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Past year aging reflections result in aha moments

When I was young, my friends and I would poke fun at those wacky old aunts who talked about their maladies. Now we are just as inclined to share the most intimate details of our health issues at every opportunity.

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Medicare premiums going up for 2013

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar WASHINGTON  — Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month in 2013, the government said Friday. It’s less than expected, but still enough to eat up about one-fourth of a typical retiree’s cost-of-living raise next year. Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner said the new “Part B” premium for outpatient care will be $104.90 […]

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How elders fare under Massachusetts FY 2013 budget

Courtesy, Mass Home Care The FY 2013 budget was released from Conference Committee last night. According to the State House News, “the Speaker returned to the chamber at 6:42 p.m. He said although we have one remaining piece of legislation it appears we have an agreement to the fiscal 2013 budget. Tomorrow it is our intention to have a […]

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Don’t elders deserve respect?

By Deborah E. Banda In all the hoopla surrounding the release of Gov. Deval Patrick’s Fiscal Year 2013 state budget proposal, we heard about ways to increase revenue, provide level funding for several programs and services — from local aid to education — and use of the rainy day fund to make ends meet. These […]

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Obama targets Medicare, Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has proposed a $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2013 that aims to slash the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years but still envisions growth in the government’s major health benefit programs. The agency-by-agency breakdown: Agency: Health and Human Services (HHS) Spending: $921.6 billion Percentage Change from 2012: 3.7 percent […]

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