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Social Security

Welcome to Medicare ... or not

Individuals who are not on Social Security at age 65 are supposed to sign up for Medicare anytime between three months before their 65th birthday and three months thereafter.

I turn 65 on January 9, 2018, and thought I should get an early start by checking everything out exactly three months before that date. 

Conn Artist?

This week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs lead by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released an investigative report on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) entitled, “How Some Legal, Medical, and Judicial Professionals Abused Social Security Disability Programs for the Country’s Most Vulnerable: A Case Study of the Conn Law Firm.”  In the report’s Executive Summary, it says:

Provocative Social Security Reforms

America has a significant, current and growing problem with both the absolute amount of entitlement spending, as well as the portion of total Federal governmental spending represented by this spending category.

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