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“Our na­tion can­not af­ford for the ACA to stum­ble out of the start­ing gate. A cas­cade of last-minute reg­u­la­tions will cre­ate con­fu­sion and thus could en­cour­age more em­ploy­ers to back out of cov­er­age. We are try­ing to help pre­vent what threat­ens to be­come a reg­u­la­tory train wreck.”

—Neil Trautwein, Na­tional Re­tail Fed­er­a­tion vice pres­i­dent, prior to a con­gres­sional hear­ing on im­ple­men­ta­tion of health­care ex­changes and other pro­vi­sions re­quired un­der the Pa­tient

Pro­tec­tion and Af­ford­able Care Act “As more baby boomers re­tire, a new gen­er­a­tion of wid­ows or wid­ow­ers could face a sharply di­min­ished fi­nan­cial fu­ture as they con­front their re­cently de­pleted nest egg fol­low­ing the ill­ness and death of a spouse.”

—Amy Kel­ley, a pro­fes­sor at Mount Si­nai School of Medicine, on the Wash­ing­ton Post’s web­site from her study that found a quar­ter of Medi­care ben­e­fi­cia­ries end up spend­ing all their as­sets on health­care in

the last five years of life

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