2012 Thoughts
A self-imposed emergency is not a reason for bad decisions - Monday, December 17, 2012

We’ve all watched the classic disaster movie where an asteroid is speeding toward the earth and our leaders and a few selected heroes (played by our favorite actors) band together and literally move heaven and earth to avert the disaster and save the world.  They didn’t care what resources they used, who they put in harm’s way or what measures they took as long as they had a chance to successfully avoid the impact and the resulting disaster of the approaching asteroid.


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We Can’t Survive the Status-Quo - Thursday, December 06, 2012

The elections are over. Billions have been spent and we’ve watched thousands of ads. We’ve been called by hundreds of pollsters and gotten tons of mail. Now we’ve finally voted and just what do we have? We have the status-quo.

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Seniors Short-changed on COLA – Again! - Thursday, November 08, 2012

 Once again, older Americans face rising costs and expenses for the year ahead with little or no increase in their monthly Social Security payments – all thanks to a flawed Consumer Price Index (CPI) that the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is based on.  Announced by the government on Tuesday, the Social Security COLA for 2013 is 1.7 percent, one of the smallest increases ever!  

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Supreme Court Decision Time - Thursday, August 09, 2012

The decision expected from the Supreme Court next week relating to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called Obamacare) will have an impact on older Americans regardless of the decision.

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Seniors Deserve the Best Treatment Possible for Macular Degeneration - Thursday, May 17, 2012

In an aging America, senior citizens face more healthcare choices – and risks – than ever before. We are especially concerned that the healthcare discussions remain centered on patient care and safety, and that Medicare is not cutting costs by cutting corners.

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Protect Duel Eligibles - Some of our most vulnerable seniors - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

RetireSafe along with 9 other stakeholders sent the letter below to CMS pointing out our concern with changes to Medicare that we feel will have detrimental effects on duel eligibles.  We are looking forward to the Director's response.

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The Means Doesn't Justify the End - Monday, April 02, 2012

From my point of view, the decisions that will come from the current arguments concerning the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being held before the Supreme Court this week will have a huge effect on our country, an effect that goes far beyond health care reform.

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