health care costs

Health Care Post Retirement

Many have not started planning for the financial and medical realities that come with getting older. Do you know your options and costs for health care post retirement?

 
By: Cathleen Toomey

As the last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year, they are ready to redefine what retirement means to them, but have not done all their homework on costs. A recent national survey conducted among boomers ages 50-69 commissioned by RiverWoods, a Type A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Exeter, NH, found while some have put thought into the retirement lifestyles they would like to …

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Is Wall Street Making Life or Death Decisions?

In the last thirty years, the values of Wall Street have so infiltrated the values of American society that seemingly all aspects of life are impacted.

By: Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Is your health insurance company traded on Wall Street?

If so, is Wall Street deciding your medical care?

It’s hard to recall that for-profit corporations were once kept out of health care — in fact, for most of the 20th century. During this time, the nation’s medical system was built largely by non-profit and charitable organizations, which is why so many hospitals are named for saints. Courts across …

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