House passes bill protecting consumers from fraud, scams

The House of Representatives voted 221-205 this week to pass the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act (H.R. 2668), which will help the Federal Trade Commission recover refunds for individuals harmed by telecommunications fraud and other scams.

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Lawmakers introduce Medicare Dental Coverage Act of 2021 allowing Medicare Part B to cover most dental services

Reps. Steven Horsford, D-Nev. and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., co-authored a bill that would allow Medicare Part B to cover most dental services.

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Lifelong dream comes true today for 82 year old Wally Funk as she heads into space

When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos offered her a seat on the first crewed flight of his space tourism enterprise Blue Origin, it was an invitation aviator Wally Funk had waited six decades to receive.

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Inflation could prompt largest Social Security cost-of-living adjustment in decades

The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2022 could be 6.1% due to inflation, according to a new estimate.

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Britney Spears inspires lawmakers to tackle toxic conservatorships

The Free Britney movement has a new fan base on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers with wildly different ideologies work to help a cause once dismissed as niche.

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Texas Governor Abbott has plans for 11 key issues during their special session

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation that identifies eleven agenda items for the Special Session that begins at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 8. 

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It could be 9 years before we know whether Biogen's new Alzheimer's drug works

When a controversial Alzheimer’s drug won U.S. approval, surprise over the decision quickly turned to shock at how long it might take to find out if it really works — nine years.

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Governor DeSantis bolsters Alzheimer’s and dementia funding in Florida to more than $51 million

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted a more than $12 million increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia funding, bringing the state’s total commitment to over $51 million for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, furthering his strong commitment to the advancement of research needed for this disease.

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Michigan Elder Abuse Task Force announces new legislation

A Michigan task force has come up with legislation aimed at protecting senior citizens from abuse by creating requirements and oversight for their guardians and conservators, state Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Thursday.

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FDA approved a new Alzheimer’s drug despite controversy over whether it works

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a controversial Alzheimer’s treatment, the first that promises to slow the disease’s destructionin the brain, not just improve symptoms.

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