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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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How Affordable Care Act repeal would be ‘nuclear‘ for states‘ health care delivery

Congress and the White House are poised to dismantle health care protections in our state that may take decades to repair. It’s a health care nuclear option.

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Gov. Baker to issue Executive Order for state’s aging

By Al Norman No governor since Mitt Romney in 2006 has mentioned “elders” in their State of the Commonwealth speech. On Jan. 24, Gov. Charlie Baker made reference to a yet-to-be filed Executive Order that would focus on older adults — but the details of the order are not known. We applaud the governor for mentioning older […]

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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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Human services advocates urge House to restore Adult Foster Care funding

AFC is an innovative and cost effective program that supports more than 10,000 elders and people living with disabilities, allowing them to live in their own homes or the homes of individual caregivers, saving Massachusetts taxpayers millions of dollars.

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Family caregivers score with new CARE Act that lends support

BOSTON – The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act has been signed into law by Gov. Charles Baker.  The CARE Act, known in the Massachusetts Legislature as H.3911, recognizes the critical role family caregivers play in keeping their loved ones at home, and out of costly institutions. In 2015 in Massachusetts, family caregivers provided 786 million […]

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