According to a recent TSCL poll, the majority of participants — 34% said a more fair and higher cost-of-living adjustment should be a top priority for Congress in the coming months. Twenty-nine percent said that passing legislation to require high income workers to pay their fair share of Social Security taxes on earnings over $118,500 should be top priority. Twenty-two percent said preventing increases in Medicare premiums and cost-sharing, and 15% said preventing Social Security disability insurance insolvency and a 20% benefit cut, were top priorities. Read more »
How many of you under the age of 65 are counting the days until you become eligible for Medicare? Even though Medicare costs are plenty high, it’s far and away a much better deal for many adults under the age of 65 than the new Obamacare-compliant plans. Read more »
Government studies show that 30% of older Americans regularly use various forms of alternative medicine. Alternative healthcare choices frequently include chiropractic treatments, massage, nutritional supplements, herbs, and homeopathy. But Medicare, like most commercial insurers, covers primarily conventional medicine — and if you want to try other approaches like homeopathy, you’re on your own to pay for treatments. Read more »
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