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  • Dec 26, 2018 06:54 PM
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    JFoster Wrote:
    J.K.Logic Wrote:

    Look out though, Overton window works both ways.. wonder what the right will start saying they want, to combat this tactic.

    Very true. I'm thinking perhaps they'll move more towards supporting ideas and reforms that would protect private insurance companies.
    And don't forget the pharmaceutical companies. They'll probably say it will make drug prices skyrocket.
  • Dec 24, 2018 06:46 PM
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    Thanks for the video. Although, I'm not excited about the age increase. I know you said it will stop at 67, but I have a feeling, we'll be seeing it in the 70's by I get ready to retire. Especially with advances in modern medicine, people will be able to work longer. Which is kind of sad to think about.
  • Dec 27, 2018 04:22 PM
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    I wanted to share this with the military and veterans community. With all the sad craziness going on in the news about the government, we can use some good news for a change. Happy I found an article from the military times that featured a federal program called Total and Permanent Disability Discharge, or TPD. So far, it has made 42,000 veterans eligible for student loan forgiveness. This also includes forgiveness of federal student loans disabled veterans take out on their children. Veterans who qualify have either a permanent service-connected disability, or receive disability benefits at the 100% level.

    Since October, 42,000 eligible veterans have been contacted and 7,700 had their loans discharged. It may not seem like a lot so far, but that's relief for 7,700 families, and hopefully more to come. It still isn't perfect, but I think as the program progresses and those running it get more experience, the kinks will get ironed out, and hopefully even more disabled vets will get the help they deserve. Does anyone think they should expand the qualifications for loan forgiveness? Should it stay at the 100% level, or be changed?