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The Cost of Prescription Drugs

Blog Contribution by AARP

Prescription drug prices in America are among the highest in the world. On the campaign trail, President Trump said drug companies were “getting away with murder.” Is that true? Or are these firms the beneficiaries of a system that turns a blind eye to excessive profit-making at the expense of society?

“The simple answer is because there’s nothing stopping them,” says Leigh Purvis, director of health services research for the AARP Public Policy Institute.

Other countries drive a much harder bargain with drug companies. In contrast, the U.S. allows drug companies to pretty much set their own prices.

And as we all know, when demand is high for a product, companies often raise prices. That’s exactly the...

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Things to Consider in Your 50’s

In Your 50s You ...

… rule America's wealth … Over-55s have $1.6 trillion in spending power — controlling 75 percent of the nation's wealth and 70 percent of U.S. disposable income.

yet have major money worries. That wealth isn't evenly shared. Just 1 in 4 people in their 50s feel confident their savings will last through retirement.

You took a huge hit in the Great Recession of 2007–2009 … The average net worth of 50-something households topped $200,000 by 2007, then plummeted to $140,000 in 2008. Recovery has been modest.

and plan to work a long, long time Fifty-nine percent of 50-somethings expect to hold down a job until 65 or older — and 26...

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Why Life Insurance?

Are the one's you love the most going to be alright no matter what?

Who Needs It?

If someone will struggle financially if you die, chances are you need life insurance because it provides financial stability to your family after your death.

This cash, known as the death benefit, replaces your income and can help your family meet many important financial needs like funeral costs, daily living expenses and college funding. What’s more, there is no federal income tax on life insurance benefits.

To help you understand how life insurance might apply to your particular situation, we’ve outlined...

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Tips On Talking to Your Doctor

Blog Contribution by Aetna

Ever walk into an appointment with your doctor and feel nervous or anxious? You may not have told the doctor as much as you had planned to or you may even forget to ask the doctor question. Better communication and interaction between doctors and patients not only leads to better treatment, it’s proven to create more positive health outcomes over the lifetime of the patient.

“Good communication is very important,” said John Moore, D.O., FAAFP, Aetna’s medical director for the U.S. Northeast Region. “When there’s good dialogue, it puts the patient at ease and builds trust between the patient and his or her doctor. This also helps the patient communicate his or her...

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