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An Antisocial Move by the Social Security Administration (Los Angeles Times)

Agency plans to replace mailing annual paper statements with online version.

 

Unmired at Last (The Economist)

Economy slowly breaking free from the grip of recession.

 

Inside America’s Drug Shortage (Time)

FDA, drugmakers blame the other for increasing shortages of chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, anesthetics and vaccines.

 

Will the Cost of Health Insurance Eventually Eat Up Your Entire Paycheck? Study Says Yes. (Time)

Separate study found 26,000 previously uninsured Americans cut health care costs by 50% after getting health care.

 

$262M Spent on Ads Debating Health-Care Reform — After Bill Passed (AdAge)

HHS spent $11.2 million promoting the law, U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent $6.3 million opposing it.

 

What about Annuities? (SmartMoney)

Annuities may make economic sense, but the market for them is somewhat bleak.

 

Health Care’s Big Four Issues: What the Justices Will Tackle (CNN)

The Court’s ruling on PPACA will have implications for the regulatory ability of the federal government to set long-term national policy goals.

 

Waiting (and Sleeping) in Line, for View of Health Care History (New York Times)

People wait in line over 60 hours for a chance at one of 60 spots inside the Supreme Court building for the general public.

 

Should Hartford’s Annuity Holders Be Worried? (Wall Street Journal)

Hartford will stop selling new annuities, but must protect and service existing customers.

 

A Financial Dissident Movement? (Huffington Post)

Could insiders writing op-ed pieces start structural and ethical reform of the finance industry?

 

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