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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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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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