The candidates appeared at historic Faneuil Hall for an AARP sponsored forum, which focused on key issues for older individuals and their families, including health and prescription drug affordability, economic security for older workers, home and community based care, housing and transportation.
The funding released was half of what the home care program lost in the early summer, when the supplemental federal funds were delayed by Republican members in the House of Representatives.
To make up for the lack of a COLA, the House will vote in November — after congressional elections — on a bill to provide $250 payments to Social Security recipients, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
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.
““We know how difficult it can be for individuals and caregivers to deal with a sudden illness or chronic disease while at the same time trying to navigate through a complex health care system to figure out where to go to get appropriate help.”
“This week we celebrate the continued contributions of America’s older workers. It is also a time to get word to every employer about the importance and benefits of hiring these seasoned professionals. After all, experience — coupled with a solid work ethic and strong decision making skills — makes for excellent job candidates.”
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that, on average, Medicare Advantage premiums will be 1 percent lower...
Berwick broke his silence yesterday, telling an audience of health insurance industry representatives that pushing back against unsustainable costs cannot and should not involve “withholding from us, or our neighbors, any care that helps’’ or “harming one hair on anyone’s head.”
“When I was a teenager, I met one guy who said, ‘Hold onto this’ and I asked, ‘What end?’ He proceeded to wrap his foil around my foil and tossed my saber across the room,” Shamir said.
A plan by Medicare to try to make it simpler for consumers to pick drug coverage could force 3 million seniors to switch plans next year whether they like it or not, says an independent analysis.