Tag Archive | "Congress"

Inflation reduction act

Inflation Reduction Act Contains Cost-Saving Changes For Older Adults

On the health front, the The Inflation Reduction Act achieves two key goals of congressional Democrats. First, it would give the federal government the ability to negotiate prices of some drugs purchased by Medicare beneficiaries, a tool that has long been opposed by the drug industry.

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pensions

Rejected By Courts, Retirees Take Last Shot To Save Pensions

Dave Muffley thought he had it made when it came to a solid retirement. The Indiana man spent roughly 30 years as a salaried maintenance technician for Delphi Corp., a subsidiary of General Motors Corp., and expected to retire with a comfortable income by the time he hit 62. 

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Social

Social Security Expansion Act: Good Bottom Line For Retirees

It is fortunate for us that U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, D-VT, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are persistent advocates. These lawmakers have introduced their latest version of a bill to expand the Social Security program.

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Medicare Advantage, Medicare

Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care, Overcharging

Congress should crack down on Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors that sometimes deny patients vital medical care while overcharging the government billions of dollars every year.

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means testing, Corporate Tax Cuts

Simple Swap: Repeal Corporate Tax Cuts, Add Back Dental & Vision To Medicare

I have a simple proposal to make to the U.S. Congress. A budgetary swap, on behalf of the elderly and disabled Americans: repeal the corporate tax cuts in the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), and add back into the budget the Medicare dental, vision, and hearing benefits.

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Medicare

The Senate Needs 50 Votes To Build A Better Medicare

When elderly people were first created, they had no eyes, ears, and teeth. For this reason, when federal lawmakers got around to enacting Medicare insurance for seniors in 1965, they didn’t include vision services, hearing aids, and dental care.

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