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Of the Farmer Who May Decide Health Reform, the Trials of the 1% and Shortened Sales Cycles: 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.


Small-Picture Approach Flips Medical Economics (New York Times)

New group-provider model Affordable Care Organizations are not a resurrection of HMOs.

By 2037, Health Insurance Will Swallow Your Entire Paycheck (Washington Post)

Researcher projections put health insurance premiums exceeding average household income by 2037.

The One Percent Worried About Job Loss, Saving For Retirement (Huffington Post)

Money does not buy happiness, nor does it rid the fear of destitution.

The Health Law and the Supreme Court: A Primer for the Upcoming Oral Arguments (Kaiser Health News)

Brush up on the health care law arguments the Supreme Court will hear later this month.

Why Greg Smith is ‘Dead Right’ About Goldman Sachs (The Atlantic)

Two differing viewpoints on Wall Street have come out recently. Which position is correct?

If Employers Stop Paying Health Care, Who Wins? (Maybe, Everyone) (The Atlantic)

Employers that drop health coverage could have the additional benefit of reducing the deficit.

The New Retirement Resorts (Wall Street Journal)

Cottages, cruise ships and Costa Rica are among the alternatives to traditional assisted living.

The Best Way to Shorten the Sales Cycle (Inc.)

The power to shorten the sales cycle is in the salesperson’s control.

At Heart of Health Law Clash, a 1942 Case of a Farmer’s Wheat (New York Times)

A 1942 decision is the basis for the Supreme Court’s modern understanding of the scope of federal power.

With More Blended Families, Estate Planning Gets Ugly (USA Today)

Health-care costs, blended families making inheritances smaller.

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#8           Today’s Opportunities in Estate Planning

#7           CMS: Everyone Will Help Stabilize Individual Health Issuers

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#5           Hartford Exiting Life Business

#4           What Do You Tell Clients About PPACA?

#3           12 Questions for 1 Successful LTCI Agent

#2           MetLife Fails Federal Reserve “Stress Test”

#1           Obama Envisions Key Role for Agents, Brokers in Exchanges


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