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Clean Repeal, Skinny Repeal: It All Came to Nothing

How often do we get to see elected officials voting on Nothing? That’s what it came to in Congress the other day. The U.S. Senate could not muster the votes to even discuss “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act.

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AHCA: War on Poverty Now a War on The Poor

I was about to turn 17 when President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a War On Poverty in his State of the Union speech in 1964. Johnson was responding to a national poverty rate at the time of around 19 percent

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Trump Budget: A “Great” Hole In Economic Security

Rich people don’t need much financially from the federal government. But at the other end of the economic ladder, government can often play a critical role in protecting the well being of citizens.

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Impact Of The Fy 18 Trump Budget On Massachusetts Aging

Mass Home Care said this morning that the FY 18 budget by President Trump is “no path for Congress to follow,” and said it will oppose the elimination of several key programs that are key to the economic security of seniors.

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When It Comes To Older Folks, American Health Care Act 2.0 Worse Than 1.0

From bad to worse. A Massachusetts elder advocacy group says the health care reform legislation now in the operating room in Congress will not make older people healthy or happy.

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When Will Home Care Workers Get ‘Enough Pay To Stay?’

Picture a widowed elderly woman in her mid-80s. She needs help daily with bathing, dressing and toileting. But she has one more problem. She has been told that there are no workers available to come into her home to fill all the hours of care she needs.

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