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‘The Financial Health of Social Security Is Strong’

Some members of Congress may not be prepared to protect Social Security, but the American people know better.

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Mass. Nursing Homes On Brink of ‘Colossal Collapse?’

Every spring, when Massachusetts lawmakers begin to take testimony on the state budget, the nursing home industry begins to crank out a chorus of press releases predicting a financial apocalypse is near.

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House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., talks about jobs and the economy as the House of Representatives returns to work from its winter break, at the Capitol in Washington, Wed., Jan. 18, 2012.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

New Bill Could Make Social Security Better For Everyone

The bill includes a tax cut for middle-income seniors and other beneficiaries who are currently required to pay federal income tax on their benefits, and gradually increases the contributions (FICA) of workers and their employers.

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Does Massachusetts Governor Have An Elder Agenda?

Four years ago, newly-elected Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker gave an inaugural address that offered no elderly-specific agenda for the Commonwealth.

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Northeast Medicaid Issues: Expansion & Mental Health

Over the years, the issue of inadequate mental health services for older people has not changed much.

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Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debates: No Elderly Issues

At the Oct. 9 debate, an elderly man submitted a question which stated: “My immediate need is property tax reduction.”

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