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Medicare now projected to be insolvent by 2017

May 12, 2009


Whoops. Medicare is now projected to be exhausted in eight years. See here for the a summary of the complete reports. Any workable solution on the funding side would need to be equivalent to the following changes: …Social Security could be brought into actuarial balance over the next 75 years with changes equivalent to an […]

via LiveScience: “U.S. Life Expectancy May Have Peaked”

May 5, 2009


By Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience’s Bad Medicine Columnist posted: 22 April 2008 09:31 am ET Life expectancy rates rose for most of Americans over the last four decades by about six years, from an average of about age 71 to age 77. Yet a sizeable portion of the population, mostly in rural regions, saw those modest […]

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May 4, 2009


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