A new survey indicates that affluent Americans favor raising the age for Social Security eligibility.
Most people will pay an extra $3.50 a month, rather than the expected $10.20.
Medicare's open-enrollment period started this month. Select the plan that's right for you in 2012.
Many older Americans keep working because they can. They also have strong financial incentives.
Expect nursing homes to respond by cutting staff. Some may decline to accept patients with more complex medical needs.
Costs won't rise in 2012. In fact, some recipients will see their overall drug costs decline.
Taxpayers and Social Security recipients have avoided pain -- for now -- but government employees and contractors will suffer.
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