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Dear Fellow Retiree,

We are pleased to announce the release of our Spring 2017 LRO Connection newsletter. We also will be mailing a copy to all members to assure a wide distribution.

In this issue we discuss issues facing the LRO and its future, as well as a thorough Pension Fund analysis. Our History Corner article features the Omaha Works. We hope you will take the time to read all of the articles.

Your LRO board sends its best wishes to all of our retirees, and we thank you for your past support.

Joe Dombrowski,
President Lucent Retiree Organization.


HEALTH, WELFARE, AND PENSION INQUIRIES

Nokia Benefits Resource Center (NBRC)1-888-232-4111
International Long Distance 1-212-444-0994
www.resources.hewitt.com/nokia

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WEBSITE FEATURES

THE HISTORY CORNER


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History Corner pieces in our recent newsletters (THE LRO CONNECTION) can be accessed at any time by clicking on the HISTORY CORNER tab on the navigation bar..

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

If you have historical information, send to Gary Reichow at greichow@hotmail.com.


Information on the Passing of Retirees

Under the "In Memoriam" tab located at the top of this page, the LRO lists the submitted names of recently deceased individuals and, where possible, provides a linkage to an official obituary. Information required and the form to list an individual are contained on the "In Memoriam" page. We encourage family members and friends to take advantage of this service.


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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:

  • Online through the Your Benefits Resources (YBR)™ website at http://resources.hewitt.com/nokia, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • By phone through the Nokia Benefits Resource Center, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Call 1-888-232-4111 (outside the United States, call 1-212-444-0994 collect on business days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, to speak with a representative).

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.


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RETIREE NEWS

Follow The Money: Drugmakers Deploy Political Cash As Prices And Anger Mount
By Jay Hancock, Elizabeth Lucas & Sydney Lupkin; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 24, 2017

Senate GOP gets new pressure from Trump on health care
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Jul 24, 2017

How tax reform could change your 401(k) tax break
By Jeanne Sahadi ; CNNMoney ~ Jul 24, 2017

Democrats roll out 'Better Deal,' new economic agenda
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Jul 24, 2017

You’re No Coward if You’re Keeping Some Money Out of Stocks
By Carl Richards; The New York Times ~ Jul 24, 2017

How Obamacare’s Marketplaces Are Shaping Up for 2018
By Hannah Recht, Bloomberg - Jul 21, 2017

Thune: Senate won’t give up on Obamacare repeal if bill fails this week
By Brianna Ehley; Politico ~ Jul 23, 2017

Republican strategy on healthcare bill in flux ahead of vote
By Amanda Becker; Reuters ~ Jul 23, 2017

5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3 why it may not
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Jul 23, 2017

3 Ways You Can Lose Your Social Security Benefits
By Dan Caplinger; The Motley Fool ~ Jul 23, 2017

S&P 500’s Biggest Pension Plans Face $382 Billion Funding Gap
By Brandon Kochkodin and Laurie Meisler, Bloomberg - Jul 20, 2017

Trump urges people to call senators on healthcare
By Julia Manchester; The Hill ~ Jul 22, 2017

Cruz: Tax reform chances ‘drop significantly’ if healthcare fails
By Max Greenwood; The Hill ~ Jul 22, 2017

U.S. Senate rule deals setback to Republican healthcare bill
By Toni Clarke; Reuters ~ Jul 22, 2017

McConnell's last-ditch Obamacare strategy
By Jennifer Haberkorn & Seung Min Kim; Politico ~ Jul 22, 2017

Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Ken Thomas; The Associated Press ~ Jul 22, 2017

Senate heads to new healthcare vote with no clear plan
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Jul 21, 2017

GOP Congressman: Make Members of Congress Live Under Obamacare
By Susan Jones; Cybercast News Service ~ Jul 21, 2017

Doctors' group tells Senate to fix, not repeal 'Obamacare'
By Carla K. Johnson; The Associated Press ~ Jul 21, 2017

Health groups ramp up lobbying spending amid repeal fight
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Jul 21, 2017

Former CBO directors hit back at GOP criticism of agency
By Adam Cancryn; Politico ~ Jul 21, 2017

Hackers Had Access to Millions of Social Security Numbers
From Associated Press; US News & World Report ~ Jul 21, 2017

CBO: 22M would lose insurance by 2026 under revised Senate bill
By Andrew V. Pestano; United Press International ~ Jul 20, 2017

Night Of The Living Dead: Senators Work To Revive Zombie Trumpcare Bill Late Into Evening
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 20, 2017

Rand Paul opens door to backing healthcare bill on key hurdle
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Jul 20, 2017

Confusion reigns in Senate on healthcare
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Jul 20, 2017

UnitedHealth Group Predicts 50% Of Seniors Will Choose Medicare Advantage
From Bruce Japsen ; Forbes ~ Jul 20, 2017

AP-NORC Poll: Shift to political left seen on health care
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Laurie Kellman; The Associated Press ~ Jul 20, 2017

There’s a New Social Security Scam Going Around. Here’s How to Avoid It
By Lisa Marie Segarra; Fortune ~ Jul 20, 2017

Opinion: How to Fix Social Security
By Suzanne Woolley; Bloomberg ~ Jul 20, 2017

American retirees unhappy as U.S. takes another dip in retirement security
By Jade Scipioni; Fox Business ~ Jul 20, 2017

Commentary: Social Security: Worry more about size of bomb than length of fuse
By Brenton Smith, Orlando Sentinel – Jul 20, 2017

Trump’s Health Care Bluff Has Been Called. Now What?
By Rob Garver; The Fiscal Times ~ Jul 19, 2017

Repealing Obamacare alone would leave 32 million more uninsured: CBO
By Yasmeen Abutaleb & Richard Cowan; Reuters ~ Jul 19, 2017

How Trump Is Trying To Save Obamacare Repeal
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Jul 19, 2017

McConnell's ObamaCare repeal would hurt millions, and you could be among those hurt
From Ken Jacobs; The Hill ~ Jul 19, 2017

AP-NORC poll: Negotiate on 'Obamacare,' don't just kill it
By Emily Swanson & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jul 19, 2017

Obamacare Exchanges In Limbo
By Chad Terhune & Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 19, 2017

Americans’ Retirement Benefits Have Been Slashed
By Ben Steverman; Bloomberg ~ Jul 19, 2017

Retirement: What to do if your defined benefit pension plan is frozen

The US falls in a global retirement security ranking
By Suzanne Woolley, Bloomberg – Jul 19, 2017

OPINION A bipartisan deal on Obamacare is a pipe dream
By W. James Antle III; The Washington Examiner ~ Jul 19, 2017

Analysis: GOP Failure To Replace The Health Law Was Years In The Making
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 18, 2017

New Medicare card scam; warn your parents
By David P. Willis; Daily Record ~ Jul 18, 2017

What's next? Senate GOP scrambles after health care flop
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Jul 18, 2017

BREAKING: Trump, McConnell, Pence Call For Full, Clean Obamacare Repeal
By Christopher Bedford; The Daily Caller ~ Jul 18, 2017

Most Americans don't trust their financial advisers. Should they?
By Maurie Backman, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Jul 18, 2017

House GOP unveils budget plan that attaches major spending cuts to coming tax overhaul bill
By Mike DeBonis, Washington Post – Jul 18, 2017

Trump Vows Revenge After Push to Repeal Affordable Care Act Fails
By Thomas Kaplan, New York Times – Jul 18, 2017

Regulators aim to close loopholes that lead to higher drug prices
By Alex Kacik; Modern Healthcare ~ Jul 18, 2017

Retirement Dread Is Replacing the American Dream
By Suzanne Woolley; Bloomberg ~ Jul 18, 2017

Health care vote delay gives foes, supporters more time
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Jul 17, 2017

Health plan hinges on the young, but they're a tough sell
By Carla K. Johnson; The Associated Press ~ Jul 17, 2017

Liberal groups vow to send health care obstruction efforts into ‘hyperdrive’
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Jul 17, 2017

What Will They Do Now? O’care Repeal Bill Gives Moderates Nowhere To Hide
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Jul 17, 2017

IRS Awards Obamacare Premium Tax Credits Without Verifying Citizenship or Lawfully Present Status
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Jul 17, 2017

Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund Depleted by 2029
By Thomas Beaton; Health Payer Intelligence ~ Jul 17, 2017

Big Pharma Spends on Share Buybacks, but R&D? Not So Much
By Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times – Jul 14, 2017

Nokia’s Gorti: Open source represents opportunity
By Monica Alleven; FierceWireless ~ Jul 16, 2017

Rand Paul Tells Trump Not To ‘Oversell’ Health Care Bill
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Jul 16, 2017

Senate delays healthcare vote as McCain recovers from surgery
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Jul 16, 2017

CBO not expected to release analysis of revised Senate healthcare bill Monday
By Melissa Quinn; The Washington Examiner ~ Jul 16, 2017

Eight to 10 Republicans have concerns on healthcare bill: Collins
By Lucia Mutikani; Reuters ~ Jul 16, 2017

Meet Obamacare repeal’s top salesman Sen. John Cornyn faces his toughest task yet as the GOP’s whip.
By Seung Min Kim & Burgess Everett; Politico ~ Jul 16, 2017

Republicans should apply lessons of healthcare debacle to tax reform
From Thomas Binion; The Hill ~ Jul 16, 2017

One more Republican defection would doom Senate healthcare bill
By Susan Cornwell & David Alexander; Reuters ~ Jul 15, 2017

Price, Verma try to quell governors' anxiety over Senate bill's coverage losses
By Rachana Pradhan; Politico ~ Jul 15, 2017

U.S. health insurers want Cruz proposal dropped from Senate bill
By Eric Beech; Reuters ~ Jul 15, 2017

Trump's no 'dying in the streets' pledge faces reality check
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jul 15, 2017

Social Security’s Deficits Still Rising According to 2017 Trustees Report
By Brenton Smith, FedSmith – Jul 14, 2017

Trump: Congress is 'very, very close' to 'ending this healthcare nightmare'
By Anna Giaritelli; The Washington Examiner ~ Jul 14, 2017

Winners and losers complicate GOP's path on health care bill
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jul 14, 2017

A high-wire act: Paying off debt with retirement money
By Jeanne Lee, NW; USA TODAY ~ Jul 14, 2017

Majority of Americans oppose Trump tax plan
By Brian Faler; Politico ~ Jul 14, 2017

What's inside the Senate Republican health care bill
By Tami Luhby; CNNMoney ~ Jul 14, 2017

What the Senate's 3.8% surtax means for American taxpayers
By Laura Saunders, DJN; Fox Business ~ Jul 14, 2017

Another Year, Another Decline in Social Security's Financial Health
From Andrew Biggs; Forbes ~ Jul 14, 2017

We are not restricted to just the telecom space: Nokia CEO Rajeev
By John Sarkar; Telecom ~ Jul 14, 2017

Opinion: The healthcare bill that benefits no one
By Julian Zelizer; CNN ~ Jul 13, 2017

Health Care Compromise: Not Likely!
From Steven Rattner; The New York Times ~ Jul 13, 2017

Getting medicines to patients faster is a political win for both parties
From Former Rep. Ron Klink (D-Pa.), ; The Hill ~ Jul 13, 2017

Hospital abuse of drug discount program leaves seniors in the lurch
From Thair Phillips; The Hill ~ Jul 13, 2017

Simple Ways For Seniors And Their Adult Children To Avoid Financial Abuse And Fraud
From Robin Seaton Jefferson; Forbes ~ Jul 13, 2017

Column: How Republican reform would weaken Medicare
From Mark Miller; Reuters ~ Jul 13, 2017

New Senate GOP health care bill teeters on the brink
By Erica Werner & Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Jul 13, 2017

Medicare’s Financial Outlook Slightly Improved, Trustees Say
By Phil Galewitz; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 13, 2017

Trustees project biggest Social Security increase in years
By Stephen Ohlemacher, AP; The Washington Post ~ Jul 13, 2017

Ten House Democrats propose plan to fix ObamaCare
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Jul 12, 2017

Trump: I’ll be ‘very angry’ if Senate doesn’t pass ObamaCare repeal bill
By Lisa Hagen; The Hill ~ Jul 12, 2017

Republicans get key win on Senate rules for health bill
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Jul 12, 2017

McConnell’s health gambit ripples in Kentucky
By Rachel Roubein; The Hill ~ Jul 12, 2017

FACT CHECK: Pelosi Claims Obamacare Responsible For Slower Health Care Cost Growth
By David Sivak; The Daily Caller ~ Jul 12, 2017

Senate consumer choice idea could raise premiums for sick
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jul 12, 2017

Your Credit Score Soon Will Get A Buffer From Medical-Debt Wrecks
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 11, 2017

Poll: Republican Voters Want GOP to Keep Working on Obamacare Repeal
By Joe Crowe; Newsmax ~ Jul 12, 2017

Report: Medicaid Reduces Health Care Access and Recipients May Receive Worse Quality Care
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Jul 12, 2017

Trump’s proposals could hike taxes for nearly a quarter of the middle class
By Max Ehrenfreund; The Washington Post ~ Jul 12, 2017

Social Security reform grinds to a halt on Capitol Hill after Trump’s pledge not to touch it
By S.A. Miller; The Washington Times ~ Jul 11, 2017

Nokia Is in Balance Sheet Cleanup Mode
By Rachel Gunter; Market Realist ~ Jul 12, 2017

Drugmakers’ Money-Back Guarantees: an Answer to Rising Prices or a ‘Carnival Game’
By Charles Ornstein, PP & Katie Thomas, NYT; Pro Publica ~ Jul 10, 2017

GOP Senate leader says he'll unveil new health bill Thursday
By Alan Fram & Erica Werner; The Associated Press ~ Jul 11, 2017

GOP Drops Tax Cuts for Big Earners in Revised Health Bill, Sources Say
By Laura Litvan & Steven T. Dennis; Bloomberg ~ Jul 11, 2017

Analysis: GOP confronts no-win situation on health care
By Erica Werner; The Associated Press ~ Jul 11, 2017

Senate to delay recess
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Jul 11, 2017

Congress's Other Health-Care Problem Awaits Action on ACA
By Anna Edney; Bloomberg ~ Jul 101, 2017

If your Social Security benefit is smaller than expected, here's why

Social Security Needs More Independent Oversight
By Brenton Smith, FedSmith – July 10, 2017

Opinion: Here Are 4 Better Options Than the GOP Health Care Bills
From Christine Eibner; Fortune ~ Jul 10, 2017

Insurance Filings For Obamacare Plans Down 38 Percent In 2018
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Jul 10, 2017

RNC head: Cancel August recess to work on ObamaCare repeal
By Mallory Shelbourne; The Hill ~ Jul 10, 2017

GOP senators hope for revised healthcare bill by end of week
By Allen Cone; United Press International ~ Jul 10, 2017

GOP health care divisions multiply as Trump pressures Senate
By Erica Werner & Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Jul 10, 2017

Trump prods Congress to pass stalled healthcare overhaul
By Susan Cornwell & Ian Simpson; Reuters ~ Jul 10, 2017

Opinion: A quandary Congress and Social Security must tackle
From Jim Allsup; The Hill ~ Jul 10, 2017

How GOP could make health care deal with Democrats
From Julian Zelizer; CNN ~ Jul 09, 2017

Ted Cruz: Senate is making progress on health care reform and ‘failure is not an option’
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Jul 09, 2017

GOP senator: If I have to be that one person to kill healthcare bill, I will
By Olivia Beavers; The Hill ~ Jul 09, 2017

Senate Recess May Have Doomed Obamacare Repeal Altogether
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Jul 09, 2017

GOP governors to party's senators: Do no harm to health care
By Alison Noon & Bill Barrow; The Associated Press ~ Jul 09, 2017

John McCain Says Republican Healthcare Bill ‘Probably Going to Be Dead’
From Reuters; Fortune ~ Jul 09, 2017

Conservative warns McConnell to not give up on ObamaCare repeal
By Alexander Bolton; The Hill ~ Jul 07, 2017

GOP Senator: Cruz Proposal May Gut Pre-Existing Conditions Protections
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Jul 07, 2017

GOP leader says he'll rework health bill, but offers Plan B
By Bruce Schreiner & Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Jul 07, 2017

McConnell assures White House he’s not changing strategy on ObamaCare repeal: report
By Josh Delk; The Hill ~ Jul 08, 2017

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home set
By Terry Spencer; The Associated Press ~ Jul 08, 2017

Time away from Washington deepens GOP misgivings about health plan
By Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Jul 07, 2017

Pete the Planner: Financial rules will help you keep your life on track
From Peter Dunn; USA TODAY ~ Jul 08, 2017

McConnell to GOP: We’re fixing ObamaCare exchanges if you can’t agree on repeal
By Ed Morrissey; Hot Air ~ Jul 07, 2017

Health Care Bill Should Serve Those Who Need It Most
From Sharad Lakhanpal & Ann M. Palmer; Morning Consult ~ Jul 07, 2017

Insurance pays little for caregiving of elderly at end of life
By Ronnie Cohen; Reuters ~ Jul 07, 2017

Tumor gene testing urged to tell if drug targets your cancer
By Lauran Neergaard; The Associated Press ~ Jul 06, 2017

Ted Cruz's proposal gains support from conservatives, but some GOP senators balk
By Leslie Small; FierceHealthcare ~ Jul 06, 2017

McCain Warns Against Repealing Obamacare Without Replacement
By Caitlin MacNeal; Talking Points Memo ~ Jul 06, 2017

Plurality of Voters Want Congress to Prioritize Medicare Reform
By Jon Reid; Morning Consult ~ Jul 06, 2017

Half The Time, Nursing Homes Scrutinized On Safety By Medicare Are Still Treacherous
By Jordan Rau; Kaiser Health News ~ Jul 06, 2017

Reports of a retirement crisis are off the mark: Think tank
From Mark Henricks; CNBC ~ Jul 05, 2017

Opinion - Wanted: Bipartisan Tax Reform
From David Williams; Morning Consult ~ Jul 06, 2017

4 money problems that didn't exist 50 years ago (and how to fix them)
By Wendy Connick, TMF; CNNMoney ~ Jul 06, 2017

Obamacare Program Awarded Hospitals Thousands in Bonuses Even If They Had Low-Quality Scores
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Jul 05, 2017

RNC to Democrats: Where's your plan to fix Obamacare?
By Melissa Quinn; The Washington Examiner ~ Jul 05, 2017

As Seniors Get Sicker, They're More Likely To Drop Medicare Advantage Plans
By Fred Schulte; NPR ~ Jul 05, 2017

Opinion: Social Security is the biggest challenge facing us
By Jeff Reeves; MarketWatch ~ Jul 05, 2017

5 Myths About Social Security Often Accepted as Facts
By Brenton Smith, Newsmax – July 5, 2017

Five changes GOP might make to healthcare bill
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Jul 04, 2017

Opinion: s'Single-Payer' Healthcare Isn't Necessary -- But Single Pricing Is
From Dan Munro; Forbes ~ Jul 04, 2017

GOP Senators Are Trying To Work The Refs As Obamacare Repeal Bill Stalls
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Jul 034, 2017

Congress Moves to Stop I.R.S. From Enforcing Health Law Mandate
By Robert Pear; The New York Times ~ Jul 03, 2017

Heartburn drugs tied to increased risk of early death, study says
By Susan Scutti; CNN ~ Jul 03, 2017

Latest CBO report reaffirms nation's spending problem
From Jack Salmon; The Hill ~ Jul 04, 2017

Opinion: Senator Cruz's Healthcare Reform Proposal Creates A Monster "Income Cliff"
From Seth Chandler; Forbes ~ Jul 03, 2017

Dem sen: I hope parties can 'work together' on healthcare
By Rebecca Savransky; The Hill ~ Jul 03, 2017

Websites that let you compare prescription drug prices
By Amy Davis; KPRC ~ Jul 03, 2017

Scam Alert: How To Avoid Caregiver Financial Abuse
From John Wasik; Forbes ~ Jul 03, 2017

Why grandma and grandpa’s golden years include debt
From Matt Fellowes; The Hill ~ Jul 03, 2017

Caution: Government diet advice may be hazardous to your health
From Edward Archer & Michael L. Marlow; The Hill ~ Jul 03, 2017

Republicans can’t agree on where Senate Obamacare repeal stands
By Sarah Karlin-Smith; Politico ~ Jul 02, 2017

Sanders: 'Medicare for All' proposal coming after ObamaCare debate
By Mallory Shelbourne; The Hill ~ Jul 02, 2017

GOP senator predicts 'fiscal crisis' without changes to Medicaid
By Olivia Beavers; The Hill ~ Jul 02, 2017

Social Security Has $2.85 Trillion in Asset Reserves, but It'll Be Gone in 17 Years
By Sean Williams; The Motley Fool ~ Jul 02, 2017

White House says fully committed to draft Senate healthcare bill
By Roberta Rampton; Reuters ~ Jul 01, 2017

Senate asks for CBO score on Cruz’s healthcare proposal
By Max Greenwood; The Hill ~ Jul 01, 2017

Killing Obamacare without a replacement doesn't appeal to McConnell
By John Harwood; CNBC ~ Jun 30, 2017

Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later
By Doina Chiacu & Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Jun 30, 2017

Men Deserve the Science to Make Prostate Cancer Treatment Choices
From Ralph Conwill & David Penson; Morning Consult ~ Jun 30, 2017

McConnell Has About $200B In ‘Candy’ To Make Deals On Obamacare Repeal
By Michael McAuliff; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 30, 2017

Opinion: High Drug Prices Are Bad. Cutting Them Could Be Worse
By Sendhil Mullainathan; The New York Times ~ Jun 30, 2017

Report: 20 States Balk at Trump Panel's Request for Voter Data
By Todd Beamon; Newsmax ~ Jun 30, 2017

Health Care in Jeopardy, Georgia Senator Tells Colleagues to Skip Recess
By Brendan Kirby; LifeZette ~ Jun 30, 2017

Popular Cancer Pill Goes Generic, Yet Patients’ Costs Stay High
By Robert Longreth, Bloomberg – Jun 30, 2017

Republicans face a moment of truth on taxes
By Elizabeth Winkler; The Washington Post ~ Jun 30, 2017

CTO of Nokia: 'All tech revolutions are underpinned by networks'
By John Kennedy; Silicon Republic ~ Jun 30, 2017

They Built the First Phone You Loved. Where in the World Is Nokia Now?
By Drake Bennett; Bloomberg ~ Jun 29, 2017

U.S. Senate Republicans struggle to salvage healthcare effort
By Susan Cornwell & Yasmeen Abutaleb; Reuters ~ Jun 29, 2017

Senate leaders consider Cruz option to avoid Obamacare insurer requirements
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Jun 29, 2017

Momentum Grows Behind Keeping Some O’care Taxes To Boost GOP Senate Bill
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 29, 2017

Barrasso: 'ObamaCare is a Bus Going Over a Cliff - The Dems Say Stay Onboard'
From "The Story.....": Fox News ~ Jun 29, 2017

Medicare Halts Release of Much-Anticipated Data
By Charles Ornstein; ProPublica ~ Jun 29, 2017

Mnuchin: Tax reform is a 'pass/fail exercise'
By Joseph Lawler; The Washington Examiner ~ Jun 29, 2017

OPINION: Memo to GOP — It’s too late for full-scale ObamaCare repeal
From Richard A. Epstein; The Hill ~ Jun 28, 2017

Selling the GOP health care bill: Does Trump help or hurt?
By Julie Pace; The Associated Press ~ Jun 28, 2017

GOP touts lower premiums, but other insurance costs to rise
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 28, 2017

Why State Governors Are Freaking Out About the GOP Health Plan
By Eric Pianin & Rob Garver; The Fiscal Times ~ Jun 28, 2017

Republicans scramble to revise health bill in 48 hours
By Jennifer Haberkorn, Paul Demko & Brent Griffiths; Politico ~ Jun 28, 2017

Opinion: Republicans, don't get too spooked to finish off Obamacare
From Ed Rogers; The Washington Post ~ Jun 27, 2017

McConnell: ObamaCare repeal isn't dead
By Jordain Carney ; The Hill ~ Jun 27, 2017

McConnell complained to WH about pro-Trump group's attack on GOP senator: report
By Jacqueline Thomsen; The Hill ~ Jun 27, 2017

19th Obamacare Co-Op Folds, Leaving Only 4 Operating in 2018
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Jun 27, 2017

OPINION: ObamaCare by another name is still ObamaCare
From Michael F. Cannon; The Hill ~ Jun 27, 2017

Opinion GFOR: U.S. needs to get away from employer-sponsored retirement plans, keynote speaker says
By Elizabeth Karier; Pensions & Investments ~ Jun 27, 2017

Protect Medicare Part B for America’s seniors
From Sharad Lakhanpal, MBBS, MD, ; The Hill ~ Jun 26, 2017

HHS Secretary: Senate Health Care Plan 'In Its Entirety Will Absolutely Bring Premiums Down'
By Melanie Arter; Cybercast News Service ~ Jun 26, 2017

Senate Health Care Bill Clamps Down on Subsidies for Illegal Immigrants
By Margaret Menge; LifeZette ~ Jun 26, 2017

Senate Obamacare Repeal and Replace Bill Cuts Taxes By $700 Billion
From Ryan Ellis; Forbes ~ Jun 26, 2017

CBO: Senate Health Care Bill Will Reduce Deficit By $321 Billion
Budget office projects legislation would lower premiums 30 percent by 2020

By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Jun 26, 2017

Senate Republicans revise health bill, add penalty on coverage lapse
By Yasmeen Abutaleb & Richard Cowan; Reuters ~ Jun 26, 2017

IRS Private Debt Collectors Accused Of Pressuring Taxpayers, Breaking The Law
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Jun 26, 2017

We Will Never Have A Self-Reliant Healthcare System
From Adam Ozimek; Forbes ~ Jun 25, 2017

Gingrich: Obamacare Repeal Is Turning Republicans Into A Bunch Of Lemmings
From Ginni Thomas; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 25, 2017

How Mitch McConnell Kicks Obamacare Repeal Down The Road
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Jun 25, 2017

41% of Counties Could Have Only One Insurer Participating on Obamacare Exchanges
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Jun 25, 2017

Conservative Koch network criticizes U.S. Senate healthcare bill
By James Oliphant; Reuters ~ Jun 25, 2017

Why Republicans are struggling mightily to overhaul tax code
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Jun 25, 2017

Side effects of Benadryl, 'PM' meds can harm, not help, seniors
By Patti Singer; USA TODAY ~ Jun 25, 2017

Opinion: The Senate’s health-care bill could be one of the GOP’s greatest accomplishments
From Avik Roy; The Washington Post ~ Jun 24, 2017

The decline and fall of Obamacare and the AHCA
By Jazz Shaw; Hot Air ~ Jun 24, 2017

Trump: ‘I cannot imagine’ GOP senators don’t back healthcare bill
By Max Greenwood; The Hill ~ Jun 24, 2017

Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes
By Jordan Rau, KHS; The New York Times ~ Jun 24, 2017

With five holdouts on health-care bill, McConnell is in for a final frenzy of negotiation
By Paul Kane; The Washington Post ~ Jun 24, 2017

Digging out: 4 keys to successful debt consolidation
From Amrita Jayakumar, NW; USA TODAY ~ Jun 24, 2017

Pelosi rallies Democrats to fight Senate health bill: 'The next few days are critical'
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Jun 23, 2017

Fifth Republican Jumps Ship On Healthcare Bill
By Phillip Stucky; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 23, 2017

Health care poses a test of Trump's work with the Senate
By Andrew Taylor & Ken Thomas; The Associated Press ~ Jun 23, 2017

GOP Medicaid cuts will be disastrous for millions with Alzheimer's
From Jason Resendez; The Hill ~ Jun 23, 2017

Coverage Gap’ For Poor May End, But Many Will Still Have Trouble Affording Plans
By Phil Galewitz; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 23, 2017

FACT CHECK: The White House Claim Obamacare Led To 'Higher Costs And Fewer Health Insurance Options'
By Kush Desai; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 23, 2017

Senate Republicans may need Trump’s help to prevent defections on health care bill
By S.A. Miller & Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Jun 21, 2017

Hospitals Group: 'Go Back To The Drawing Board' On Senate ACA Repeal
By Esme Cribb; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 22, 2017

Be Honest With Yourself About Your Retirement Savings
From John Riley; Nasdaq ~ Jun 22, 2017

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 22, 2017

Senate health care bill: Here's how it would affect you
By Maureen Groppe; USA TODAY ~ Jun 22, 2017

Thune Says Senate Will Tweak Healthcare Bill To Get Hesitant GOP Lawmakers On Board
By Juliegrace Brufke; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 22, 2017

Senate Republicans release Obamacare replacement bill, fate uncertain
By Richard Cowan & Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Jun 22, 2017

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in senior
By Lauran Neergaard; The Associated Press ~ Jun 22, 2017

Poll: Majority still skeptical about House health plan
By John Bowden; The Hill ~ Jun 21, 2017

Senate O’Care Bill Coming Thursday A.M., CBO Score Soon As Friday, Vote Next Week
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 21, 2017

AP sources: Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes
By Alan Fram & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 21, 2017

Anthem Health Drops Out Of 2 More State Obamacare Exchanges
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 21, 2017

Government health insurance markets holding up--barely
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Jun 21, 2017

Trump administration's proposal to lower prices might just raise them, critics say
By Eric Sagonowsky; FiercePharma ~ Jun 21, 2017

Why did these generic drugs’ prices jump as much as 85%?
By Emma Court; MarketWatch ~ Jun 21, 2017

We must protect our most vulnerable from financial fraudsters
From Mike Rothman; The Hill ~ Jun 21, 2017

Spicer: Trump Wants 'Heart' In Secret Health Bill, Won't Say What That Means
By Matt Shuham; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 20, 2017

GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Jun 20, 2017

Senate's McConnell: Draft healthcare bill expected Thursday
By Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Jun 20, 2017

Lacking Real Power To Alter GOP Bill, Democrats Try To Throw Wrench In Process Itself
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 20, 2017

Opinion: Let’s put patients first by holding pharmaceutical companies accountable
From David Merritt; The Hill ~ Jun 20, 2017

Big Pharma’s Big Lobby Money Is Preventing Real Reform on Drug Prices
By Eric Pianin; The Fiscal Times ~ Jun 20, 2017

Liz Weston: Are you afraid to look at your finances?
From Liz Weston, NW; The Associated Press ~ Jun 19, 2017

Robots Managing Robots: Nokia's Digital Factory Of The Future
From Jason Bloomberg; Forbes ~ Jun 18, 2017

Free Money: Find Your Unclaimed Property In Less Than 5 Minutes
From Nancy L. Anderson; Forbes ~ Jun 18, 2017

Senate Dems to hold late-night protest over ObamaCare repeal
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Jun 18, 2017

Exclusive: White House Task Force Echoes Pharma Proposals
By Emily Kopp; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 167, 2017

Trump plan on drug prices likely to be friendly to drug industry: report
By Brandon Carter; The Hill ~ Jun 17, 2017

Leading U.S. doctors' group takes aim at rising drug prices
From HealthDay News; WXOW ~ Jun 17, 2017

Senate Dems mull slowdown to protest GOP health plan: report
By Max Greenwood; The Hill ~ Jun 17, 2017

Schumer wants all-Senate meeting on healthcare
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Jun 16, 2017

GOP Secrecy Breeding Frustration, Criticism: 'If They Liked The Bill, They'd Have Brass Bands' Celebrating It
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 16, 2017

Liberal group targets potential Republican healthcare swing votes
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Jun 16, 2017

Reform Prescription Drug Labeling to Benefit Patients and Their Doctors
By David Beier; Morning Consult ~ Jun 16, 2017

Judge throws out GE retirees' health benefit lawsuit
By John Cropley, Daily Gazette – Jun 15, 2017

Senate May Keep Some Obamacare Taxes in U.S. Healthcare Overhaul
By REUTERS; The New York Times ~ Jun 15, 2017

Vote on healthcare bill by July 4 looking more in doubt
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Jun 15, 2017

Trump White House at work on executive order tackling drug prices: report
By Eric Sagonowsky; FiercePharma ~ Jun 14, 2017

Six Things Your Parents Should Know About Social Security
From Winnie Sun; Forbes ~ Jun 15, 2017

IRA trusts can protect your heirs from themselves
By Sarah O'Brien, CNBC; USA TODAY ~ Jun 15, 2017

Some Seniors Just Want To Be Left Alone, Which Can Lead To Problems
By Judith Graham; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 15, 2017

Nokia targets gains from web giants with fastest routers
By Eric Auchard; Reuters ~ Jun 14, 2017

Retiree health care costs rising faster than Social Security benefits
From Mary Beth Franklin; InvestmentNews ~ Jun 14, 2017

CMS Reports 13M Would Lose Insurance Under GOP Plan, A Rosier Projection Than CBO’s Score
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 14, 2017

The Senate's Secrecy Over Health Care Was Decades in the Making
By Julie Rovner; The Atlantic ~ Jun 14, 2017

New Fiduciary Rule For Financial Advisors Moves The Needle, But In Which Direction?
From Jamie Hopkins; Forbes ~ Jun 14, 2017

Remember Trump’s Promise Not to Touch Social Security? It’s Gone Now
By Johnathan Chait, New York Magazine – Jun 13, 2017

Senate drug pricing hearing co-opted by Democratic protest over GOP health plan
By Meg Tirrell, CNBC – Jun 13, 2017

Senate Democrats plan offensive to try to save Obamacare
By Jennifer Haberkorn and Burgess Everett, Politico – Jun 13, 2017

AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'
By Alan Fram, Associated Press – Jun 13, 2017

Senate Republicans following House's secretive path in crafting health care bill
By Laura Litvan, Bloomberg – Jun 14, 2017

Trump admin may not protect Social Security if Congress votes for cuts
By Ethan Wolff-Mann, Yahoo Finance - Jun 13, 2017

Capitol Hill Debate Over Drug Prices Shifts to PBMs
By Jon Reid; Morning Consult ~ Jun 12, 2017

Report: Senate Won’t Release O’Care Repeal Draft Before CBO Review
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 12, 2017

Obama Program Made $729 Million in Erroneous Payments to Doctors
By Elizabeth Harrington; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Jun 12, 2017

Opinion: How Republicans Think About Health Care: Three Parallel Universes
From John C. Goodman; Forbes ~ Jun 12, 2017

Senate Dem: Passing ObamaCare a ‘very different process’ than GOP plan
By Rebecca Savransky; The Hill ~ Jun 12, 2017

Supreme Court rules to speed marketing of lower-cost 'biosimilar' drugs
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Jun 12, 2017

Set A Realistic Budget Using This 4-Week Guide
From Marianne Hayes; Forbes ~ Jun 12, 2017

Have a pension and a spouse? Here’s what you need to know about your benefit options.
By Michelle Singletary; The Washington Post ~ Jun 12, 2017

IRS Helps Surviving Spouses Who Face Estate Tax Trap
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Jun 12, 2017

Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 11, 2017

Obamacare Enrollees Rate Coverage Worse Than Those Insured From Another Source
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Jun 11, 2017

GOP looks to blunt impact of health bill on older people
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Jun 11, 2017

There are now 45 counties in the U.S. with no Obamacare insurer
By John Sexton; Hot Air ~ Jun 11, 2017

Economy emerges as bright spot for Trump
By Niv Elis; The Hill ~ Jun 11, 2017

Bill would let banks freeze accounts to stymie elder scams
By Anna Gronewold, AP; McClatchy DC ~ Jun 11, 2017

Mike Pence rips Democrats for not working with GOP on healthcare
By Kyle Feldscher; The Washington Examiner ~ Jun 10, 2017

Democrats slam GOP senators' efforts to fast-track healthcare bill
By Anna Giaritelli; The Washington Examiner ~ Jun 09, 2017

What Protects Investors More Than The Fiduciary Rule
From Pam Krueger, NA; Forbes ~ Jun 10, 2017

How To Avoid IRS Underpayment Penalty For June 15
From Robert A. Green; Forbes ~ Jun 09, 2017

Powerful GOP Chairman Backs Insurance Subsidy Payments: Americans ‘Should Not Be Left Out To Dry’
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 09, 2017

Watch Claire McCaskill Call Out Top GOPer On Obamacare Repeal Secrecy
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 09, 2017

Senators Find Themselves Playing Whac-A-Mole When It Comes To Solving Health Plan Problems
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 09, 2017

Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation
By Erica Werner & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 08, 2017

Tom Price, Democrats spar over Obamacare’s future
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Jun 08, 2017

Top Republican seeks action now to steady insurance markets
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Jun 08, 2017

GOP senators push to allow sale of short-term insurance plans
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Jun 08, 2017

AHA to Congress: 6 recommendations for Medicare Advantage
By Leo Vartorella; Becker’s Hospital Review ~ Jun 08, 2017

GOP Wooed Conservatives In House, But Senate Compromises Are Favoring Moderates
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 08, 2017

GOP Focus on Premiums Eclipses Broader Issue of Health Care Costs
By Mary Ellen McIntire; Morning Consult ~ Jun 07, 2017

LAWMAKERS WANT ACTION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS
By Bronwyn Mixter; Bloomberg BNA ~ Jun 08, 2017

What Patients And Physicians Really Want From Healthcare
From Robert Pearl, M.D.; Forbes ~ Jun 08, 2017

Talking money with the hospital trying to treat you
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Jun 08, 2017

Former Pharma Reps’ New Mission: To School Docs On High Drug Costs
By Jay Hancock; Kaiser Health News ~ Jun 08, 2017

How GOP bill would dismantle many Dodd-Frank restrictions
By Marcy Gordon; The Associated Press ~ Jun 08, 2017

Trump: ‘Democrats are really in our way’ on healthcare
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Jun 07, 2017

Trump says Obamacare in 'death spiral,' urges Congress to act
By Jeff Mason; Reuters ~ Jun 07, 2017

25% of Americans say they skip the doctor because of the cost, survey says
Fox Business ~ Jun 07, 2017

Bill advances to speed up drug and device approval
By Kimberly Leonard; The Washington Examiner ~ Jun 07, 2017

3 Things That Could Stall Health Care In The Senate
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 06, 2017

McConnell: Senate will move ObamaCare repeal bill in 'near future'
By Jordain Carney ; The Hill ~ Jun 06, 2017

9 Senators To Watch In GOP’s Do-Or-Die Obamacare Repeal Crunch
By Tierney Sneed ; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 06, 2017

Too many cooks threaten GOP healthcare bill
By Nathaniel Weixel; The Hill ~ Jun 06, 2017

MEDICARE BACKTRACKS ON LONG-TERM CARE ARBITRATION RULE
By Mike Stankiewicz; Bloomberg BNA ~ Jun 06, 2017

Senate Republicans outline new health care plan
By Brian Schwartz; Fox Business ~ Jun 06, 2017

Opinion: Medicare: Fix Payment Methodologies That Put Senior Care at Risk
From Dan Starck; Morning Consult ~ Jun 06, 2017

Supreme Court Ruling Imperils Pension Protections
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Jun 06, 2017

Senate panel to hold hearing on drug prices
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Jun 06, 2017

The Lone Obamacare Insurer Is Enjoying Its Monopoly
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 05, 2017

Ezekiel Emanuel: Obamacare ‘Absolutely’ Needs To Be Fixed [WATCH]
By Robert Donachie; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 05, 2017

The momentum for socialized medicine is growing. Where is the GOP’s strategy?
From Ed Rogers; The Washington Post ~ Jun 05, 2017

How the CHOICE Act eliminates key shareholder right
From Susan Makos; The Hill ~ Jun 05, 2017

Investment check: Give your retirement accounts an annual checkup
By Wendy Connick, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Jun 05, 2017

Meet the GOP senator who wants to bridge the Obamacare divide
By Jennifer Haberkorn & Burgess Everett; Politico ~ Jun 04, 2017

Opinion: When it comes to faster access to drugs — first do no harm
From Peter J. Pitts; The Hill ~ Jun 04, 2017

Nurse Practitioner Demand Eclipses Doctors As States Lift Hurdles
From Bruce Japsen ; Forbes ~ Jun 04, 2017

Retirees: If You Have Financially Blown It, Take Heart
From Neale Godfrey; Forbes ~ Jun 04, 2017

Insurance companies duck Obamacare repeal fight
By Paul Demko; Politico ~ Jun 03, 2017

Steven Mnuchin: We’re focused on getting tax reform done this year
By Nick Giampia; Fox Business ~ Jun 02, 2017

Trump to hit the road for a jobs-focused reset in tough week
By Roberta Rampton; Reuters ~ Jun 03, 2017

How Can Family Fit Into Your Retirement Plans?
From Anna Rappaport, PRC ; Forbes ~ Jun 02, 2017

Pence tells 'Hannity' he's 'cautiously optimistic' about ObamaCare repeal
By Edmund DeMarche; Fox News ~ Jun 03, 2017

She Retires. He Doesn’t. Why Retiring Together Makes Sense (Usually).
From Glenn Ruffenach; The Wall Street Journal ~ Jun 02, 2017

Why You Need A Health Care Proxy And How To Choose One
By Debbie Reslock, NA; Forbes ~ Jun 02, 2017

Republican senators consider tax on employer-sponsored plans in healthcare bill rewrite
By Paige Minemyer; FierceHealthcare ~ Jun 02, 2017

Obamacare Repeal Complicates Effort to Undo Medicare Cost Panel
By Alex Ruoff; Bloomberg BNA ~ Jun 02, 2017

Senate Republicans Sound Increasingly Pessimistic About a Health Care Deal
By Sy Mukherjee; Fortune ~ Jun 02, 2017

The SEC Wants Your Opinion On DOL Fiduciary Rule Alternatives
By Ashlea Ebeling : Forbes ~ Jun 02, 2017

Another Health Care Crisis: America’s Increasing Shortage of Medical Professionals
By Kevin Dayaratna; Cybercast News Service ~ Jun 01, 2017

GOP Health Bill Pleases Most Republicans, But Not Many Other Americans
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ May 31, 2017

The AHCA debate is missing crucial healthcare costs
From Noelle Sullivan; The Hill ~ Jun 01, 2017

Trump Budget Chief Suggests Dem Mole Behind CBO O’Care Repeal Score
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Jun 01, 2017

The American Health Care Act Rejects American Values
From Kenneth L. Davis; Forbes ~ Jun 01, 2017

GOP Senator Says Obamacare Repeal Is Nowhere Close To Happening
By Jack Crowe; The Daily Caller ~ Jun 01, 2017

5 Inherited IRA Rules You Should Know by Heart
By Dan Caplinger, TMF; Fox Business ~ Jun 01, 2017

Nokia Gets in on Verizon 5G Tests
By Dan Jones; Light Reading ~ Jun 01, 2017

LOCAL RETIREE ORGANIZATIONS

(If you are affiliated with a local Lucent retiree group, let us know we'll post your next event.)

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. 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.


PCLUCENTALUM This group was set up to facilitate communication among ex-Lucent employees in Northern California. Send email to pclucentalum@yahoogroups.com