“Retirement” Britain’s Biggest Independent Organization Criticizes Proposal to Raise State Retirement Age to 71

London, England – Critics of a proposal to raise the state retirement age to 71 warn that it will disproportionately affect middle-aged individuals. The proposal has sparked concerns from the National Pensioners Convention (NPC), which represents over 1.15 million members, as well as former pensions minister, Ros Altmann. The NPC expressed that the proposal does not accurately reflect the challenges of aging in the UK. General Secretary Jan Shortt highlighted that the increase in the …

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Joe Biden – Gaffes Raise Concerns Over Age as Election Campaign Heats Up

Washington D.C., US – Concerns about President Joe Biden’s age have resurfaced after he made two gaffes in which he mistakenly identified deceased European leaders. Biden’s missteps come at a critical time as he prepares for the upcoming election campaign against his presumptive opponent, also of advanced age. During a campaign fundraiser in New York, Biden reportedly referred to the former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, who passed away in 2017, as having spoken to him …

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Steward Health Care’s Struggling Finances Raise Concerns Over Community Hospital Funding

Methuen, MA – As Steward Health Care faces dire financial challenges, it sheds light on the unequal landscape of medical insurance reimbursement in the state. The for-profit healthcare system, which runs Holy Family Hospital, has been vocal about the inadequate funding that puts community hospitals at risk. Steward has warned about the broken hospital marketplace and the need for bold actions to address the issues. The hospital system’s financial struggles include reports of being $50 …

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FEDERAL PROPOSAL: Bill to Increase Federal Employee Raise to 7.4% Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. – Members of Congress have put forth the first official proposal for a 7.4 percent raise for federal employees in January 2025. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act (FAIR Act) aims to address the disparity between federal wages and the rising costs of living and labor. According to House sponsor Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., the last two years saw federal employees receiving raises of 4.6 and 5.2 percent, which were the largest …

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2024 Social Security Raise: Is Yours Above or Below Average?

Many Americans in Orlando, Florida are eager to learn the impact of the 2024 social security raise on their financial situation. The yearly cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits is based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), a figure released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For 2024, the Social Security Administration estimated a 5.9% increase, which will go into effect in January. This raise will be …

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