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Medicare and Medicaid are unsustainable

Yes, on the current course both programs will bust the budget and fail. 15 more words

Economics

Medicare and Medicaid Turns 50 Today: Big Challenges Await

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill creating Medicare and Medicaid at the library of former President Harry S. Truman, who was in attendance, on July 30, 1965. 849 more words

Thursday Numbers

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George S. Patton

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm. 360 more words

Unemployment

Delaying Medicare Part B

When you turn 65 you become eligible for Medicare and are asked to sign up. Medicare has a number of parts.

Medicare Part A primarily covers hospital care as well as skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, hospice and some other services. 146 more words

Education

GE Retirees health insurance

GE is one of the companies that are working hard to reduce the amount it must spend on retiree health care. As people live longer, the cost of lifetime health care coverage for retired employees becomes a larger part of a company’s bottom line. 575 more words

Financial Planning

Bank Robberies, home invasions, and a crappy hospital - OH MY! WAKE UP CRUCIANS! WAKE UP!

In the last couple of months, St. Croix has experienced a rash bank robberies, car jackings, armed robberies, home invasions, burglary, etc…  On top of this, the only hospital on the island (Governor Juan F Luis Hospital( is in danger of decertification, meaning it doesn’t even meet the most minimum of standards.   563 more words