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Biden administration imposes first-ever staff minimum for nursing homes

washingtonpost.com The Biden administration set a first-ever minimum staffing rule for nursing homes Monday, making good on the president’s promise more than two years ago to seek improvements…

Oncologists' meetings with drug reps don't help cancer patients live longer

npr.org Pharmaceutical company reps have been visiting doctors for decades to tell them about the latest drugs. But how does the practice affect patients? A group of economists…

Links 4/22/2024

nakedcapitalism.com This entry was posted in Guest Post, Links on . Readers, I have had a correspondent characterize my views as realistic cynical. Let me briefly explain them. I believe in…

$8 Million Will Buy You This Much Retirement

finance.yahoo.com If you have enough money in the bank to last the rest of your life, you can retire. If you don’t, you can’t. It’s as simple as that, although, of course, nothing about…

IMF warns Washington on dangers of continued deficit spending

seekingalpha.com A new report from the International Monetary Fund spells out just how serious a hole the U.S. has dug itself in terms of the federal deficit and how actions must be taken…

Dave Ramsey explains how your mortgage is key to early retirement

thestreet.com Many people dream of leaving their jobs and making the decision to retire early. Personal finance coach Dave Ramsey says it's possible and that people considering the…

IMF's Gopinath says high U.S. deficits fueling growth, higher interest rates

finance.yahoo.com The United States needs to raise revenues to bring down high budget deficits even though they are helping to fuel global growth by stoking domestic U.S. demand,…

Can an Assisted Living Take Our Assets? We Have a $1 Million IRA to Protect Us

finance.yahoo.com As we age, many of us will need some form of long-term care, whether at home or in a facility. With nursing home costs averaging over $90,000 per year, long-term care…

Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut

seattletimes.com President Joe Biden frequently cites insulin prices as he promotes a $35 price cap for Americans with diabetes who are on Medicare.

Don't think all Nvidians are now rich, says one engineer

aol.com None An Nvidia engineer spoke to BI about salaries at the chipmaker. • None The West Coast-based worker has a $250,000 base and gets half that amount again in stock…

The 5 ‘big money’ mistakes retirees (almost) always regret in 2024

aol.com Even with a sizable nest egg, retirees should never stop budgeting — especially if they want to make that financial safety net last 30+ years. While the economy remains…

Our Uniquely American Drug Shortages

prospect.org Last week, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) announced that the United States has the largest number of medicines in short supply in the history of…

I Have $500k in a Roth IRA, and Will Receive a Combined $2,000 a Month From a Pension and Social Security. Can I Retire at 62?

finance.yahoo.com Figuring out when you can afford to retire often comes down to determining whether your assets will produce enough annual income to support your lifestyle and spending…

Medicare’s push to improve chronic care attracts businesses, but not many doctors

aol.com Carrie Lester looks forward to the phone call every Thursday from her doctors’ medical assistant, who asks how she’s doing and if she needs prescription refills. The…

‘They can recommend what they want,’ but Trump is setting policy from position of strength

politico.com After the House Republican Study Committee released an election-year policy package last month proposing to raise the retirement age, John McLaughlin, a veteran pollster…

Medicare’s push to improve chronic care doesn't attract many doctors

fortune.com Carrie Lester looks forward to the phone call every Thursday from her doctors’ medical assistant, who asks how she’s doing and if she needs prescription refills. The…

40% of Workers Forced Into Early Retirement: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

finance.yahoo.com How would you handle early retirement? Instead of having years of investment and growth left, what if you had to start living on your retirement accounts tomorrow? More…

The Average US Retirement Age: Where Do You Stack Up?

finance.yahoo.com Determining when to retire can be tough. There are various factors to consider, including your financial situation, your health, and the lifestyle you wish to enjoy once you…

Major health insurance companies are nearing too big to fail status

axios.com Data: Axios research; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals Health insurance companies have swelled in both size and scope over the last decade, with the revenues of six…

Here's What the Average Senior Couple Collects in Social Security Today

finance.yahoo.com The nice thing about being a couple in retirement is that you and your partner can share expenses, like housing and utilities, thereby making that stage of life more…

Column: Antiabortion agitators are trying to cripple a lifesaving federal healthcare law

latimes.com Here’s how the legal departments of two hospitals, legislators in two states and even the Supreme Court turned a pregnancy emergency for Mylissa Farmer into a…

Roe v. Wade repeal horror revealed as red-state emergency rooms from Florida to Texas deny care to pregnant women

fortune.com One woman miscarried in the restroom lobby of a Texas emergency room as front desk staff refused to admit her. Another woman learned that her fetus had no heartbeat at a…

Two Cheers for the Proposed End Kidney Deaths Act

reason.com At the Vox website, Dylan Matthews offers a compelling defense of the proposed End Kidney Deaths Act. He makes good points, and I agree the act would be a major improvement…

Zhang named chief DC correspondent for STAT News

talkingbiznews.com Rachel Cohrs Zhang has been promoted to chief Washington correspondent at STAT News. Rachel will still devote most of her time to reporting, and she will also be STAT’s…

How 3 baby boomers are approaching phased retirement, the ‘mega-trend’ reshaping workplaces

fortune.com Retirement is a source of anxiety for many Americans, with older employees worried about being forced out of work before they are ready and younger generations less than…

Citizenship: Concept and Consequences

nakedcapitalism.com Yves here. Given that (as Lambert agrees) there’s a bit of a dearth of breaking developments this week, it seemed timely to post a more general interest piece. Even though…

Links 4/18/2024

nakedcapitalism.com This entry was posted in Links on . Readers, I have had a correspondent characterize my views as realistic cynical. Let me briefly explain them. I believe in universal…

House progressives release an agenda for 2025, with ideas for Biden to excite the base

nbcnews.com WASHINGTON — Top House progressives will unveil a sweeping agenda Thursday to lay down a marker for the policies they’ll push next year if Democrats win the 2024 election,…

How to teach kids about financial literacy

aol.com One morning this past February, 13-year-old Londyn Ivy donned the title of insurance agent, which came with a monthly paycheck of $4,000. Alongside her seventh-grade…

Public Health Council approves new Boston, Cape Cod hospital beds as capacity strains

bostonherald.com Massachusetts General Hospital and Cape Cod Hospital will be able to add over 100 hospital beds, the Public Health Council determined Wednesday morning — allowing the…

Promise of Eli Lilly's weight-loss drug for sleep apnea adds another reason to own the stock

cnbc.com Eli Lilly 's weight-loss drug Zepbound showed promise as a treatment for sleep apnea — giving investors more confidence to keep owning the world's most valuable health-care…

Eli Lilly’s weight-loss drug Zepbound might help cure your sleep apnea

fastcompany.com Eli Lilly and Company announced promising results for its weight loss drug Zepbound, indicating its potential as a treatment for sleep apnea. The drug demonstrated…

Eli Lilly’s weight loss drug Zepbound shows promise as a sleep apnea treatment in late-stage trials

cnbc.com An injection pen of Zepbound, Eli Lilly’s weight loss drug, is displayed in New York City, U.S., December 11, 2023. Eli Lilly on Wednesday said its highly popular weight…

I Waited to Take My First RMD Until April 1st. Will This Affect My Second Year's RMD?

finance.yahoo.com Unlike most personal finance questions, the answer to this one is short and simple: yes, waiting until April 1st to take your first RMD will affect the amount of your second…

Eli Lilly weight-loss drug found to address sleep apnoea in trial

ft.com Study results could encourage US Medicare system and private insurers to cover tirzepatide treatments

Would you donate a kidney for $50,000?

vox.com A kidney transplant team in Nice, France. | BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Giving a kidney saves a life. Paying donors could fix the shortage. What if I told…

Eli Lilly’s weight loss drug Zepbound found to reduce sleep apnea, company says

nbcnews.com Eli Lilly’s weight loss drug Zepbound was found to reduce obstructive sleep apnea in adults with obesity, the drugmaker said in a release Wednesday. Obstructive sleep apnea…

Medicare's push to improve chronic care attracts businesses, but not many doctors

npr.org Medicare's push to improve chronic care attracts businesses, but not many doctors Carrie Lester looks forward to the phone call every Thursday from her doctors' medical…

Man Faces $70M Medicare Fraud Scheme Charges

entrepreneur.com A Mississippi man has been charged with multiple offenses relating to $70 million Medicare fraud by the Justice Department. An indictment was unsealed in Tampa last week for…

Joe Biden’s assault on the $900 child-eczema cream

economist.com BUYING PRESCRIPTION drugs in America can feel a bit like being a tourist haggling at a street market. First, a ludicrous “retail price” is mentioned (for your correspondent…

What everyday taxpayers can learn from the Biden, Harris 2023 tax returns

cnbc.com In 2023, both couples earned most of their income from salaries, with federal and state taxes withheld from employers. Both couples also had interest income, which can cause…

The best dataset on American health care will be harder to access

economist.com Prachi Sanghavi, a health-policy researcher at the University of Chicago, studies whether ambulances that provide medical care at the site of the emergency are better than…

Facebook will stop subsidizing Australian news. Will tax dollars have to replace it?

niemanlab.org When we speak of media freedom, we generally mean it in terms of freedom from unnecessary legal restrictions, so journalists and their sources are not threatened with…

The 2024 Fortune/PINC AI 100 Top Hospitals

aol.com For most businesses, excellence is important. For hospitals, where daily operations are a matter of life and death, it’s essential. For more than 30 years, that’s been the…

How much of your tax money goes toward servicing US national debt?

foxbusiness.com Interest on the U.S. national debt has grown so rapidly that it is now consuming nearly half of all individual personal income taxes. So far this fiscal year, about 39 cents…

Report: Ransomware Group Posts Evidence It Holds Change Healthcare Files

pymnts.com A ransomware group has reportedly published several files on the dark web that it says are patient records stolen during February’s cyberattack on UnitedHealth Group’s…

Biden Spending $300 Million On Sanctuary Cities

zerohedge.com Biden Spending $300 Million On Sanctuary Cities Authored by Naveen Athrappully via The Epoch Times, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is distributing $300…

Why doesn’t Medicare cover drugs like Ozempic for weight loss?

marketplace.org Medicare Part D, which provides prescription drug coverage, will now cover the weight-loss medication Wegovy in cases where the patient is at risk of a heart attack or a…

How big is the GLP-1 market? Exploring its growth potential By

investing.com GLP-1 receptor agonists are changing the way chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes are managed, but they have also been approved in the United States to treat obesity,…

The No. 1 mistake people in their 50s make with their money, according to a CFP

cnbc.com People in their 50s are often juggling a number of financial responsibilities, from paying for kids' tuition to caring for elderly parents — on top of saving for their…

We're 66 With $1.4 Million in IRAs, and $4,100 Monthly From Social Security. What's Our Retirement Budget?

finance.yahoo.com Say that, as a married couple, you have $1.4 million in your IRAs and, at age 66, expect about $4,100 per month in Social Security. Based on some typical rules of thumb, you…

UnitedHealth hack looms over first-quarter earnings report

finance.yahoo.com UnitedHealth is expected to record higher medical costs in its first earnings report since a cyberattack disrupted its technology systems including those that manage…

Invivyd Receives Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Reimbursement Codes from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Covering…

benzinga.com Product-specific Q Code (Q0224) facilitates product reimbursement for PEMGARDA; corresponding M Code (M0224) defines reimbursement for product administration • Reimbursement…

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