Archive | August, 2012

Early Social Security claims plummet

27 Aug

We received some interesting news recently, with the revelation that the number of people claiming early social security at age 62 is dropping. In 2009, 30.8% of all eligible Americans who could claim Social Security at age 62 did so. Just two years later, the change was eye-opening: by 2011 that number had dropped to [...]

Inside the ACA #4: Who foots the bill?

20 Aug

My last few posts on President Obama’s Affordable Care Act have gone into some detail about the potential positives of the law and who is likely to benefit. Unfortunately, it’s not all good news—far from it. There are some very real reasons to be concerned about how this law is going to be paid for [...]

Inside the ACA #3: Positives for Medicare Recipients

13 Aug

In my third post in a series about the Affordable Care Act, I’ll share a bit more positive news about its impact for a specific group of Americans—seniors. Some of the biggest beneficiaries of the ACA will be Medicare recipients, who will see some improvements in coverage, notably the continuation of a program that began [...]

Inside the ACA #2: Positives for families and retirees

6 Aug

In this post, the second in a series about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on Americans’ lives and wallets, I’m going to talk a little bit about the bright side of this legislation. While everyone is different, personal, medical and financial circumstances will have a significant effect on how this new law affects [...]