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Does Your State Pay Family And Friends To Be Caregivers?

On Oct. 12, my Massachusetts State Senator invited me to testify on legislation she filed to allow spouses to be paid caregivers for the elderly and disabled in the Medicaid program.

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Three Vaccines This Winter for Elders

On Sept 12, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a press release advising “everyone 6 months and older to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. ”

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The ‘Unwinding’ Of Medicaid: A Quiet Health Emergency

On May 11 the federal government announced the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). That announcement, which should have been good news for millions of Americans, instead turned into a quiet health care emergency.

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On Medicare’s Birthday, Who’s Eating All The Cake?

Medicare and Medicaid  just celebrated their 58th birthday on July 30. But instead of celebrating with cake and ice cream, some health care groups were organizing parties to “reclaim Medicare from corporate greed.”

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Tell Drug Companies To Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices

Seniors will not be surprised that major drug companies across America are suing the federal government to try to block a law developed by the Biden Administration to allow Medicare to be able to negotiate drug prices with manufacturers.

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The Cost To Medicare For Weight-Loss Drugs

According to Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute, one in four older adults are obese. That’s 15 million Americans over the age of 51.

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