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Citizens Force State To Pass Paid Family Leave & Wage Hikes

Pushed against a wall, Massachusetts lawmakers passed legislation that would raise the minimum wage very slowly to $15 per hour and create a new paid family and medical leave benefit.

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Massachusetts Budget Hidden From Seniors

In June of 2017, the Massachusetts State legislature passed a budget that called for a “study of the cost effectiveness of the home care program including estimated savings from avoided nursing facility admissions.

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Tax Cuts, Budget Cuts, Medicare & Social Security

At the end of 2017, Congress passed $1.5 trillion in tax cuts that will reduce federal dollars available for public programs, and the White House proposed a 2019 budget that will cut $1.7 trillion from Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security disability programs, food stamps, and more.

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Cracks In The Elderly Home Care System

“The Massachusetts home care system is beginning to crack,” says a new report from the Home Care Aide Council of Massachusetts, “and will crumble if nothing is done to address the major threats.” By Al Norman “The Massachusetts home care system is beginning to crack,” says a new report from the Home Care Aide Council […]

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Is Massachusetts Ready To Be An ‘Age Friendly’ State?

In his Third State of the Commonwealth speech on Jan. 23, 2018, Gov. Charlie Baker announced “that AARP has formally designated Massachusetts as one of only two age-friendly states in the country.”

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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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