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Medicare

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  • Marking Medicare's Birthday

    Medicare's 49 birthday was Wednesday, July 30. Signed into law in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, with Harry Truman receiving the first Medicare card, this successful government program has provided affordable health services to millions of seniors. The Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans is committed to working to preserve, strengthen and protect Medicare so it will be there for our children, grandchildren and the generations to follow.
  • Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

    Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....

    Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch

    Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch
    Emmanuel Morel is attempting to topple U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. Though he’s low on money, and Deutch enjoys strong support from many Democrats, Morel said he can defeat the incumbent in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary.   The district includes...

    Cigna Profit Rises As Premium Revenue Grows

    Health insurer Cigna Corp said on Thursday second-quarter profit and revenue both rose as it took in more health care premiums and fees from more customers in its commercial business. Cigna's profit beat analysts' expectations, following a trend this...

    Use simple steps to reduce health care costs in retirement

    Q: I saw the report that 65-year-old couples will need more than $200,000 for health care costs during retirement. Why is the amount so steep, and what can I do to lower these costs? A: Fidelity's annual retiree health care cost estimate found that...