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Of a Single-Payer System, the Parent Trap & Living Longer: What We’re Reading

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Every day the editors and reporters of LifeHealthPro share stories from around the web that they’re reading. You can keep up with what we’re reading on our Editor Picks page or by subscribing to our daily newsletter, where our daily picks are also featured.

Below is a list of our favorite stories from the past week. We hope you enjoy them. If you have any stories you’d like to share, please list them in the comments section below, and we’ll share your picks with other readers through LifeHealthPro’s Twitter page.


Single-Payer Health Care Is Coming To America — Are We Ready? (Forbes)

Health insurance is going to change, but it might not get better. Read more

Obama Makes a Play for Scalia (Politico)

The Obama administration is courting the Supreme Court’s conservative judges, hoping to save health care reform. Read more

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently (Harvard Business Review)

How do successful people get that way? Research has turned up a few answers. Read more

Sen. Sanders Unveils Report on Nation’s ‘Dental Crisis’ (The Hill)

Many Americans are living without access to dental care, and even if the treatment is easy to come by, many don’t have insurance to cover it. Read more

The Parent Trap (Bethesda Magazine)

Meet members of the sandwich generation: raising children, dealing with elderly parents — and sometimes feeling as if they’ve bitten off more than they can chew. Read more

Too Young for Life Insurance? The Debate Over Policies for Children (Fox Business News)

Does it make sense to buy life insurance for a child? Read more

The Cost of Living Longer – Much Longer (SmartMoney)

Ever so quietly, insurance-industry number crunchers are tossing aside the old statistical models and life tables. Read more

Collecting Unpaid Insurance (Wall Street Journal)

A 2000 agreement between the U.S. and Germany was supposed to resolve all Holocaust-era claims with European insurers through an international insurance commission, yet tens of thousands of people with claims have gotten nothing, survivors’ groups and advocates say. Read more

Bad News for Boomers (Wall Street Journal)

Here’s one more thing to add to the list of boomer concerns: demographics. Read more

Life Insurance Scam Uncovered (The Spoof)

The Spoof (tagline: “Always there with the funniest spoof headlines”) reports findings that one of the UK’s leading life insurance providers have been fleecing their customers. Read more

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