Senate reconciliation has ‘once in a generation’ prescription reform

FatCamera | E+ | Getty Images As individuals and families grapple with surging prices, there’s one category that has a history of rising faster than inflation: prescription drugs. Now, the new Senate reconciliation bill put forward by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., aims to help give Americans relief from … Read more

A possible reduction for Medicare Part B premiums is still in play

Choreograph | iStock | Getty Images For Medicare beneficiaries wondering whether their Part B premiums could be reduced, the waiting continues. More than three months after Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra ordered a reassessment of this year’s $ 170.10 standard monthly premium – a bigger-than-expected jump from $ 148.50 in 2021 – it … Read more

Inflation could mean a big Social Security cost-of-living adjustment in 2023

Sporrer / Rupp | Image Source | Getty Images Social Security beneficiaries started 2022 with a 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment to their monthly checks, the highest increase in about 40 years. But as inflation climbs with each month, the buying power of those benefit increases has diminished. The Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers, or … Read more