Congress considering proposals that may dramatically impact your retirement

A string of pending proposals on Capitol Hill could change the way current and future retirees live.

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Here's how to decide when it's time to move from independent living to assisted living

AGING IS MORE ART THAN science. Each person ages at a different rate and may face varying health challenges as the years march on. Because of this, navigating health care decisions later in life isn’t always a straightforward proposition. One of those decisions may be trying to decide when is the right time to move into an assisted living community, and when to begin making plans for such a transition.

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New research confirms being socially active lowers dementia risk

Older and middle-aged adults who are socially active appear to be at lower risk of developing dementia, according to new research

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Atlanta considers banning scooters

In the aftermath of the city’s third electric scooter fatality, the Atlanta City Council on Monday introduced legislation that affirmed a prohibition on additional permits to the companies deploying the devices.

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Encouraging Americans to look for cheap Canadian imports could spur the growth of illegal online pharmacies

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have arrived at the same conclusion on at least one thing: A way for Americans to get the drugs they can’t afford is to buy them in Canada.

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Doctors worried about growing influence insurers have over patient care

(AP) - After Kim Lauerman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, doctors wanted to give her a drug that helps prevent infections and fever during chemotherapy. Her insurer said no.

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Senators unveil bipartisan legislation to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two veteran senators — a Republican and a Democrat — unveiled compromise legislation Tuesday to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients, while saving money for federal and state health care programs serving seniors and low-income people.

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The SECURE Act may have a big impact of your retirement savings

With the decline of traditional pensions, most of us are now responsible for squirrelling away money for our own retirement. In today's do-it-yourself retirement savings world, we rely largely on 401(k) plans and IRAs. However, there are obviously flaws with the system because about one-fourth of working Americans have no retirement savings at all—including 13% of workers age 60 and older.

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Seniors today are happier than previous generations, according to University of Pittsburgh study

Seniors today are happier than previous generations, according to new findings from the University of Pittsburgh.

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42% of boomers don't know how much they have saved for retirement

Planning for retirement can be complicated, and there are plenty of questions to ask yourself before you leave your job. How will you spend your free time? How will you pay for healthcare expenses? How much will you receive in Social Security benefits?

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