Why Can’t we Lower Prescription Drug Prices?

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Donald Trump promised to do it. Hillary Clinton promised to do it. Almost all Congressional candidates promise to do it. So, why can’t we pass legislation to lower prescription drug prices? Why do Americans pay so much more for pharmaceuticals than consumers in the rest of the world? One reason may be the tremendous influence […]

Being Mortal

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One major benefit of being semi-retired is that I have more time to “read” audio books each day while I walk and exercise.  This is given me the opportunity to catch up on books I have long wanted to read (e.g. Steinbeck’s East of Eden) as well as more current titles. I recently read a […]

The Big Financial Risk facing Pennsylvania Seniors

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Recently I wrote about how death taxes impact Pennsylvania residents and their heirs. The conclusion was that for most of us, federal death taxes are not an issue. And Pennsylvania’s inheritance tax can take a modest bite from our accumulated wealth. [See my recent article Death Taxes For Pennsylvania Residents] For many Pennsylvania seniors a […]