance and lawn care. But have you given the cost of health care a hard look, or are the numbers too scary to contemplate? Once you get real about those...
  • Florida will suffer if ACA is undermined

    Florida will suffer if ACA is undermined
    One of the bogus arguments in support of the case before the U.S. Supreme Court today is that King v. Burwell does not seek to undermine the Affordable Care Act. In fact, it does, and Florida will suffer great harm if the justices agree with those...
  • Costco-Visa deal shows why Medicare should negotiate drug prices

    Costco-Visa deal shows why Medicare should negotiate drug prices
    Costco's deal to replace American Express with Visa as its exclusive credit-card company highlights an economic principle that should surprise no one. Consumers benefit when a business uses its market power to negotiate lower prices and passes along the...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 8 Classical music The Sundays At Three Concert Series presents the West Shore Piano Trioin "Their Roots Are Showing" at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. The program includes Arthur Foote's Piano Trio in...
  • Repeal and replace Obamacare -- with Medicare for all

    To the editor: The new Republican House of Representatives has picked up where the last left off by passing a bill to repeal Obamacare. ("House passes new Obamacare repeal, directing creation of replacement law," Feb. 3) Unlike past repeal votes,...
  • Critics fault Hogan's plan to cut Medicaid spending

    Critics fault Hogan's plan to cut Medicaid spending
    When Elissia Ellis gave birth to her second son this week, the entire pregnancy hardly cost her a penny. Four ultrasounds, more than a dozen doctor visits, genetic screens and other tests — plus the delivery itself — were covered by...
  • Senator defends pay commission after hearing critics

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), new chairman of the Senate armed services' subcommittee on military personnel, has signaled he will defend retirement reforms proposed for a new generation of service members by the Military Compensation and Retirement...
  • Tips: Safety for seniors starts at home, continues in the community

    With nearly 50 million citizens age 65 and older living in the United States and Canada, seniors represent one of the fastest growing population segments, but also a demographic commonly targeted for crime. As the senior population continues to increase...
  • All-inclusive programs aim to keep seniors out of nursing homes

    All-inclusive programs aim to keep seniors out of nursing homes
    Want to stay in your own home as you age? More seniors will have that chance through a little-known program that's expanding in South Florida. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, uses Medicare and Medicaid dollarsfor services and...
  • Rite Aid buys pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for $2 billion

    Rite Aid buys pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx for $2 billion
    Rite Aid's $2-billion acquisition of a pharmacy benefits manager steers the drugstore chain toward a potentially lucrative focus for healthcare companies: finding ways to tame customer costs. The nation's third-largest drugstore chain is buying...