Americans can expect to pay significantly more for medical care in retirement

Lisafx | Istock | Getty Images According to a new estimate from Fidelity Investments, a 65-year-old couple retiring this year can expect to spend an average of $315,000 on health care and medical expenses in retirement. This is 5% more than last year’s estimate. Although much of this year’s increase comes from higher Medicare Part … Read more

Likely Senate contest in Kentucky pits ideological opposites | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER and PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN – Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul rarely targets his likely Democratic challenger by name, but Republican campaign attacks in Kentucky are undoubtedly targeting Charles Booker’s agenda — in what’s to come as a populist-themed battle with radically different characters ideas to win people … Read more

Opinion leak on abortion shakes the world from Washington

People who pay attention to the Supreme Court expected the justices to curtail abortion rights when they rule on a Mississippi abortion law by the end of the current session. What no one expected was that a draft of this advice – which called for a complete reversal of the nearly 50-year-old man Roe vs. … Read more

Senator Orrin Hatch’s Legacy Tracks GOP’s Health Care Evolution

When it comes to health policy, former Republican senator from Utah Orrin Hatch, who died April 23 at age 88, leaves a complex legacy of major legislative achievements, changing positions, compromises and fierce opposition. In many ways, however, Hatch’s evolution and leadership in health policy during his four decades in the U.S. Senate mirrors that … Read more