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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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Clean Repeal, Skinny Repeal: It All Came to Nothing

How often do we get to see elected officials voting on Nothing? That’s what it came to in Congress the other day. The U.S. Senate could not muster the votes to even discuss “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act.

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Trump Budget: A “Great” Hole In Economic Security

Rich people don’t need much financially from the federal government. But at the other end of the economic ladder, government can often play a critical role in protecting the well being of citizens.

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Trump’s ‘Skinny’ Budget Is All Bones

On March 16 President Donald Trump sent over his federal fiscal year 2018 Budget Blueprint to Congress. It was the President’s first budget, and there were no real surprises in it.

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Combating demographic deafness

By Al Norman Over a period of seven years, I criticized former Gov. Deval Patrick for rarely mentioning the elderly in his annual “State of the Commonwealth” speeches. In 2013 I wrote: “This is the 7th year in a row that the elderly have been invisible to this Administration. Not one word about older people.” […]

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