CHICAGO (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO How much will healthcare cost you in retirement? Your mileage will vary - but this much is clear: the forecast is getting more intimidating.
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
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.
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.