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 08, 2021: By Laura Ungar
With supplies of covid-19 vaccines scarce, a federal advisory panel recommends first putting shots into the arms of health care workers, who keep the nation’s medical system running, and long-term care residents most likely to di...Read more >
December 02, 2020: April 16 was a big day for Moderna, a Massachusetts biotech company on the verge of becoming a front-runner in the U.S. government’s race for a coronavirus vaccine. It had received roughly half a billion dollars in federal funding to develop a COVI...Read more >
November 24, 2020: By Shoshana Dubnow
Sonia Brown’s husband died on June 10. Two weeks later, the 65-year-old registered nurse was back at work. Her husband’s medical bills and a car payment loomed over her head.
“She wanted to make sure all those things w...Read more >
November 13, 2020: On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in California v. Texas, a case brought by Republican governors and supported by the Trump Administration that challenges the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is the third time t...Read more >
November 06, 2020: By Judith Graham
Over the past month, Dr. Richard Besdine and his wife have been discussing whether to see family and friends indoors this fall and winter.
He thinks they should, so long as people have been taking strict precautions during the...Read more >
March 30, 2020: 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 reimbursement, a federal...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 13, 2020: As the coronavirus, also called COVID-19, continues to spread in the United States, we want to share specific information for older Americans about how to stay safe and healthy.
Please read this material and share it with your friends, neighbors a...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 >