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Mark Miller

Column-How a historic Social Security hike will affect Americans

Oct 13 2021

CHICAGO (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters)

Column-Social Security doomsayers are wrong again, but reform choices loom

Sep 16 2021

The U.S. government recently released its annual report on the health of Social Security. Not surprisingly, that was met with a slew of doomsday forecasts from pundits and media.

Column-Plan to add dental care to U.S. Medicare is a game-changer for seniors

Aug 20 2021

CHICAGO Almost half of Americans enrolled in Medicare did not visit a dentist in 2018. That is a problem that goes far beyond having white teeth or a beautiful smile - poor dental care can exacerbate serious chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

COLUMN-Plan to add dental care to U.S. Medicare is a game-changer for seniors

Aug 19 2021

CHICAGO, Aug 19 Almost half of Americans enrolled in Medicare did not visit a dentist in 2018. That is a problem that goes far beyond having white teeth or a beautiful smile - poor dental care can exacerbate serious chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Column-New Alzheimer’s drug clouds outlook for Medicare premiums next year

Jul 12 2021

CHICAGO The decision by U.S. drug regulators last month to approve a controversial treatment for Alzheimer’s disease could fuel an unusually large increase in Medicare premiums next year, but the outlook is clouded by a number of factors that will play out later this year.

COLUMN-Social Security needs a budget boost post-pandemic to serve the public

Jun 24 2021

CHICAGO, June 24 Our worries about Social Security often focus on the program’s solvency issues, which threaten benefits if left unresolved. But right now, we face a more immediate challenge: how to fund the Social Security Administration (SSA) as it climbs out of the COVID-19 crisis so that it can serve the public efficiently and equitably.

Soaring retirement healthcare price tag calls for some careful planning

May 13 2021

CHICAGO How much will healthcare cost you in retirement? Your mileage will vary - but this much is clear: the forecast is getting more intimidating. 

COLUMN-U.S. lawmakers' generosity on pensions is just a starting point for bolstering retirement security

Apr 01 2021

CHICAGO, April 1 The U.S. Congress recently rescued the retirements of more than 1 million workers who faced the prospect that the pensions they earned and had been promised might evaporate.

Column: What would a $15 minimum wage in U.S. mean in retirement? Plenty

Mar 02 2021

CHICAGO One of the many myths about the minimum wage is that it mainly helps teenagers. That is false, but also ironic - because one of the groups that would be helped most by a higher minimum wage is seniors.

Column: What you need to know about Medicare’s solvency problem, and how to fix it

Feb 18 2021

CHICAGO The most urgent retirement issue facing the new Biden administration and Congress is not Social Security reform or figuring out how to boost savings in 401(k)s and IRA accounts.

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