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The Health-Care Job That Really Matters

The official who matters most when it comes to controlling U.S. health-care spending has just resigned, leaving behind a program with serious fiscal problems that badly needs further reform. No, not Kathleen Sebelius — and the program isn’t the Affordable…

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Will Medicare patients be left out of the bionics revolution?  — BetaBoston

The dawn of the Bionic Man is upon us. Bionic eyes help the blind to see and bionic ears allow the deaf to hear. Bionic limbs let the armless man reach and grasp and bionic legs have helped a fallen woman walk, and even dance again. Millions have…

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AMAC Health Care Symposium attracts high-caliber speakers

Planning for the June 9-10 AMAC Foundation Health Care Symposium in Washington has taken a major leap forward with the enlisting of support from some of the most prominent voices in the national health care debate.  Representatives of  leading advocacy…

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The Richer You Are the Older You’ll Get  — Wall St. Journal

Money may not buy love, but it appears to buy years. Economist Barry Bosworth at the Brookings Institution crunched the numbers and found that the richer you are, the longer you’ll live. And it’s a gap that is widening, particularly among women. This data is…

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An Analysis of the President’s 2015 Budget

This report by CBO presents an analysis of the proposals in the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2015, as submitted to the Congress on March 4, 2014. The analysis is based on CBO’s economic projections and estimating models (rather…

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YOGI BERRA, former N.Y. Yankee catcher

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.”

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“Should I use my IRA to pay off my mortgage?”

Full question:  I’m single, recently retired at age 65 and have approximately $450,000 in my IRA. My Social Security and a small pension total $2,000/month, and I can meet all my expenses with this amount of money except for my mortgage.…

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