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Monday, February 17, 2020

Medicare ‘doughnut hole’ looms for drug customers

By Tom Murphy The federal health care overhaul delivers deep price cuts this year that will benefit Medicare prescription drug customers who fall into a...

House passes Westborough Representatives legislation

Kane, Dykema and Gregoire bill creates a Women’s Rights History Trail in the commonwealth Boston - Meeting in a full formal session recently, the House of Representatives...

More options for seniors with high drug costs

At least two plans covering some brand-name drugs in the gap will be available in every region of the country. Overall, one-third of plans will offer gap coverage, up from one-fifth this year. Some only provide generics.

MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

By Rodrique Ngowi
 CAMBRIDGE — Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of...

Most would pay more for Romney-type Medicare plan

By Jordan Rau  The type of proposal championed by Republicans to overhaul Medicare by giving beneficiaries a fixed amount of money to purchase insurance could...

How does Mass. $30.6 billion state budget affect retirees

BOSTON — Massachusetts lawmakers on Thursday filed a 2012 state budget that includes no new taxes and effectively does not cut state aid to cities...

Baby boomers near 65 with retirements in jeopardy

Through a combination of procrastination and bad timing, many baby boomers are facing a personal finance disaster just as they’re hoping to retire.

Massachusetts Medicare subscribers save $36.9 million

BOSTON  — A total of nearly 63,000 Massachusetts residents enrolled in the Medicare Part D drug program saved $36.9 million in 2011 in lowered drug...

Elder Affairs: $6.5 million to end home care wait lists

BOSTON, Feb. 28 — Ann Hartstein, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA), testified before the Joint Committee on Ways and Means about...

Tax them, not us, groups say

By  Charles Babington WASHINGTON — A big coalition of business groups says there must be give-and-take in the negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of massive...