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One Man’s Story: Fighting MassHealth For Minutes Of Care

Michael Fernandes, 72, has a disabling condition that requires he receive personal care from others.

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A ‘Very Dangerous Time’ For Nursing Home Residents

The moratorium means that facilities will not face financial penalties, payment denials or termination from Medicare if they don’t comply with certain requirements in the new rules. 

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Congressional Two-Step: Cut Taxes, Then Cut Entitlements

Elder rights groups are warning that the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1) will be financed by gutting entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare.

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Treating Poor People As ‘Passive’ Health Care Consumers

In 2009, a State Legislator who chaired the House Financial Services committee, on Beacon Hill introduced a bill that would “automatically enroll all eligible seniors” into a managed care program for seniors.

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Tax Reform Could Put Pre Tax Retirement Contributions at Risk

If you like the income tax reduction you get for your 401(k) contribution then make sure to max out now, because you may not get the chance in the future.

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Pushing Health Care to The States is no Solution

The U.S. Senate recently found itself in a mad rush to beat the clock and repeal the Affordable Care Act before Sept. 30.

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