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Massachusetts Gubernatorial Debates: No Elderly Issues

At the Oct. 9 debate, an elderly man submitted a question which stated: “My immediate need is property tax reduction.”

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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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A place not made for us

By Al Norman In his New York Times best selling book, Being Mortal, surgeon Atul Gawande explains the rise of nursing homes in America starting in the 1950s. “Hospitals couldn’t solve the debilities of chronic illness and advancing age,” he writes. “and they began to fill up with people who had nowhere to go.” The […]

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One Care Plan slated to start in two months

The Patrick Administration announced on July 16 that three managed care health plans had passed their “readiness review” and now have signed contracts to participate in the new “One Care” integrated health care pilot for adults age 18 and over with disabilities, who receive both MassHealth and Medicare benefits. This announcement caps more than two […]

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Obama Social Security proposal panned in Mass.

BOSTON — Republicans and Democrats in Massachusetts are faulting President Barack Obama for proposing changes that would trim Social Security and Medicare benefits. The changes, included in a federal budget plan released by the president Wednesday, would switch the way the government calculates annual cost-of-living adjustments for recipients of Social Security and other government benefit […]

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Times changing with funeral planning

The more things change, the more they remain the same. However, for the American funeral these are changing times. One of the biggest changes is the preference of cremation over burial. Cost is the main factor. All crematories in Massachusetts are located on cemetery grounds.

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