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House Vote On Prescription Drug Bill Coming In December

A House vote that that would lower the costs of prescription drugs for Medicare Part D enrollees is now promised for this December. The measure requires the Federal government to negotiate prices and cap out-of-pocket expenses.   The House is waiting for the Congressional Budget office to complete it’s full analysis of the bill.  …

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House Approves More Funding For Older Americans Act

The House of Representatives unanimously approved more funding for the Older Americans Act. This law annually helps millions of senior citizens stay in their homes and receive services such as Meals on Wheels, family caregiver support, and free transportation to medical appointments.         House: What The Law Does For Seniors The existing…

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State Legislatures Taking Charge In Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

State Legislatures continue to lead the charge against the runaway costs of prescription drug prices. Consumers all over the United States are demanding relief. Indeed, in the last two weeks, three more States have passed measures to improve drug price efficiency.   In 2019 alone, 21 state legislatures have passed laws that are designed to…

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Senior Citizens Concerned On How To Pay For Medical Care

Senior citizens are concerned as to how they will pay for their medical care. These expenses can use up a significant part of monthly income, even for families who thought they had saved enough during their working years.   Indeed, paying for long-term care—whether delivered at home, hospital, or nursing home, often depends on the…

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Medicaid New Guidelines: Get A Job Or Volunteer If You Want Medicaid

Medicaid has just issued new guidelines to the States indicating that only those employed or doing volunteer work will be eligible for benefits.     Medicaid: New Guidelines The new guidelines would allow states to require that some Medicaid enrollees hold a job, participate in volunteer work, or enroll in classes or work training for…

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