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Pre-Medicare Years Bring Health Insurance Worries For Many

For those who changed coverage for 2019, 15 percent said they were postponing medical procedures until their new coverage kicked in.

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Older Americans Don’t Get Enough Help From Doctors & Pharmacists on Drug Costs

The majority of Americans age 50 and older take two or more prescription medicines to prevent or treat health problems, and many of them say the cost weighs on their budget, a new poll finds.

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Believe it or Not, Optimism is a Benefit of Growing Older

Feel down about getting older? Wish your life was better? Worried about all the problems that come with age?

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More stressful to care for spouse than mom

“Your relationship changes. Life as you know it becomes different,” said Raymond Collins, 62, of Houston, who retired early in part to spend time with his wife, Karen.

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Poll profiles American caregivers

WASHINGTON — More Americans may wind being caregivers for mom as she gets older, but a new poll shows the most stressful kind of caregiving is for a frail spouse. According to the poll, by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, there were five revelations: •Effect on families — Half of people 40 and older […]

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Older Americans nix Social Security changes

By Matt Sedensky  CHICAGO — Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase. But a poll finds support among those 50 and older for raising the cap on earnings that are taxed to fund the Social Security program […]

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