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Opening Medicare to Americans aged 50 to 64 would cut their insurance costs, RAND finds

Opening Medicare to Americans aged 50 to 64 would lower healthcare premiums for the group, but also drive up costs for younger people who buy health insurance on exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Under most scenarios examined, the premium to buy into Medicare would be about… Read More »

Americans now use one-third of their budget to pay off debt. ‘Money disorders’ may be to blame

Americans owe a lot of money. The average American uses over one-third of his or her budget to pay down debt, according to a 2019 study from Northwestern Mutual. The study also found that 15% of people believe they’ll be paying it off for the rest of their lives. Experts say a significant amount of… Read More »