Last October’s debt deal contained surprise Social Security changes that will cost some Baby Boomer couples tens of thousands in anticipated Social Security income. While proponents say the changes were necessary to “close filing loopholes,” TSCL feels the cuts included people who are too close to retirement. Worse, these changes were struck in a secret, closed-door “must pass” debt deal with no public debate. Read more »
The drug industry’s secretive pricing practices are coming under increasing scrutiny in Congress. According to a recent poll, the public thinks making sure that high-cost drugs for chronic conditions are affordable to those who need them is a top priority for Congress and the President. Government action to lower prescription drug costs ranks second. But so far, Congress isn’t saying how it plans to stem rising drug costs. At issue — whether Medicare should negotiate drug prices, and whether the government should take steps to limit drug makers’ profits. Read more »
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Have you had an experience of an extreme increase in your prescription drug price? We would like to talk to you. The more personal examples we share, the more effective our work to influence Congressional leaders to do something about it. Contact us »
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Over the past decade researchers have found areas across the world where men and women are beating the odds and reaching age 100 at higher rates than the rest of the world. Surprisingly, genetics plays only a small role. Lifestyle and habits play a much more important part in helping people live longer and happier than previously believed. Read more »