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Are Older Voters Apathetic Or Just Bored?

There’s an old joke in which an elderly voter is asked: “Are seniors ignorant, or just apathetic about politics?”

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Is Medicare For All Good For Everyone?

The health care system that Secretary Verma sees is far from the reality that most Americans experience daily. They have no data, no power, and costly copayments.

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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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