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Dear Fellow Retiree,

The Fall 2017 LRO Connection newsletter is now available for viewing and may be accessed by clicking here.

As you may recall from our spring newsletter, the LRO Board has been assessing the future direction of the organization. The board met in Dallas in October and formulated a Plan Forward. Specifics of that plan are included in the President's Column.

Among the changes, is the temporary suspension of LRO dues. You will note that, while we will be cutting back in a number of areas to save board work and dollars, we will continue, for the time, performing our basic monitoring of Pension, Healthcare, and Group Life Insurance benefits and respond to retiree questions via email or the website. You will also note that this will be the last published issue of the LRO Connection newsletter. All future correspondence will be accomplished via email and/or the website. We urge you to read the full article to understand the rationale for the planned changes.

The History Corner article features the North Carolina Works.

On behalf of the entire board of directors, I say thank you for your support over the years.

Joe Dombrowski,
President Lucent Retiree Organization.


HEALTH, WELFARE, AND PENSION INQUIRIES

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Check out the History Corner tab for the first 100 year history of the Western Electric Co. from 1869 to 1969.

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Nokia launches portfolio of digital health products designed to inspire people to take control of their health

Nokia expands in digital health; company announces largest line of connected consumer health products.

New products include Nokia Body BMI Wi-Fi connected scale, Nokia BPM+ soft-cuff blood pressure monitor, new Nokia Health Mate app with 360-degree view of health.

All products now available online at health.nokia.com and leading retailers worldwide including Best Buy, Amazon.com and Bed, Bath & Beyond; coming soon to retailers including CVS, Target, Babies"R"Us and Apple.


Announcement Regarding Aon Hewitt

Distributed to former employees who are Participants in one or more of the following: Nokia pension1, savings/401(k), and/or health and welfare benefit plans.

As you know, Aon Hewitt provides recordkeeping and other services for Nokia’s pension¹, savings/401(k), and health and welfare benefit plans. Last month, Aon plc, Aon Hewitt’s parent company, announced that it had reached an agreement to sell its human resources outsourcing business, which includes the businesses that service your Nokia benefit plans, to Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms. The sale is expected to close sometime before the end of June 2017.

Nokia’s Benefits Operations team has met with Aon Hewitt regarding the sale. We do not expect the sale to have any impact on or disruption to the services that Aon Hewitt provides to the Nokia plans. Aon Hewitt has indicated that it is committed to a smooth transition of the business and that it will continue to make its clients its top priority. Nonetheless, we will continue to monitor the transition of the business to the new owners. (Note: Participants in the Nokia Savings/401(k) Plan who utilize the Online Advice service or the Professional Management Program should expect to receive a separate communication from Aon Hewitt regarding their rights with respect to this transition.)

As a reminder, Aon Hewitt does not manage the Pension or Savings/401(k) Plan’s investment funds. The investment funds will continue to be managed independently by professional investment managers hired and overseen by Nokia.

Both before and after the sale, questions regarding your Nokia benefits² can be directed to the Nokia Benefits Resource Center as follows:

As a reminder: It is your responsibility to keep your address and contact information on record with Nokia’s benefit plans up-to-date. Please contact the Nokia Benefits Resource Center to make any updates.


1 Not including the Nokia Solutions and Networks Pension Plan.
2 The Nokia Benefits Resource Center does not currently provide services with respect to the Nokia Solutions and Networks Pension Plan. For more information about that plan, you may contact NSN Retirement Benefits Center at 1-866-726-6646.

RETIREE NEWS

A report shows the Senate GOP tax bill ultimately raises taxes on 50 percent of people. That’s a problem.
By Aaron Blake; The Washington Post ~ Nov 21, 2017

Why a Gold Obamacare Plan May Be Cheaper Than a Silver One
This quirk makes it important to shop carefully for Obamacare coverage.

By Christy Bieber; The Motley Fool ~ Nov 19, 2017

Zombie Alexander-Murray? Key senator thinks ACA stabilization bill could make it into funding package
By Leslie Small; FierceHealthcare ~ Nov 21, 2017

Health Centers Desperate As Renewal Of Their Funding Languishes In Congress
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 21, 2017

Medicare, Medicaid And Long-Term Care: Your Questions Answered
From Richard Eisenberg; Forbes ~ Nov 21, 2017

Medicare premiums and Social Security COLAs: Here's why retirees will pay up in 2018
By Mary Beth Franklin; InvestmentNews ~ Nov 21, 2017

Republicans Learn The Hard Way: You Break Obamacare, You Own It
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Nov 20, 2017

The Health 202: Republicans are right. The individual mandate is a tax on the poor.
By Paige Winfield Cunningham; The Washington Post ~ Nov 20, 2017

Amid soaring drug prices, FDA reverses stance and cracks down on cheap imports
By Beth Mole; Ars Technica ~ Nov 20, 2017

Trump promises Americans ‘huge tax cut’ for Christmas
By Darlene Superville; The Associated Press ~ Nov 20, 2017

How Tax Reform Will Actually Help 401(k) Savers
From Rodney Brooks; Forbes ~ Nov 20, 2017

Downsizing Doesn't Have To Be Daunting Thanks to These 5 Steps
From Sarah Mouser; Forbes ~ Nov 20, 2017

Medicare announced its premiums for 2018. Here’s what you need to know.
By Philip Moeller; PBS News Hour ~ Nov 20, 2017

Collins: I Haven’t Decided Whether I’ll Vote For Tax Bill With O’Care Provision
By Esme Cribb; Talking Points Memo ~ Nov 19, 2017

The Medicare Mistake That Could Cost 62% of Senior Enrollees a Fortune in 2018
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ Nov 19, 2017

Trump met Senate Republicans on ObamaCare fix
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Nov 17, 2017

GOP senators lobby Trump on Obamacare mandate, markets
By Jennifer Haberkorn & John Bresnahan; Politico ~ Nov 17, 2017

Tax Fight Gets Personal as Senators Spar Over Bill
By Alan Rappeport; The New York Times ~ Nov 17, 2017

Medicare Part B premiums jumping 23 percent for many retirees
By Sarah O'Brien; CNBC ~ Nov 17, 2017

Hey, Amazon: As a pharmacy benefit manager, you could create real competition for drug prices
By Linda Cahn; STAT ~ Nov 15, 2017

How Older Patients Can Dodge Pitfalls Entrenched In Health Care System
By Judith Graham; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 16, 2017

Middle Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs
By Robert Pear; The New York Times ~ Nov 16, 2017

Why Republican Lawmakers Are Eyeing 401(k)s for Their Tax Plan
By Suzanne Woolley; Bloomberg ~ Nov 16, 2017

Opinion: The Republican plan is to take away your health care to pay for their tax cuts
From Sam Berger; The Hill ~ Nov 16, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives approves tax overhaul, fight shifts to Senate
By David Morgan & Amanda Becker; Reuters ~ Nov 16, 2017

Opinion: Time for America to wake up and take care our retirement system
From Robert Stammers; The Hill ~ Nov 16, 2017

Trump's HHS secretary nominee boosted drug prices while at Eli Lilly
By Sarah Karlin-Smith, Politico – Nov 14, 2017

Healthcare fight consumes Senate tax debate
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Nov 15, 2017

Two U.S. Senate Republicans critical of party's tax plan
By Amanda Becker & David Morgan; Reuters ~ Nov 15, 2017

Analysis: New Senate Tax Bill Solves Some Issues, Raises Others
By Joe Williams; Roll Call ~ Nov 15, 2017

The GOP wants to eliminate the estate tax. Let’s use it to expand Social Security instead
From Nancy Altman; The Hill ~ Nov 15, 2017

Opinion: Why lawmakers keep trying to whack retirees
By Paul Brandus; MarketWatch ~ Nov 15, 2017

Democrats seize on renewed ObamaCare fight
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Nov 14, 2017

Health groups urge Congress not to repeal ObamaCare mandate
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Nov 14, 2017

Senate Leaders Signal Willingness To Stick O’Care Mandate Repeal In Tax Bill
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Nov 14, 2017

With Medicare enrollment winding down, most retirees don't shop around
By Sarah O'Brien; CNBC ~ Nov 14, 2017

Is Amazon getting into the pharmacy business? This is what you need to know
By Emma Court; MarketWatch ~ Nov 14, 2017

Experts: We Can Lower Drug Prices
By Christopher Beach & Anthony Mills; RealClear Politics ~ Nov 14, 2017

House passes bill to curb presidential pensions
By Cristina Marcos; The Hill ~ Nov 14, 2017

How the GOP Tax Bill Could Trigger $25 Billion in Medicare Cuts in 2018
By Yuval Rosenberg; The Fiscal Times ~ Nov 14, 2017

Brokers Are Reluctant Players In A Most Challenging ACA Open-Enrollment Season
By Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 13, 2017

Trump's health secretary pick called Obamacare 'fundamentally broken,' faces drug pricing questions
By Kimberly Leonard; The Washington Examiner ~ Nov 13, 2017

Opinion: Elderly Americans shouldn't expect a friend in Trump's HHS pick
From Brendan Williams; The Hill ~ Nov 13, 2017

Government Collects $235 Billion in Taxes in First Month of Fiscal Year 2018
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Nov 13, 2017

Former Pharma Executive Alex Azar Tapped By Trump To Lead HHS
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 13, 2017

Trump to lawmakers: cut health mandate, top tax bracket
By Amanda Becker & Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Nov 13, 2017

Opinion: Let's be honest — this isn't actually tax reform
From Ned Ryun; The Hill ~ Nov 13, 2017

Money worries? 5 financial rules to live by
From Christy Bieber,TMF; USA TODAY ~ Nov 13, 2017

Week ahead: House sets vote on tax overhaul
By Sylvan Lane; The Hill ~ Nov 13, 2017

Medicare billing: Hospital "observation" can cost you
By Walecia Konrad, MoneyWatch ; CBS News ~ Nov 13, 2017

Nokia Bell Labs & Verizon Stretch Fixed 5G to the Home
By Dan Jones; Light Reading ~ Nov 13, 2017

Rising Insurer Profits Boost Obamacare
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Nov 12, 2017

Here's how the House and Senate tax-cut bills could impact your taxes next year and beyond
By Trent Gillies; CNBC ~ Nov 12, 2017

The Fatal Flaw Your Financial Plan May Share With The New Tax Reform Proposal
From Erik Carter, FF; Forbes ~ Nov 12, 2017

Social Security Cuts May Be Coming. Here's How to Protect Your Retirement
By Katie Brockman; The Motley Fool ~ Nov 12, 2017

Members Of Congress On Their Caregiving Challenges
From Rita Rubin, NA; Forbes ~ Nov 10, 2017

McConnell: I ‘Misspoke’ On No Tax Increase For Middle Class Families
By Allegra Kirkland; Talking Points Memo ~ Nov 11, 2017

What to watch out for during open enrollment
By Jessica Dickler; CNBC ~ Nov 11, 2017

The Long-Term Care Benefit Many Veterans Are Missing Out On
From Joan Lunden, NA; Forbes ~ Nov 11, 2017

Why You Should Write a Memoir—Even if Nobody Will Read It
By Lisa Ward; The Wall Street Journal ~ Nov 10, 2017

9 secrets to staying young
By Betty Finney; MarketWatch ~ Nov 11, 2017

Trump may use executive power to weaken Obamacare's individual mandate
By Paul Demko; Politico ~ Nov 10, 2017

Pressure Builds To Cut Medicare Patients In On Prescription Deals
By Sarah Jane Tribble; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 10, 2017

House to consider bill limiting pensions for former presidents
By Cristina Marcos; The Hill ~ Nov 10, 2017

Is spending money so difficult that it causes you pain? Here’s help
By Alessandra Malito; MarketWatch ~ Nov 10, 2017

Cunning malware spreads, going after your bank account
By Brooke Crothers; Fox News ~ Nov 10, 2017

House Republicans Raise Red Flags Over Senate Tax Bill
By Lindsey McPherson; Roll Call ~ Nov 10, 2017

What's Different (And What's The Same) In The Senate And House Tax Reform Proposals
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Nov 10, 2017

House and Senate Have Big Differences to Bridge on Tax Plans
By Alan Rappeport, New York Times – Nov 9, 2017

For U.S. Republicans, tax reform math hinges on cutting Medicare
By Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Nov 09, 2017

Despite Trump’s scorn, early ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups top 600k
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Nov 08, 2017

Obamacare enrollment has begun. Here’s what you need to know
By Emma Court; MarketWatch ~ Nov 09, 2017

Hospitals and PhRMA face off over drug prices and 340B program
By David Pittman; Politico ~ Nov 09, 2017

House Ways and Means approves tax reform package
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Nov 09, 2017

GOP senators raise concerns over tax plan
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Nov 09, 2017

House to vote next week on GOP tax plan
By Niv Elis; The Hill ~ Nov 09, 2017

Cornyn: Senate tax vote likely after Thanksgiving
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Nov 09, 2017

House Tax Bill Would Scrap Deduction For Medical Expenses
By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News – Nov 2, 2017

An Important Tax Deduction for Seniors and Their Families Is on the Chopping Block
By Elizabeth O’Brian, Money – Nov 3, 2017

CBO: Repealing ObamaCare mandate saves $338 billion
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Nov 08, 2017

In election glow, Dems see health care as a winning issue
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Nov 08, 2017

Rising prices, larger population major causes of increase in healthcare spending
From HealthDay News; United Press International ~ Nov 08, 2017

Opinion: GOP Tax Plan Raises After-Tax Incomes for Lower, Middle Class
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Nov 08, 2017

For Active Seniors, Cohousing Offers A Cozier Alternative To Downsizing
By Sharon Jayson; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 08, 2017

Senators push to ditch social security numbers in light of Equifax hack
By Taylor Hatmaker; TechCrunch ~ Nov 08, 2017

There's No Such Thing As 'Old Age' Anymore
From Joseph F. Coughlin; TIME ~ Nov 08, 2017

The ACA won't work without the individual mandate, we must keep it
From Dr. Angira Patel; The Hill ~ Nov 07, 2017

ACA sign-ups spike at open enrollment’s start
By Juliet Eilperin; The Washington Post ~ Nov 07, 2017

Collins Remains Positive On Tax Bill Despite Partisan Potential
By Joe Williams; Roll Call ~ Nov 07, 2017

Top Conservatives Push For Obamacare Mandate Repeal In Tax Bill
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 07, 2017

Think Tank Retracts Report Saying GOP Tax Bill Benefits Wealthy
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Nov 07, 2017

Possible Repeal Of Medical Tax Break Benefitting Middle Class Prompts Outcry
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP; Talking Points Memo ~ Nov 07, 2017

Shopping Around For Obamacare Coverage: Some Consumers Are Getting ‘A Pleasant Surprise,’ Others Are Getting Rate Increases And Confusion
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 06, 2017

When ObamaCare costs more than leasing a Rolls-Royce
From Merrill Matthews; The Hill ~ Nov 06, 2017

Trump preparing executive order to scale back ObamaCare's individual mandate: reports
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Nov 06, 2017

Opinion: Tax Reform: A Back Door To Killing Health Care, Medicare, And More
From Judy Stone; Forbes ~ Nov 06, 2017

Analysis: House Tax Plan Would Create Nearly 1 Million New Jobs and Increase GDP By 3.9%
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Nov 06, 2017

Why debt from GOP tax cuts might impose a painful price
By Paul Wiseman; The Associated Press ~ Nov 06, 2017

Vision for retirement clouded by tax proposal
The Associated Press ~ Nov 06, 2017

Three Myths About Fixing Social Security
By Brenton Smith, Newsmax – Nov 11, 2017

Tax reform sprint leaves little time for funding fight
By Niv Elis; The Hill ~ Nov 05, 2017

FDA Chief Warns Feds May Force Big Pharma To Pull More Painkillers Off The Market
By Steve Birr; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 04, 2017

Ryan: ObamaCare mandate repeal up for consideration in tax bill
By Julia Manchester; The Hill ~ Nov 05, 2017

We can help rural seniors and veterans by keeping the 340B drug pricing program
From Jim Martin; The Hill ~ Nov 04, 2017

Why So Many People Choose the Wrong Health Plans
By Richard H. Thaler; The New York Times ~ Nov 04, 2017

Why Now May Be A Bad Time For A Roth Conversion
From Mark Avallone; Forbes ~ Nov 04, 2017

GOP predicts few defections on tax vote
By Naomi Jagoda & Scott Wong; The Hill ~ Nov 04, 2017

Poll: Only 28% of Americans Are Satisfied With Federal Government
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Nov 04, 2017

House Tax Bill Addresses 401(k)s, IRAs But Drops Rothification
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Nov 03, 2017

Health Companies Race To Catch UnitedHealth As Amazon Laces Up
By Chad Terhune; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 03, 2017

Kevin Brady: Trump Wants Health Reform Linked to Tax Package
By Todd Beamon; Newsmax ~ Nov 03, 2017

Tax reform markup to begin in House on Monday
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Nov 03, 2017

How Much Risk Can You Tolerate In Your Investments?
From Larry Light; Forbes ~ Nov 03, 2017

Nokia Slams Ericsson 5G Claims as 'Misinformation'
By Iain Morris; Light Reading ~ Nov 03, 2017

House votes to repeal ObamaCare's Medicare cost-cutting board
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Nov 02, 2017

Free ‘Obamacare’ for older, poorer in nearly all counties
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Nov 02, 2017

Medicare’s Income-Related Premiums Under Current Law and Proposed Changes
By Juliette Cubanski; Kaiser Family Foundation ~ Nov 02, 2017

Trump still pushing for ObamaCare mandate repeal in tax bill
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Nov 02, 2017

Winners and losers in the Republican tax bill
By Cristina Marcos, Naomi Jagoda, Niv Elis & Vicki Needham ; The Hill ~ Nov 02, 2017

GOP’s tax bill cancels $23 billion in credits claimed by illegal immigrants
By Stephen Dinan; The Washington Times ~ Nov 02, 2017

Five things everyone actually agrees on about tax reform
By Ryan Struyk; CNN ~ Nov 02, 2017

House Tax Bill Would Scrap Deduction For Medical Expenses
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 02, 2017

Why It’s Too Soon to Predict What the Tax Changes Will Mean for You
By Ron Lieber; The New York Times ~ Nov 02, 2017

The Numbers Are In, And Pretty Much Everyone Thinks Congress Is Useless
By Michael Bastasch; The Daily Caller ~ Nov 02, 2017

Trump talks tough but little action seen on drug prices
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Nov 01, 2017

Trump health chief wants 'consumer friendly' ObamaCare signups
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Nov 01, 2017

Rising Health Insurance Costs Frighten Some Early Retirees
By Steven Findlay ; Kaiser Health News ~ Nov 01, 2017

ACA insurance exchanges open for fifth year after Republicans fail to kill them off
By Amy Goldstein, Juliet Eilperin & Colby Itkowitz; The Washington Post ~ Nov 01, 2017

Trump’s Call For Repealing Obamacare Mandate In Tax Bill Lands With A Thud
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Nov 01, 2017

Here’s How Mike Pence Could Pass Tax Reform Without A Single Concession To Democrats
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 31, 2017

Opinion: GOP's tax reform is a 'middle-class con job'
From Marcus D. Pohlmann; The Hill ~ Nov 01, 2017

Caregiving's Taboo Subject: Coordinating The Finances
From Richard Eisenberg; Forbes ~ Nov 01, 2017

Republicans in U.S. Congress scramble after tax bill debut delay
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Nov 01, 2017

Here's How The Gender Gap Applies To Retirement
By Kara Stiles; Forbes ~ Nov 01, 2017

S&P Estimates Big Dip In Obamacare Enrollment Under Trump Administration
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Oct 31, 2017

Premiums For Popular Plans To Spike, But That May Just Translate Into Government Paying More
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 31, 2017

Skyrocketing benchmark premiums, slim choices await Obamacare customers
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Oct 30, 2017

Dems: No talks with Trump on ObamaCare fix
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 31, 2017

Republicans Push Their Tax Bill, Which is Still Secret
By Jim Tankersley, Thomas Kaplan & Alan Rappeport; The New York Times ~ Oct 31, 2017

The Downsides Of Reducing Retirement Savings Tax Incentives
From Elizabeth Harris; Forbes ~ Oct 31, 2017

U.S. states allege broad generic drug price-fixing collusion
By Karen Freifeld; Reuters ~ Oct 31, 2017

Property tax deal near, Republicans sprint for bill
By David Morgan & Amanda Becker; Reuters ~ Oct 31, 2017

FDA moves to ax claim for heart benefits from soy foods
By Matthew Perrone; The Associated Press ~ Oct 30, 2017

HHS report: ObamaCare premiums rise significantly
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Oct 30, 2017

Health Law’s Open Enrollment To Kick Off This Week Amid Confusion, Cries Of Sabotage
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 30, 2017

Health law sign-ups start, and some see a ‘hostile takeover’
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Oct 30, 2017

GOP Tax Overhaul May Bring Back Extenders
By Lindsey McPherson; Roll Call ~ Oct 30, 2017

Why does the IRS constantly have technology failures? Ask Jeeves
From Tom Schatz; The Hill ~ Oct 30, 2017

Liz Weston: Equifax hack isn’t over _ more risks ahead
From Liz Weston, NW; The Associated Press ~ Oct 30, 2017

Opinion: How a Republican Idea for Reducing Medicare Costs Could Affect You
From Austin Frakt; The New York Times ~ Oct 30, 2017

Will the 'tax torpedo' blow up your retirement?
By Ilana Polyak; CNBC ~ Oct 30, 2017

Why a CVS-Aetna merger makes sense—even if it leaves Anthem ‘jilted at the altar’
By Leslie Small; FierceHealthcare ~ Oct 27, 2017

Sorry Trump, Insurers Remain Committed To Obamacare
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Oct 29, 2017

Trump tries to pin the blame for Obamacare premium hikes on Democrats
By Kyle Feldscher; The Washington Examiner ~ Oct 29, 2017

How Obamacare open enrollment will go without Obama in the White House
By John King; CNN ~ Oct 29, 2017

Trump: We will 'have great Healthcare soon after Tax Cuts'
By Rebecca Savransky; The Hill ~ Oct 29, 2017

House Tax Writer Gives Ground on a State and Local Tax Break
By Ben Brody; Bloomberg ~ Oct 28, 2017

Trump tax overhaul under intensifying fire as Congress readies bill
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Oct 29, 2017

GOP tax bill shrouded in secrecy
By Aaron Lorenzo & Seung Min Kim; Politico ~ Oct 28, 2017

Rosy White House tax cut forecast clashes with independent analysis
By David Morgan & Saqib Iqbal Ahmed; Reuters ~ Oct 27, 2017

White House Tax Adviser: State Deduction May Only Disappear For Top 1%
By Tim Pearce; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 28, 2017

If Your Advisors Aren't Doing These Things, They Might Be Costing You Money
By Al Zdenek; Forbes ~ Oct 27, 2017

Opinion: Republicans’ failure on health care is unacceptable
From Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.); The Hill ~ Oct 27, 2017

The Medical Data Danger Zone: The Precarious Gap Between Detection And Intervention
From John Nosta; Forbes ~ Oct 27, 2017

Beware of scammers using Medicare to defraud you
By Sarah O'Brien; CNBC ~ Oct 27, 2017

Graham: 'If we fail on taxes, that's the end' of GOP majority
By Max Greenwood; The Hill ~ Oct 27, 2017

Cutting Corporate Tax Rate to 20% Projected to Create 587,000 Jobs, Lift Wages and GDP
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Oct 27, 2017

Key House lawmaker sees progress allaying tax deduction concerns: Fox
By Tim Ahmann; Reuters ~ Oct 27, 2017

Nokia Slumps After Predicting More Gloom for Network Makers
By Niclas Rolander; Bloomberg ~ Oct 26, 2017

Study: Premiums for popular ACA plan up by 34 percent
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Oct 26, 2017

Trump Picks Replacement For Embattled IRS Chief John Koskinen
By Chuck Ross; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 26, 2017

Budget vote raises red flag for GOP on tax reform
By Naomi Jagoda & Cristina Marcos; The Hill ~ Oct 26, 2017

House backs $4T budget, faces challenges on Trump tax plan
By Andrew Taylor; The Associated Press ~ Oct 26, 2017

Rapid flurry of new drug pricing leaves no room for public debate
From Dr. Kevin A. Schulman; The Hill ~ Oct 26, 2017

U.S. lawmakers will not tackle healthcare this year, Ryan says: Reuters interview
By Richard Cowan, Doina Chiacu; Reuters ~ Oct 25, 2017

Trump, House GOP at odds over changes to 401(k) plans
By Marcy Gordon; The Associated Press ~ Oct 25, 2017

Large providers, including Kaiser Permanente and Bon Secours, push the boundaries of telemedicine
By Annette Boyle; FierceHealthcare ~ Oct 26, 2017

Ask a Fool: Should I buy an annuity for retirement income?
From Matthew Frankel, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Oct 26, 2017

Judge Won’t Force Trump Admin To Resume Paying Obamacare Subsidies
From Alex Brandon, AP; Talking Points Memo ~ Oct 25, 2017

Study: ACA silver plan premiums up average of 34 percent
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Oct 25, 2017

CBO: Bipartisan Obamacare bill would cut deficit, keep coverage stable
By Adam Cancryn; Politico ~ Oct 25, 2017

Trump’s Next Chance to Wreck Obamacare: Open Enrollment
By John Tozzi, Zachary Tracer, & Natasha Rausch; Bloomberg ~ Oct 25, 2017

Dems Are Pushing Government-Run Health Insurance
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 25, 2017

Democratic Senator Opposes ‘Medicare For All’ Proposal, Says Individuals Should Choose
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Oct 25, 2017

Finally, Congress Is Considering A Simple Solution To The Medicare Enrollment Mess
From Howard Gleckman ; Forbes ~ Oct 25, 2017

Ryan: Tax reform to enter toughest phase yet
By Cristina Marcos; The Hill ~ Oct 25, 2017

Social Security Administration Spending Tops $1 Trillion for First Time
By Terence P. Jeffrey; Cybercast News Service ~ Oct 25, 2017

Opinion: Tax Cuts Are the Glue Holding a Fractured Republican Party Together
By Jim Tankersley & Thomas Kaplan; The New York Times ~ Oct 25, 2017

How Individuals Can Save On 2017 Taxes Before The End Of The Year
From Robert A. Green; Forbes ~ Oct 25, 2017

How Older Adults Can Improve Sleep Without Drugs
From Robin Seaton Jefferson; Forbes ~ Oct 23, 2017

Trump stops short of ObamaCare deal endorsement
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 24, 2017

House Conservatives Say Bipartisan Obamacare Fix Is Dead On Arrival
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Oct 24, 2017

Hatch-Brady Proposal Would Reform Obamacare While Funding Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Oct 24, 2017

Republicans, don't forfeit the battle against Obamacare's insurer bailouts
From Sally Pipes; The Washington Examiner ~ Oct 24, 2017

Saving CSRs saves us all
From James A. Klein; The Hill ~ Oct 24, 2017

Federal Judge Skeptical Of Claims That Dropping Subsidies Hurts Consumers
By Ngoc Nguyen; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 24, 2017

Robotic-assisted surgery: more expensive, but not always more effective
By Will Boggs MD; Reuters ~ Oct 24, 2017

House on Track for Taxes and Turkey, Ryan Says
Tax overhaul bill scheduled release: Nov. 1

By Lindsey McPherson; Roll Call ~ Oct 24, 2017

Pick the wrong Medicare drug plan and the cost will shock you
By Sarah O'Brien; CNBC ~ Oct 24, 2017

Tax Reform Is On The Front Burner Again. Here's Why You Should Care
From Sean Silverthorne; Forbes ~ Oct 24, 2017

Trump says popular retirement program will be unscathed in tax plan
By Susan Heavey; Reuters ~ Oct 23, 2017

Democrats turn again to Trump for help tackling high drug prices
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Oct 23, 2017

Bill to Prop Up Obamacare Has Votes to Pass Senate, Schumer Says
By Ben Brody; Bloomberg ~ Oct 22, 2017

Bipartisanship gives focused health care reform new life
From Former Sen. Joe Lieberman; The Hill ~ Oct 23, 2017

Second red state withdraws ObamaCare waiver aimed at shoring up market
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Oct 23, 2017

Hatch: ‘It doesn’t take any brains to realize’ Trump would be open to dealing with Dems
By Rebecca Savransky; The Hill ~ Oct 23, 2017

So Much Care It Hurts: Unneeded Scans, Therapy, Surgery Only Add To Patients’ Ills
By Liz Szabo; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 23, 2017

I Need To Get My Finances Together. Where Do I Start?
From Shelcy V. Joseph; Forbes ~ Oct 23, 2017

Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between
U.S. life expectancy is declining, new calculations show.

By Ben Steverman; Bloomberg ~ Oct 23, 2017

Opinion: Guess who loses with Trump's tax plan?
By Dean Obeidalla, CNN – Oct 22, 2017

Schumer calls on McConnell to send bipartisan health care bill to floor this week
By Julia Manchester; The Hill ~ Oct 22, 2017

Momentum Builds To Add Skimpier 'Copper' Plan To Obamacare Menu
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Oct 22, 2017

Mulvaney: 'Good chance' to get ObamaCare deal
By Rebecca Savransky; The Hill ~ Oct 22, 2017

Amazon Is About To Disrupt The Drug Industry, But Not The Way Most Think
From Steve Brozak; Forbes ~ Oct 20, 2017

3 reasons Express Scripts could be headed for trouble
By Emma Court; MarketWatch ~ Oct 21, 2017

Trump 'not going to do' entitlement reform, but 'happy to have the conversation,' Mick Mulvaney says
By Steven Nelson; The Washington Examiner ~ Oct 22, 2017

Report: GOP Tax Framework Could Raise GDP By 5%, Wages By 7%
Economists say tax reform could help every generation due to higher wages and return on investment

By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Oct 22, 2017

Ch-ch-ch-changes in Medicare Part D Plans
By Lucia Muller, Pharmacy Checker Blog - Oct 19, 2017

Healthcare markets to open amid federal uncertainty
By Rachel Alexander; The Associated Press ~ Oct 20, 2017

White House pushing for new concessions in bipartisan health bill, including retroactive mandate relief
By Juliet Eilperin & Sean Sullivan; The Washington Post ~ Oct 20, 2017

Trump Admin Tells Court Only Congress Can Pay Health Insurers What They’re Owed
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Oct 20, 2017

Amazon Is About To Disrupt The Drug Industry, But Not The Way Most Think
From Steve Brozak; Forbes ~ Oct 20, 2017

Democrats Must Soon Decide Whether Single-Payer Is a Litmus Test
By Ed Kilgore; New York ~ Oct 20, 2017

Trump's Obamacare Shift Complicates Ability to Work With Democrats
From REUTERS; The New York Times ~ Oct 20, 2017

Rate of people without health insurance rises for first time since 2014
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 20, 2017

Obamacare Stabilization Bill May Have 60 Votes, But It’s Far From A Done Deal
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Oct 20, 2017

Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget
By MARCY GORDON & ANDREW TAYLOR; The Associated Press ~ Oct 20, 2017

Congress is flying blind on tax reform
From Ben Harris; The Hill ~ Oct 20, 2017

Senate Adopts Budget With House-Backed Changes
Late amendment expected to help speed up consideration of a tax overhaul

By Paul M. Krawzak; Roll Call ~ Oct 19, 2017

$2.4 Million in Medicare Parts A & B Payments Made to Dead People
Agency has not yet recouped millions in improper payments

By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Oct 19, 2017

Trump: 'I'm open' to ObamaCare deal
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Oct 19, 2017

Key Senate Republican warns GOP to change course on ObamaCare
By Alexander Bolton; The Hill ~ Oct 19, 2017

24 senators co-sponsor bipartisan ObamaCare deal
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Oct 19, 2017

Trump tax strategy: Cut a few compromises but don't count on Democrats
By Heidi M. Przybyla; USA TODAY ~ Oct 19, 2017

Bye, Bye Repeal? Schumer Claims Dems Have To Keep Obamacare
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 19, 2017

Open enrollment: How Medicare Advantage will change in 2018
By Wendy Connick, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Oct 19, 2017

Not-so-golden years? Shielding seniors from financial fraud
By Alex Veiga; The Associated Press ~ Oct 19, 2017

Nokia to Work with Amazon Web Services on Cloud, IoT
From MT Newswires; Nasdaq ~ Oct 19, 2017

States file emergency motion to force continuation of ObamaCare payments
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Oct 18, 2017

Trump’s Attack on Insurer ‘Gravy Train’ Could Actually Help a Lot of Consumers
By Margot Sanger-Katz; The New York Times ~ Oct 18, 2017

Health care compromise a win (if it ever gets a shot)
From Timothy Jost; CNN ~ Oct 18, 2017

GOP senator floats changes to bipartisan ObamaCare deal
By Rachel Roubein; The Hill ~ Oct 18, 2017

A step towards better health care
From Reps. Brad Wenstrup, DPM, & Raul Ruiz, MD; The Hill ~ Oct 18, 2017

Pharmaceutical middle men reforms would save patients and taxpayers billions
From Matthew Kandrach; The Hill ~ Oct 18, 2017

IRS Changes Position, Will Not Accept Tax Returns Which Are Silent On Healthcare Coverage
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Oct 18, 2017

White House says Trump opposes Senate's bipartisan Obamacare deal
By Yasmeen Abutaleb & Amanda Becker; Reuters ~ Oct 18, 2017

Donald Trump talks taxes with senators as votes appear set for passage of budget resolution
By Herb Jackson; USA TODAY ~ Oct 18, 2017

GAO report says American retirement system not providing adequate security
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Oct 18, 2017

Nokia emphasizes solution growth for transportation, energy, public sector, finance sectors
By Sean Buckley; FierceTelecom ~ Oct 17, 2017

Key House GOP leader opposes new health-care deal
By Rachel Roubein; The Hill ~ Oct 17, 2017

Dems introduce public option for ObamaCare
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Oct 17, 2017

The Tax Break for the Rich the Democrats Are Fighting to Keep
By Brendan Kirby; LifeZette ~ Oct 17, 2017

How To Protect Your Retirement Investments
From Diane Harris, NA ; Forbes ~ Oct 17, 2017

Trump: Another Obamacare Repeal Attempt After Tax Cuts
By David Catanese; US News & World Report ~ Oct 17, 2017

Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray announce deal to extend health insurance subsidies
By Deborah Barfield Berry; USA TODAY ~ Oct 17, 2017

A Few Pointers To Help Save Money And Avoid The Strain Of Medicare Enrollment
By Susan Jaffe; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 17, 2017

Trump: I Think Dems ‘Will Be Blamed’ For My Decision To Sabotage O’Care
By Esme Cribb; Talking Points Memo ~ Oct 16, 2017

Trump’s Move To End Insurer Subsidies May Force Congress To Act After Months Of Stagnation
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 16, 2017

How states can save the Obamacare exchanges
From Daniel Hemel; The Washington Post ~ Oct 16, 2017

Trump: ‘Obamacare Is Finished, It’s Dead’
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 16, 2017

What's going on with Obamacare? And are your favorite tax deductions going away?
CNNMoney ~ Oct 16, 2017

Beware of Medicare plan agents who don't tell you all your options
By Sarah O'Brien; CNBC ~ Oct 16, 2017

PBGC to try mediation with plan sponsors on termination liability, early warning programs
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Oct 16, 2017

6 Tips For Enrolling In Medicare
From Keith Armbrecht, NA ; Forbes ~ Oct 16, 2017

Trump renews attacks on high drug prices
By Sarah Karlin-Smith; Politico ~ Oct 16, 2017

GOP rep: It's 'existential' that Republicans get tax reform done
By Alexandra Oliveira; The Hill ~ Oct 16, 2017

Sorry Everybody, But Trump Hasn't Instigated The Obamacare Apocalypse
By Avik Roy; Forbes ~ Oct 14, 2017

Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy
By Hope Yen; The Associated Press ~ Oct 15, 2017

Senate faces Obamacare showdown
By Kimberly Leonard; The Washington Examiner ~ Oct 15, 2017

Obamacare Tax to Raise Premiums in 2018, Cost $270 Billion Over Next Decade
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Oct 15, 2017

Trump gambles with ObamaCare moves
By Jessie Hellmann & Rachel Roubein; The Hill ~ Oct 15, 2017

Obamacare architect trashes Trump's effort to dismantle ACA
By Jessica Bartlett; Boston Business Journal ~ Oct 13, 2017

The Biggest Thing Your Investment Portfolio Is Probably Missing
From Scott Spann, FF ; Forbes ~ Oct 15, 2017

23 Tips to Prevent Identity Theft and Other Cyber-Scams after the Big Equifax Breach
By Lauren Cahn; Reader’s Digest ~ Undated

If Your Spouse Handles The Money, You Need To Know These 9 Things
From Nancy L. Anderson; Forbes ~ Oct 15, 2017

Pelosi Slams Trump on Health Care: ‘The Court of Public Opinion Is the Wisest Court That There Is’
By Paul Crookston; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Oct 13, 2017

Insurers call on Congress to act on ObamaCare payments
By Julia Manchester; The Hill ~ Oct 14, 2017

Not Dead Yet: Obamacare Insurers Are Hanging In There
By Reed Abelson & Margot Sanger-Katz ; The New York Times ~ Oct 13, 2017

Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision
By Christina A. Cassidy & Meghan Hoyer; The Associated Press ~ Oct 14, 2017

Trump, GOP Still Don’t Get Why Their Plan Raises Taxes on Some in the Middle Class
From Josh Barro; The Fiscal Times ~ Oct 13, 2017

Why is corporate America issuing debt to fill the holes in pension plans?
By Sunny Oh; MarketWatch ~ Oct 13, 2017

Republican Collins will stay in U.S. Senate, focused on healthcare
By Scott Malone; Reuters ~ Oct 13, 2017

Ron Johnson seeks deal on Obamacare insurer payments
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Oct 13, 2017

States to sue to block Trump cutoff of Obamacare money, as higher income customers face biggest hit
By Dan Mangan; CNBC ~ Oct 13, 2017

Pelosi: Dems may use spending bills to restore ObamaCare subsidies
By Mike Lillis; The Hill ~ Oct 13, 2017

Dem senator: Trump's decision to end key ObamaCare payments is 'nuclear grade bananas'
By Brandon Carter; The Hill ~ Oct 13, 2017

Trump calls on Democrats to negotiate with him on new health care plan
By Dave Boyer; The Washington Times ~ Oct 13, 2017

Poll: Solid Majority Wants Trump To Fix Obamacare Instead Of Sabotaging It
By Nicole Lafond; Talking Points Memo ~ Oct 13, 2017

GOP eyes big prize for tax bill: Manchin's vote
By Alexander Bolton; The Hill ~ Oct 13, 2017

Lost beneath headlines of five-figure drug costs — pharmaceutical price growth is weakening
By Steve Goldstein; MarketWatch ~ Oct 13, 2017

Gotcha! Social Security Benefits Rising 2% In 2018, But Most Retirees Won't See Extra Cash
By Janet Novack; Forbes ~ Oct 13, 2017

Rand Paul Says Trump’s Obamacare Order ‘Has The Potential To Be Amazing’
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 12, 2017

Trump's Association Health Plans Are An Old Idea That Hasn't Worked
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Oct 12, 2017

Hospital group warns Trump's executive order could weaken insurance markets
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Oct 12, 2017

Foiled in Congress, Trump Signs Order to Undermine Obamacare
By Robert Pear & Reed Abelson; The New York Times ~ Oct 12, 2017

Is The U.S. Healthcare System Terminally Broken?
From Arlene Weintraub; Forbes ~ Oct 12, 2017

House Republicans Ramp Up Scrutiny of Providers in Drug Discount Program
By Jon Reid; Morning Consult ~ Oct 11, 2017

How to invest for lifetime income and long-term growth
By Walter Updegrave; CNNMoney ~ Oct 11, 2017

What FDA Commissioner Gottlieb’s Mission on Drug Prices Says about Importation
By Gabriel Levitt, PharmacyChecker.com – Oct 5, 2017

President Trump names Eric Hagan acting HHS secretary
By Paige Moneymen; Fierce Healthcare ~ Oct 11, 2017

Trump’s Health Care Executive Order Expected This Week, But What Will It Really Do?

Skip the health insurance tax question? Not so fast
By Beth Pinsker; Reuters ~ Oct 11, 2017

Battle over drug prices shifts back to the states
By Rachel Roubein; The Hill ~ Oct 11, 2017

Some of America's favorite tax breaks could be on the chopping block
By Christine Romans; CNN ~ Oct 11, 2017

Three Must Ask Questions Before Moving In Retirement
From Joseph Coughlin; Forbes ~ Oct 11, 2017

An old-school pharmacy hand-delivers drugs to Congress, a little-known perk for the powerful
By Erin Mershon, StatNews – Oct 11, 2017

As Social Security gets boost, Medicare Part B costs to rise. Here's what to know.
From Judith Graham, KHN; Chicago Tribune ~ Oct 11, 2017

Nokia layoffs to hit the U.S. as company pivots away from virtual reality
By Shawn Shinneman; Dallas Business Journal ~ Oct 11, 2017

High-Performing ACA Navigators Mystified By Deep Cuts Less Than Year After Being Touted As ‘Superstars’
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 10, 2017

White House: Obamacare order caused by frustration over congressional inaction
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Oct 10, 2017

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Express Scripts to Buy eviCore for $3.6 Billion
By Manas Mishra & Divya Grover, RNS; The New York Times ~ Oct 10, 2017

Start planning now to care for elderly parents
By Chris Taylor; Reuters ~ Oct 10, 2017

Why can’t you spend at a 7% rate in retirement?
From Chuck Saletta, TMF; Fox Business ~ Oct 10, 2017

Here’s how much Social Security checks could increase in 2018
By Jeffry Bartash; MarketWatch ~ Oct 10, 2017

If you miss this Medicare deadline, it could hurt your health
By Sarah O'Brien; CNBC ~ Oct 10, 2017

Your Pension Is a Lie: There's $210 Trillion Of Liabilities Our Government Can't Fulfill
From John Mauldin; Forbes ~ Oct 10, 2017

There Actually Is A Middle Ground On The Affordable Care Act
From Seth Chandler; Forbes ~ Oct 09, 2017

Senate Republicans Not Giving Up Hope On Obamacare Repeal And Replace Bill
By Kerry Picket; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 09, 2017

Can Donald Trump Cut A Deal With Democrats On Health Care? Maybe.
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Oct 09, 2017

WH Finalizing Executive Order To Expand Health Plans Offered By Associations
By Ken Thomas & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP; Talking Points Memo ~ Oct 09, 2017

Overlooked By ACA: Many People Paying Full Price For Insurance ‘Getting Slammed’
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 09, 2017

Majority of Households Paying Obamacare Penalty Are Low and Middle-Income
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Oct 09, 2017

Medicare rules are needlessly complex
By Mary Beth Franklin; InvestmentNews ~ Oct 09, 2017

Forget Budgeting: Here Is A Smarter, Easier Way To Control Your Spending
From Larry Light; Forbes ~ Oct 09, 2017

Nokia's Rajiv Suri: On 5G, IoT & the AlcaLu Deal
By Craig Matsumoto; Light Reading ~ Oct 09, 2017

Nokia Debuts First Fully Virtualized Cable Access Architecture
From “News Wire Feed”; Light Reading ~ Oct 09, 2017

Tax Overhaul Without Social Security Reform Is Meaningless
By Brenton Smith, Newsmax – Oct 6, 2017

Trump tells donors he’s pushing forward on ObamaCare repeal: report
By Olivia Beavers; The Hill ~ Oct 08, 2017

GOP senator: ObamaCare repeal 'alive and well'
By Rebecca Savransky; The Hill ~ Oct 08, 2017

The Huge Asset You're Probably Overlooking In Retirement
From Erik Carter; Forbes ~ Oct 08, 2017

Schumer Says He Rebuffed Another Offer From Trump on Health Care
By Mark Landler; The New York Times ~ Oct 07, 2017

Trump says he called Schumer on health care
By Sunlen Serfaty & Phil Mattingly; CNN ~ Oct 07, 2017

Trump to sign order rolling back health insurance regulations: report
By Julia Manchester; The Hill ~ Oct 07, 2017

Trump Continues To Chip Away At ACA Despite Congress’ Failure To Repeal Law
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 07, 2017

Association Health Plans: A Favorite GOP Approach To Coverage Poised For Comeback
By Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 06, 2017

Warning signs emerge in GOP's tax reform push
By Jordain Carney & Naomi Jagoda; The Hill ~ Oct 06, 2017

5 Breakthrough Medical Technologies So Crazy They Sound Like Science Fiction
From Tim Chen; Forbes ~ Oct 06, 2017

Why some middle-class families could face a tax increase under the GOP plan
By Carolyn Y. Johnson; The Washington Post ~ Oct 06, 2017

Corporate pension funding rises in September — 3 reports
By Meaghan Kilroy; Pensions & Investments ~ Oct 06, 2017

Will CNN's Jeff Zucker get fired when AT&T Takes Over Time Warner?
By Brian Flood; Fox News ~ Oct 06, 2017

AI on the Menu as Nokia Chairman Goes Back to School
By Jussi Rosendahl, RNS; The New York Times ~ Oct 06, 2017

House Passes Budget That Achieves Balance, Increases GDP Growth, and Reforms Tax Code
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Oct 05, 2017

Senate panel advances budget, a key step for tax reform
By Niv Elis; The Hill ~ Oct 05, 2017

How Big Data Could Help Prevent One Fatal Heart Attack Every 40 Seconds
From Reenita Das; Forbes ~ Oct 05, 2017

Senate panel to hold drug pricing hearing after delay
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Oct 05, 2017

Sanders blasts proposed Medicare cuts: These 'will kill people'
By Niv Elis; The Hill ~ Oct 05, 2017

The Best Resources for Understanding Medicare
Also: We answer a reader’s question about Roth IRA conversions

From Glenn Ruffenach; The Wall Street Journal ~ Oct 05, 2017

Despite Boost In Social Security, Rising Medicare Part B Costs Leave Seniors In Bind
By Judith Graham; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 05, 2017

Hate The 'B Word'? 7 Simple Steps To Create A Budget You Can Live With
From Liz Frazier Peck; Forbes ~ Oct 05, 2017

3 ways to protect your Social Security number from scammers
John Matarese; ABC15 ~ Oct 05, 2017

AT&T Hits Milestone on Software-Defined Access
By Carol Wilson; Light Reading ~ Oct 05, 2017

Nokia Lands Non-Telco SDN Deal in China
By Iain Morris; Light Reading ~ Oct 05, 2017

Cassidy Says He Plans To Modify Bill To Replace Health Law And That CBO Will Issue Full Analysis
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 04, 2017

Premiums Continue To Skyrocket While Congress Does Nothing
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 04, 2017

Half of Americans Can’t Afford More Than $100 a Month on Health Insurance Premiums
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Oct 04, 2017

Former Obamacare Administrators Launch Campaign To Revive The Program
By Jack Crowe; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 04, 2017

Republicans Must Deliver Tax Cuts For Working Families
From Sen. Mike Lee ; The Daily Caller ~ Oct 04, 2017

Nokia Oyj (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Unveils Plan To Create R&D Jobs In France
By Adam Russell; Market Exclusive ~ Oct 03, 2017

The Health 202: There could soon be a bipartisan deal on Obamacare marketplaces. Really.
By Paige Winfield Cunningham; The Washington Post ~ Oct 03, 2017

GOP gives ground in ObamaCare stabilization talks
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Oct 03, 2017

Health industry pressures Congress to stabilize individual market
By Rachel Roubein; The Hill ~ Oct 03, 2017

FDA chief says agency will take action to lower drug prices
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Oct 03, 2017

Most older Americans don't trust Trump to save Social Security
By Paul Davidson; USA TODAY ~ Oct 03, 2017

Outraged lawmakers demand answers at Equifax hearing
By Harper Neidig & Mallory Shelbourne; The Hill ~ Oct 03, 2017

Nokia committed to creating R&D jobs in France: minister
By Myriam Rivet; Reuters ~ Oct 03, 2017

Zain Saudi Arabia Trials NB-IoT with Nokia
From News Wire Feed; Light Reading ~ Oct 03, 2017

IRS Involved in $5 Million Push to Pressure Americans to Buy Obamacare
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Oct 02, 2017

Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Oct 02, 2017

Cheaper compounded drugs could save the broken health care system
From Stacie Phan; The Hill ~ Oct 02, 2017

Insured People Who Republicans Have Dubbed ‘Victims’ Of ACA Get Hit Again By Health Law Uncertainty
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Oct 02, 2017

10 stats that show why Social Security is broken
By Sean Williams, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Oct 02, 2017

Equifax failed to patch security vulnerability in March - former CEO
By David Shepardson; Reuters ~ Oct 02, 2017

Prescription drug price gouging: What seniors need to know
By Casey Dowd; Fox Business ~ Oct 01, 2017

Bipartisan Push Intensifies To Fix Obamacare With Price Gone
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Oct 01, 2017

How the effort to replace ObamaCare failed
By Alexander Bolton; The Hill ~ Oct 01, 2017

Spending Too Much? Here's What To Do
From Peter Lazaroff; Forbes ~ Oct 01, 2017.

LOCAL RETIREE ORGANIZATIONS

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WECO SAGE is a group formed by computer pioneers who worked for Western Electric Company in the 1950s and 1960s installing an Air Defense System for the United States Air Force. The members of this Group have maintained their personal, and in some cases professional, relationships for over 50 years. The Group, whose members once numbered in the hundreds, meet on an annual basis at different locations throughout the country.The 2015 reunion was held in Pacific Grove, California. Contact Ron Trettau.


Club WECO-AT&T-Bell Labs-Lucent Technologies-Teletype-NCR-ALU. This group is intended primarily as a forum to connect (network) and maintain communication between past and/or current members.
Winter Telecom Reunion - Friday December 15th, 2017 4pm at Base Camp (4 Lakes Lodge) Contact Jim Simak.


eX TELETYPE is for ex-Teletype Employees to keep in touch. Teletype Corp. was located in Skokie, IL and Little Rock, AK. The Spring gathering of Teletype and Lucent people and friends was held on Tuesday May 10, 2016. . ..Contact John Furno.


lucent5-5 is for Lucent retirees who took the special 5+5 voluntary retirement on July 13, 2001 (or wish they could have!). Its purpose is to keep in touch, to help provide support for working with the Lucent Pension folks, and to talk about Lucent in general. To subscribe, send an email to lucent5-5-subcribe@yahoogroups.com.


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