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News You Should Know: Could Expanding Medicare Address Inequalities?

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Could expanding Medicare eligibility reduce racial disparities? | Verywell Health

Communities of color often face bigger challenges accessing health care. Expanding access to Medicare by lowering the eligibility age could allow doctors to diagnose and treat health problems that result from those inequalities sooner.

People adopted better financial habits during the pandemic | Marketplace

The COVID-19 pandemic upended many people’s lives and made clear the importance of saving money for a rainy day. Two recent surveys show how the pandemic led many to get more serious about saving and planning for the future.

“Plus-up” stimulus checks have already been sent to 9 million Americans – will you get one too? | Kiplinger

If you received a third-round stimulus payment, you might be one of the millions of Americans receiving another “plus-up” payment. The additional payments are being sent to those whose previous payment was based on tax information from 2019 but who are eligible for a larger payment based on their information from 2020.

Opinion: These are the 3 elements of a happy retirement | MarketWatch

Everyone’s retirement is different, and one person’s advice won’t necessarily apply to others, but a recent retiree says he’s found that a happy retirement includes these three key elements.

News You Should Know is a digest of news from publications around the nation about finance, investing, and retirement.


  1. Charles Hendrickson says:

    My wife and I are doing fine, although getting old is not fun! However we are able to get around alright!

  2. Steve K says:

    Lowering the elgibility for Medicare from 65 to 60, will incentivise millions of Americans to retire early and further bankrupt Social Security and Pension funds. 3.5 Trillion will only be a fraction of the long term cost.

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