December 21, 2015:
Last week representatives of several grass roots organizations and Washington DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton hand delivered more than 150,000 petition signatures supporting Postal Banking to the U.S. Postal ser Read More >
December 18, 2015: Defined benefit pension plans gained more value between 1990 and 2012 than other retirement savings plans.
A new report from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has found that defined benefit plans outperfo Read More >
December 15, 2015: Washington Post opinion writer Dana Milbank focused his Friday, December 11 column on the problems the state of Iowa implements Medicaid privatization. It is a cautionary tale for those who seek to privatize health care for vulner Read More >
December 09, 2015: The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on off-patent drug price spikes on December 9, 2015. Americans spent $374 billion on prescription drugs last year. Witnesses provided insight into the causes of these drug price Read More >
December 08, 2015: A September 2015 Kaiser study showed that 89% of Americans surveyed support the idea that doctors should have end of life discussions with their patients. Further, 81% also believed that Medicare should cover those discussions.
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December 08, 2015:
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has introduced a bill, S. 2251, to provide a one-time payment to seniors and disabled Social Security beneficiaries, veterans, railroad retirees and individuals receiving Supplemental Securi Read More >
December 07, 2015: By Teresa Ghilarducci, Economist at the SCEPA's Retirement Equity Lab (ReLab)
The November unemployment report - while good news for the overall economy - reveals that the number of older people in the labor market continues to Read More >
December 03, 2015:
We’ll be watching the U.S. Senate today as it votes on a multitude of amendments as part of the annual budget reconciliation process. Thursday is informally known as vote-a-rama day, when each amendment is discussed and voted Read More >
December 02, 2015: On November 5 Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced S. 2251, the Seniors and Veterans Emergency (SAVE) Benefits Act. The SAVE Act would help seniors and veterans by providing a one-time benefit of $581 to offset last month’s announ Read More >
December 02, 2015: What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a social safety net program that provides health coverage for low-income pregnant women, children, the disabled and seniors.
Who is covered under Medicaid?
About 70 million people receive Med Read More >