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Ken Pease About the Importance of Medicare

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://retiredamericans.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/02/Ken-Pease-Video.mp4"][/video] The U.S. Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), on Friday despite intense opposition. Price has t... Read more

KHN: Everything You Need to Know About Block Grants – The Heart of GOP’s Medicaid Plans

By: Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. President Donald Trump’s administration made explicit this weekend its commitment to an old GOP strategy for managing Medicaid, ... Read more

KHN: Meals On Wheels Wants To Be The ‘Eyes and Ears’ For Hospitals, Doctors

By: Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Debbie Case held an insulated bag with two packaged meals — a sandwich wrap and fruit for lunch, a burrito and cauliflower for din... Read more

Statement by Retiree Leader Richard Fiesta on the 0.3% COLA Increase for Social Security Beneficiaries

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding the government's announcement that there will be a 0.3% COLA benefit increase for millions of Social Security beneficiaries, disabled veterans and federal ret... Read more

KHN: Poll Finds Majority of Americans Want Restraints on Drug Prices

By: Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. An overwhelming majority of Americans favor government action to restrain prescription drug prices, according to a poll released Thursda... Read more

KHN: Study Finds Benefits When Seniors Call Shots To Help Them

By: Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. A federally funded project that researchers say has potential to promote aging in place began by asking low-income seniors with disabi... Read more

KHN: Elderly Patients In The Hospital Need To Keep Moving

By: Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Thelma Atkins ended up in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital-Highlands after a neighbor in her... Read more

KHN: Long-Term Care Is An Immediate Problem – For The Government

By: Anna Gorman and Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Donna Nickerson spent her last working years as the activity and social services director at a Turlock, Calif.... Read more

KHN: Senate Panel Kills Medicare Program That Offers Help On Enrollment, Billing Issues

By: Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. A program that has helped seniors understand the many intricacies of Medicare as well as save them millions of dollars would be elimi... Read more