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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Could Innovative California Lower Drug Prices For Everyone?

California may soon drive a hole through Washington’s tolerance for — and protection of — price gouging on drugs. A measure on the November ballot, Proposition 61, would bar state agencies from paying more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs does.

September 27, 2016
An employee of a money changer holds a stack of U.S. Dollar notes before giving it to a customer in Jakarta

Online Scams: How Can You Protect Yourself and Your Family?

Scammers are smart and know how to push emotional buttons. While we all hope we won’t be taken in, it happens.

February 24, 2016

AARP To Super Committee: Don’t Eviscerate Social Security, Medicare

The AARP, the nation’s largest senior citizen advocacy group and among the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington, urged the Super Congress not to roll back the welfare state yesterday. “Americans want Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid to be strengthened as part of a broader conversation around health and economic security, not one focused solely […]

August 12, 2011

UPDATE: AARP to Accept Social Security Benefit Cuts

UPDATE: Though the strategic change is still noteworthy, Brien Beutler [has] a statement from the AARP denying there was a substantive policy shift here: “Let me be clear – AARP is as committed as we’ve ever been to fighting to protect Social Security for today’s seniors and strengthening it for future generations. Contrary to the […]

June 17, 2011

Paul Ryan Picks Fight With AARP; Republican Strategists’ Heads Explode

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, media-anointed Serious Fiscal Conservative Republican, defended his Medicare evisceration plan in an interview with conservative outlet Newsmax yesterday, and in so doing set himself up for a fight with one of the most powerful constituencies in America–seniors: “So government-run and government-rationed Medicare is what the Obama plan is,” Ryan says. “We […]

June 16, 2011