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Medicare appeals office cuts seniors’ waiting time to see a judge in half  — The Washington Post

The federal office responsible for appeals for Medicare coverage has cut in half the waiting time for beneficiaries who are requesting a hearing before a judge. The progress follows an announcement in January that officials were going to work through…

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Obama renews tax provisions, creates tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities  — The Star Tribune

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday that temporarily extends dozens of costly tax breaks for millions of businesses and homeowners, commuters, teachers and others. The measure also allows people with disabilities to open tax-free savings accounts. The law extends the…

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Jeb Bush to ‘actively explore’ 2016 presidential bid  — CNN

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has decided to “actively explore” a presidential bid after conversations with his family over Thanksgiving, he said in a Facebook post Tuesday. While Bush had been making steps toward a presidential bid with recent speeches in…

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AMAC: The myRA is Illegal, Illogical, and will add to our Debt

Once again President Obama has passed legislation without Congressional approval. He simply issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Treasury Secretary to issue a new regulation without the need for a law authorizing his action. How could he justify doing that?…

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Treasury Finalizes Rules For New Retirement Savings Account: The myRA

A new retirement savings vehicle, the myRA (my retirement account), is now one step closer to being available after the Department of the Treasury’s final regulations became effective December 15, 2014. The myRA was first announced earlier in 2014 by…

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Jason Green, OMHA’s Program & Policy Director

(On Reducing Medicare Appeal Wait Time) “We are striving toward that 90-day mark.”(See Today’s Headline Post)

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“A few years ago, I lost my Social Security card. Now my credit report shows that someone might be using my Social Security number. What should I do?”

Answer: If someone is using a Social Security number fraudulently, they can be reported to the Federal Trade Commission at www.idtheft.gov or (877) IDTHEFT (438-4261). For TTY, call (866) 653-4261. Source: Social Security Administration, via The Acorn, 11/26/2014 Notice: The link provided…

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