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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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The Power Of Taking Action: Join AARP Maine For “Tuesdays At The State House”

MAINE — Each year, thousands of Mainers help shape the course of legislative action at the state and federal level by contacting their legislators and Members of Congress on critical issues. When you write or call, legislators listen. Often it is this personal involvement that makes the difference between success and failure when it comes […]

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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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Maine: Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Now Underway

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment runs from November 1st through Dec. 15 and is the only opportunity each year to review and make changes to your Health Insurance Marketplace plan coverage for 2018.

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Treating Poor People As ‘Passive’ Health Care Consumers

In 2009, a State Legislator who chaired the House Financial Services committee, on Beacon Hill introduced a bill that would “automatically enroll all eligible seniors” into a managed care program for seniors.

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