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The U.S. Department of Labor is paving the way for states to sponsor retirement plans for millions of private-sector workers who don’t have such programs on the job.
Hearing aid technology
With only a fraction of the estimated 30 million older Americans with age-related hearing loss using hearing devices, “the time is ripe for a technology solution that could be helped along by federal action,” said geriatrician Christine Cassel, M.D., last week in a report on hearing issues before a government advisory council.
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The government’s new dietary guidelines, due to be released in the coming months, may contain an about-face on decades of advice not to eat cholesterol-rich food.
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President Barack Obama’s proposals to increase middle-income tax cuts would come partly at a price to the estates of higher-income households.
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By Gary Koenig, Vice President, Financial Security, and David John, Senior Policy Adviser, Financial Security
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Update: The Social Security Administration says it will immediately stop collecting old debts by grabbing taxpayers' refunds.
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The recently installed head of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen, dropped in on members of the media the other day at the National Press Club in Washington.
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States have divided almost evenly on whether to expand Medicaid to millions more low-income Americans, many of them uninsured.
BUDGET
The $1.1 trillion bipartisan spending bill passed by Congress funds federal agencies through the rest of the fiscal year, eases the sharp budget cuts known as the sequester and ends the lingering threat of another government shutdown. It also affects a number of programs especially important to older Americans.
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It's the government, stupid.
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