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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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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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