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Friday, March 22, 2019

Half a century of help with Medicare

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law with these words: “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings that they have so carefully put away over a lifetime.”

Acceptance: The new American way

In a relatively short span, American views have shifted on everything from gay marriage to marijuana legalization to illegal immigration and, perhaps, more.

HHS Medicare savings stats mislead seniors

By Dennis Byron Fellow senior citizens, you might have seen news releases recently from the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) department and its...

No free lunch for the French or for any of us

Chalk it up to sour grapes — pun intended — but I am finding it difficult to empathize with the disgruntled French who now have to wait until age 62 to retire.

Aging is good stage of life, said American trailblazer

Dr. Butler stood out as a true trailblazer. His message that aging is a productive and positive stage of life resonates with an American population that is enjoying the longest lifespan in its history.

State adds 5-year freeze on nursing home construction

By Al Norman Don’t expect to see any new nursing homes built in Massachusetts in the near future. That’s the word from the Massachusetts Public Health...

Obama should expand Medicare for all

A group called “Health Care Now” has been urging President Barack Obama to look backwards for the solution to health care reform.

There’s another choice besides hurting the needy

Our state budget is the financial expression of what our Constitution refers to as a “social compact” to ensure all individuals with “the power of enjoying, in safety and tranquility, their natural rights and the blessings of life.”

A new decade dawns: Urgency builds for leadership on aging issues

When 2010 dawned, most of us were eager to turn the page, put the recession behind us, and look forward to a brighter decade. But, the reality is: Tough times remain, and there’s hard work to be done.
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