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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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The Next Step In Maine’s Universal Home Care Campaign

The arguments against Questions 1 were predominately about taxes, not elder home care. The head of the Maine Republican Party said.

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Your Entitlements At Risk If You Don’t Vote In Midterm Elections

Do older voters realize that the “debt” McConnell is talking about has been caused by massive tax cuts that the White House proposed, and Congress passed?

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