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The president-elect and the future of Medicare, Medicaid

The Nov. 8 election exit polls suggest that 53 percent of voters age 65+ voted for Trump, 8 percentage points higher than the 45 percent who said they voted for Hillary Clinton.

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Programs for elderly should not be touched

When state budget projections turn south, money for the elderly and disabled should be protected from cuts.

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Ben Fourie, Charles Thompson, Philip Percival and Ernest Hemingway pose with three antelope skulls and one antelope skull while on safari at Keijunga Camp, Tanganyika

Please credit: "Photographer Unknown. Ernest Hemingway Papers. Photograph Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston."

JFK Library hosts exhibit on the life and writings of Hemingway

Hemingway fans have an opportunity to get up close and personal at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (JFK) exhibit, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars, which showcases the library’s Hemingway Collection.

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Home care workers: Poor caring for the poor

The home care program in Massachusetts has been described as a service in which low-income older women are taken care of by low-income younger women. The fact is, most clients — and their providers — are women.

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The dental care gap

By Al Norman A new policy brief released in mid-August by the state’s Health Policy Commission (HPC) underscores the importance of dental health — one of the major gaps in elder health care plans. I personally have helped several seniors get dentures recently, and I can tell you it was a major run-around to get […]

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Let’s end all sales tax holidays in Massachusetts

By Al Norman Several years ago I bought a kitchen stove during the “sales tax holiday” in Massachusetts. Most years I ignore the “holiday” on sales tax. But the kitchen stove was a purchase I needed to make, so I waited for the tax-free weekend. In my case, the retailer who sold me the stove […]

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