March 30, 2020: By Susan Jaffe
Hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who have been denied coverage for nursing home stays because their time in the hospital was changed from “inpatient” to “observation care” can now appeal to Medicare for reimbu...Read more >
March 18, 2020: By Judith Graham
Close down group meals for seniors. Cancel social gatherings.
The directive, from the Illinois Department on Aging, sent shock waves through senior service organizations late last week.
Overnight, Area Agencies on Aging had...Read more >
March 17, 2020:
New York's Public Health Emergency around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation suggests seniors especially follow the recommendations guard against infection outlined below.
On Sunday the CDC made a reccomendation that there sho...Read more >
January 23, 2020: "It'll be toward the end of the year," Trump said from Davos, Switzerland. "And at the right time, we will take a look at that. You know, that's actually the easiest of all things, if you look, cause it's such a big percentage."
By Jon Queally, st...Read more >
January 20, 2020:
Medicare is often at the forefront of national discourse. However, much of the discussion tends to ignore young Americans under the assumption that they are not affected by, or do not care about Medicare's future and the impact of Medicare in t...Read more >
January 20, 2020:
A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will soon announce a decision in Texas v. United States, the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The appeals court heard oral arguments in July 2019,...Read more >
December 13, 2019:
On October 6, 2019 the President issued an executive order that appeared to be an attack on Medicare for All but when the details of this executive order are looked at it is really an attack on our current Medicare system. This is a continuation ...Read more >
December 04, 2019: By Ina Jaffe, NPR - WAMU 88.5
November 30, 2019
Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
Rolling back federal regulations has been a cornerstone of the Trump presidency. Now the administration has proposed rol...Read more >
November 12, 2019: A letter from 11 Democrats, including two from New York, expresses support for a drug patent provision in the NAFTA update that most of their caucus opposes.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been wavering in recent weeks, repeatedly stating that he...Read more >
October 18, 2019: By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News OCTOBER 9, 2019
(Hannah Norman/KHN illustration; Getty Images)
Dean Ernest had been living in a nursing home about a year when his son, John, got a call last winter asking if his father was experien...Read more >