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Betty White voted AP entertainer of the year

What Betty White did in 2010 doesn’t usually happen: an 88-year-old actress with more than six decades in Hollywood suddenly became the object of adulation of the Facebook-connected masses.

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House vote delays cut in Medicare pay for doctors

“According to our research, most seniors in Massachusetts — across party lines — wanted Congress to fight to stop this cut. And, the majority of Bay State seniors said they would view their elected officials more favorably if they fought to protect payments to Medicare doctors,” said AARP Massachusetts State Director Deborah Banda.

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GOP blocks legislation to award seniors $250

“Basically, they have their benefit levels flatlined at a time when they’re encountering higher costs, reducing their quality of life experience and disappointing them greatly about Social Security,” said Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., a member of the Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee.

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Bay State seniors on Medicare fear losing their doctors

As the U.S. Senate prepares to address the massive 25 percent pay cut facing Medicare doctors, as early as today, AARP releases a new survey that finds the vast majority of Massachusetts seniors fear losing their doctor if Congress does not act now.

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Congress puts off cuts to doctor Medicare payments

The House, in approving by voice vote the bill passed by the Senate earlier this month, postponed a 23 percent cut in doctors’ pay scheduled to take effect Dec. 1. That gives lawmakers a month to come up with a longer-term plan to overhaul a system that in recent years has bedeviled Congress, angered doctors […]

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Holiday gifts for under $25

No matter what else is going on in the world, the holiday season means it’s time to decorate the house, bake those holiday treats and choose presents for loved ones.

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