February 22, 2021: By Judith Graham
Opening another front in the nation’s response to the pandemic, medical centers and other health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound seniors.
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February 16, 2021: Fed up with a lack of federal action to lower prescription drug costs, state legislators around the country are pushing bills to penalize drugmakers for unjustified price hikes and to cap payment at much-lower Canadian levels.
These bills, sponsor...Read more >
February 04, 2021:
Some people get Medicare Part A and Part B automatically, and other people need to sign up through Social Security
If you're over 65 (or turning 65 in the next 3 months) and not already getting benefits from Social Security, you need to sig...Read more >
February 02, 2021: By Arthur Allen and Liz Szabo
When getting vaccinated against covid-19, there’s no sense being picky. You should take the first authorized vaccine that’s offered, experts say.
The newest covid vaccine on the horizon, from Johnson & J...Read more >
January 27, 2021: By Phil Galewitz
Americans’ reluctance to get vaccinated for covid-19 is waning, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Nearly half of adults surv...Read more >
January 11, 2021:
Even with the hope and progress of the COVID 19 vaccine, public health experts and other policy makers are warning that this will be a cruel season. We encourage you to learn the facts, communicate with your health care professionals and se...Read more >
January 11, 2021:
Starting this week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are sending approximately 8 million second Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card.
These EIP Cards follow the millions of payments already made...Read more >
December 03, 2020: Bobbie Sackman, Workplace Discrimination Coordinator for the NYC Chapter of NYSARA, is pleased to report two groundbreaking steps taken in 2020 by NYC government to address age discrimination in the workplace:
In July, 2020, the NYC Commission on ...Read more >
December 03, 2020:
On Friday November 13 NYSARA President Barry Kaufmann had a second conversation with Eldera, an organization that promotes the use of the expertise of seniors for benefit to young people. Barry met via zoom with two of the...Read more >
July 27, 2020: 100 Years On: Celebrating and Championing Our Civil Rights and Social Programs
Many of our key rights laws and social programs were enacted in July and August:
July 1 – Public Health Services Act (1940)
July 2 – Civil Right...Read more >