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Slowdown in Health Care Spending May be Here to Stay, Harvard Studies Suggest
May 7, 2013 Posted by Editor
Slowdown in Health Care Spending May be Here to Stay, Harvard Studies Suggest

Two new Harvard studies published May 6 in the journal HealthAffairs have examined the causes of a dramatic slowdown in the growth of health care spending that the U.S. has experienced in recent years. They have concluded that the spending slowdown...

Would Medicare-For-All be the Answer for our Health Care System?
January 27, 2013 Posted by Editor
Would Medicare-For-All be the Answer for our Health Care System?

In an editorial published by the Huffington Post on January 24, 2013, John Geyman, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, makes a case that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) only goes part of the way...

35 More Medical Conditions Fast-Tracked for Disability Benefits, Social Security Announces
December 10, 2012 Posted by Editor
35 More Medical Conditions Fast-Tracked for Disability Benefits, Social Security Announces

The Social Security Administration (SSA) on December 6 issued a press release, announcing that it has added 35 medical conditions to its list of "Compassionate Allowances" - a list of serious diseases and medical conditions for which one is entitled to...

Social Security Statements Now Available Online - at My Social Security
December 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Social Security Statements Now Available Online - at My Social Security

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has added to its website a new feature called My Social Security, which allows you to set up your personal account and access your social security information online at any time. The information availabl...

Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care
November 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care

November has been designated as Long-Term Care Awareness Month. As part of this observance, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued a release yesterday, containing useful information on long-term care for seniors and their family caregiv...

US and UK Healthcare Systems Should Learn From Each Other, Experts Conclude
October 19, 2012 Posted by Editor
US and UK Healthcare Systems Should Learn From Each Other, Experts Conclude

In a health policy paper published on October 11, 2012 in The Lancet medical journal, US and UK experts on healthcare policy who co-authored the article conclude that, even though the US and UK healthcare systems are often thought of as polar opposites...

Social Security Benefits Will Increase by 1.7% in 2013, SSA Announces
October 16, 2012 Posted by Editor
Social Security Benefits Will Increase by 1.7% in 2013, SSA Announces

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) announced today that Social Security benefits will increase by 1.7% in 2013, as a result of a cost-of-living adjustment. The 1.7% increase will benefit nearly 62 million Americans receiving Social Securi...

New Resources to Help Seniors & Those With Disabilities Stay Independent Provided under Affordable Care Act
September 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Resources to Help Seniors & Those With Disabilities Stay Independent Provided under Affordable Care Act

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius announced that $12.5 million in awards funded by the Affordable Care Act and the Older Americans Act will be made to local Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to help older Americ...

In Hispanic Heritage Month HHS Reaffirms Commitment to Improving Health Care Access & Celebrates Progress Made under Affordable Care Act
September 19, 2012 Posted by Editor
In Hispanic Heritage Month HHS Reaffirms Commitment to Improving Health Care Access & Celebrates Progress Made under Affordable Care Act

On the occasion of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15, Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius issued a Statement, reaffirming the commitment of HHS and the Obama Administration to reducing the disparities in health care...

Do You or Your Senior Loved One Qualify for Veterans Health Care Benefits?
August 31, 2012 Posted by Editor
Do You or Your Senior Loved One Qualify for Veterans Health Care Benefits?

"If you served in the active military, naval, or air service and were honorably discharged or released, you may qualify for VA health care benefits, including hospital services," according to an e-mail announcement issued August 30 from USA.gov, the of...

HHS Provides Tool to Find Out How the President’s Health Care Law Benefits You & Your State
August 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
HHS Provides Tool to Find Out How the President’s Health Care Law Benefits You & Your State

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced a new tool to help you find out how the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (President Obama's signature Health Care Law - which some call "Obamacare") is benefiting people in your s...

Paul Ryan Takes Surprising Positions Against Women's Health & Reproductive Rights
August 19, 2012 Posted by Editor
Paul Ryan Takes Surprising Positions Against Women's Health & Reproductive Rights

Family caregivers -- the vast majority of whom are women -- may be surprised at the positions Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's choice for his running mate, has consistently taken on women's health and reproductive rights issues. Recent news repo...

Ryan-Romney Budget Proposals Would End Medicare as We Know It & Cut or Eliminate Programs for Poor, Elderly & Vulnerable
August 16, 2012 Posted by Editor
Ryan-Romney Budget Proposals Would End Medicare as We Know It & Cut or Eliminate Programs for Poor, Elderly & Vulnerable

By selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate, former Governor and Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has taken action that backs up and gives teeth to his previous endorsements of the Ryan Budget Plan and his promise to sign it into law if he were electe...

People on Medicare Can Now Get Information from Pharmacies about New Benefits Available to Them under Affordable Care Act, HHS Announces
August 15, 2012 Posted by Editor
People on Medicare Can Now Get Information from Pharmacies about New Benefits Available to Them under Affordable Care Act, HHS Announces

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that it has formed partnerships with several pharmacies to help inform and educate seniors and others on Medicare about the several new benefits that are made available to them by t...

HHS Announces $128.6 Million of New Grants to Expand Community Health Centers Under Affordable Care Act -- Will Serve 1.2 Million More Patients & Create Over 5,000 Jobs
June 24, 2012 Posted by Editor
HHS Announces $128.6 Million of New Grants to Expand Community Health Centers Under Affordable Care Act -- Will Serve 1.2 Million More Patients & Create Over 5,000 Jobs

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced Wednesday that it has awarded $128.6 million of new grants to expand Community Health Centers in 41 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands. The ...

Govt Provides Links to More Senior Resources for Older Americans Month
May 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Govt Provides Links to More Senior Resources for Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, a time to recognize and honor the guiding wisdom and contributions of our nation's seniors. Older Americans Month is declared each year by Presidential Proclamation. See President Proclaims May as Older Americans Mon...

HHS Announces $728 Million of Funding for Community Health Centers Under Obama's Health Care Law
May 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
HHS Announces $728 Million of Funding for Community Health Centers Under Obama's Health Care Law

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the awarding of grants totaling $728 million to Community Health Centers nationwide under President Obama's Health Care Law, the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act ("Affor...

Money Smart Week April 21-28 - Classes & Events to be Held in 30 States
April 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Money Smart Week April 21-28 - Classes & Events to be Held in 30 States

Money Smart Week® classes and events for consumers in 30 different States -- those indicated in green on the map at left. To find classes and other events (primarily in libraries) in your area, click Consumer Banking Resources -- A page of the Chi...

You Can Negotiate Lower Prices for Health Care, New Reports Suggest
April 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
You Can Negotiate Lower Prices for Health Care, New Reports Suggest

Several new reports have indicated that, facing rising healthcare costs and high-deductible health insurance or no insurance, patients and consumers are increasingly negotiating lower medical bills directly with their doctors, hospitals, and other heal...

White House Issues New Report on Benefits of Affordable Care Act & Debunks Myths About It
March 27, 2012 Posted by Editor
White House Issues New Report on Benefits of Affordable Care Act & Debunks Myths About It

On March 23, 2012, the White House issued a new report summarizing in simple and clear terms what the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act), which some call "Obamacare," actually does. In short, as its name implies, the ...

Government Reports Record $4.1 Billion Health Care Fraud Recovery in 2011
February 15, 2012 Posted by Editor

The U.S. Justice Department and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a joint news release on February 14, 2012 in which they reported a record recovery of $4.1 Billion in taxpayer dollars in fiscal year 2011, due to the Government's hea...

Legal and Financial Issues for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A NIA Resource List
November 30, 2011 Posted by Editor
Legal and Financial Issues for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A NIA Resource List

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), provides a useful resource list with excerpts and links to multiple sources of information on Legal and Financ...

AARP & NFCA Sponsor Free Webinar on Helping With A Loved One's Financial Affairs
November 29, 2011 Posted by Editor
AARP & NFCA Sponsor Free Webinar on Helping With A Loved One's Financial Affairs

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) and AARP are co-sponsoring a free Webinar on November 30 at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the topic: "When It's Time To Intervene - Helping With A Loved One's Financial Affairs." Here is a description ...

Retirement and Long-Term Care Planning Tools
September 24, 2011 Posted by Editor
Retirement and Long-Term Care Planning Tools

What can you do as a Baby Boomer and family caregiver to secure your retirement future against the threat of rising health care and long-term care costs? Here are some links to information that may be helpful to you on long-term care planning, re...

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