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July 30, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Medicare turns 48 today; can you count on it when you turn 65?

WASHINGTON — Can Americans continue to count on Medicare when they turn 65? The AARP says it is trying hard to keep that a yes. The nation’s leading advocacy group for older Americans marked the 48th anniversary of Medicare’s enactment Tuesday by launching the first of a series of  ”common sense” video solutions to prevent cuts…

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August 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM

AARP survey: Half of Boomers worry that retirement may be out of reach

WASHINGTON — In a nation mired in pessimism, pre-retirement Americans 50 and older hold the darkest views about their financial situation — and least hopeful that it would get any better in the near future. That’s the upshot from a survey released Wednesday by AARP. The national telephone survey of 1,852 registered voters found acute…

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