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Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) changes in 2017



Each year the Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at data and decides whether a benefit increase will be applied to keep up with inflation. How well that happens is debatable, but for many it certainly doesn’t seem realistic. The SSA recently announced the 2017 cost-of-living adjustment…

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Medical Care Inflation Fact and Fiction



Healthcare costs are a key issue for Americans. Mylan’s CEO Heather Bresch recently faced some tough questions from Congress over the increase in price of the Epipen — a drug used to treat severe allergic reactions — from the reasonable $100 in 2007 to the absurd $600 plus today. Former drug…

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