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7 Tips for People Who Will Retire in 2013

The oldest baby boomers will turn 67 in 2013. Many of this first wave have already retired, while others may be contemplating taking the plunge this year. Here are some tips for those planning to retire in 2013:

5 Years From Retirement? 5 Things to Do Right Now

With just five years left before you retire, you need to begin solidifying your plans. Make sure you're still on track, but also nail down where you'll live and how you'll meet your health care needs. Here's how:

How to Save on Health Insurance, Part 2: Individual Plans

With the unemployment rate at almost 10% and companies cutting back on benefits, millions of people are responsible for securing their own health insurance. Picking the right plan for you can be tricky, so DailyFinance asked consumer health experts for tips on how to maximize benefits while minimizing costs.

How to Not End Up Uninsured When You're Unemployed

If you think there have to be better ways for an uninsured person to get health care than robbing a bank, you're right. Yes, most people get their health insurance from their employers, but if you're one of the nation's nearly 14 million unemployed, you still have options. Here's what you need to know.

Surviving an Accidental Retirement

Lots of folks have reached retirement by surprise, thanks to the Great Recession. So, if you're scrambling to come up with a Plan B and plug the financial gap created by an unexpectedly early end to your career, here are some good ideas.

One in Six Americans Is Now on Medicaid

One in Six Americans A record one in six Americans are on Medicaid, the government's health program for the poor, according to USA Today. And Medicaid is just one of several government anti-poverty programs that have seen large increases in caseloads and in costs.

COBRA Insurance Subsidies Coming to an End

Unemployed workers who have been getting a federal COBRA subsidy are about to experience health insurance sticker shock. The subsidy is about to expire for its first group of recipients.

For Many Americans, a Job Means Health Care

A recent study finds that Americans are less willing to leave an existing job. Workers had lots of reasons for staying put, but a big one is fear of losing employer-provided health coverage. Would passage of the health care overhaul change that?

Health Coverage for Jobless Extended

Congress gave recently laid-off workers a holiday gift of sorts by extending a subsidy to help them pay health-insurance premiums. The provision extends the 65% subsidy for six months, for a total of 15 months, and expands eligibility for the program for two more months -- through February 2010.

The Doctor Is In: Health Reform Is
In Trouble

Why is public support falling? People are confused by all the rhetoric, shocked by the huge price tag and scared that the proposed changes will only make the situation worse. Yet it's not too late for Congress to come together and improve a system that isn't working now.