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House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., talks about jobs and the economy as the House of Representatives returns to work from its winter break, at the Capitol in Washington, Wed., Jan. 18, 2012.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

New Bill Could Make Social Security Better For Everyone

The bill includes a tax cut for middle-income seniors and other beneficiaries who are currently required to pay federal income tax on their benefits, and gradually increases the contributions (FICA) of workers and their employers.

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GOP Health Reform is Real Disaster For Older Americans

If your income is low and your age is high, the real disaster is the repeal-and-replace healthcare reform bill on offer from U.S. President Donald Trump and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan.

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UNITED STATES - JANUARY 26: Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., talk  as President Donald Trump speaks at the GOP Congressional retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. House and Senate Republicans are holding their retreat through Friday in Philadelphia. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Pool)

House GOP finally reveals health bill: What it contains

House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a package that would scale back the government’s role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured.

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A higher utility bill before you even turn on the lights?

You live on a fixed income and work hard to budget your money. You are very conscious about how you use your utilities. Yet, no matter how much electricity you use, your bill keeps going up.

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R.I. law will ease burden on caregivers

Maureen Maigret knows all about what it’s like to be a caregiver. She’s not only been a nurse and a leading advocate for Rhode Island seniors, she has also taken care of her 93-year-old mother. That’s why Maigret testified at the State House in support of a bill for family caregivers and why she is […]

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Gov. Shumlin signs assisted suicide bill

SOUTH BURLINGTON – When Gov. Peter Shumlin signed physician-assisted suicide into law in 2013, he had no idea a member of a family he has known most of his life would be one of the first Vermonters to use the option. READ MORE  

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