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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Modest premium increase for Medicare drug plans

The average monthly premium charged by Medicare drug plans for standard coverage will rise to an estimated $30 in 2011, an increase of $1 over 2010, or about 3 percent, said Medicare administrator Don Berwick.

Americans of all ages plan to rely on Social Security

AARP released a new survey report that shows that three in four (75 percent) adults age 18+ rely on or plan to rely on Social Security for their retirement income, including a large majority (62 percent) of younger adults age 18-29.

Silver Alert response for lost elders signed into law

Modeled after the highly successful AMBER Alert program run by the Massachusetts State Police, Silver Alert will ensure that the critical communications infrastructure is utilized to coordinate and focus search efforts of numerous state and local agencies, as well as civilian organizations, when responding to an incident involving an adult with serious memory impairment.

Sorting when early memory loss signals big threat

Doctors can’t tell if Leif Utoft Bollesen’s mild memory loss will remain an annoyance or worsen, but experimental checks of the Minnesota man’s aging brain may offer clues.

Medicare fund will last extra 12 years – maybe

The annual report by the trustees who oversee Medicare and Social Security, led by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, gives backers of the new health care law evidence of a positive impact on government entitlement programs, but it also undercuts the findings with a host of caveats.

Health reform begins savings for Medicare

Medicare will save about $8 billion by the end of next year, and as much as $575 billion over the rest of the decade, the report said.

Bill to shield elder homeowners on Gov. Patrick’s desk

BOSTON (AP) _ A bill designed to boost foreclosure protections for renters and older homeowners is headed to Gov. Deval Patrick's desk. The Massachusetts Senate...

Local woman left in recliner dies on 81st birthday

Five family members who lived with her face various elderly abuse charges and could see upgraded charges.

State considers Silver Alert Response System

The legislation would create a new silver alert community response system, which would be used to alert public safety departments and private safety departments, when an adult with serious memory impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is reported to a police department as a missing person.

Timeline shows when major changes take place in health law

“By finding out about what’s in the new law and when the various provisions go into effect, you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family,” said Deborah Banda.