As Texas deep freeze subsides, some households now face electricity bills as high as $10,000

As the Texas power grid collapsed under a historic winter storm, Jose Del Rio of Haltom City, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, saw the electricity bill on a vacant two-bedroom home he is trying to sell slowly creep up over the past two weeks.

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Tennessee to Begin COVID-19 Vaccination of Adults Age 65 and Older

Tennessee will begin registering Tennesseans aged 65 and older and those in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan COVID-19 for vaccinations on Feb. 22.

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Florida Congressmen Bring Back Seniors Fraud Protection Act

This week, two Florida congressmen brought back their proposal battling fraud against seniors.

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In a year of tumult, Gov. Bill Lee says the state of Tennessee is one of hope — and increased spending

The state of Tennessee should be one of hope, Gov. Bill Lee said Monday night.

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Unemployment caused by COVID driving up Florida's Medicaid rolls — and costing billions

When newly-elected state Rep. Allison Tant began to prepare for Florida's 2021 legislative session, she spotted a big hole in the state's health care budget.

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Experts expect President Biden to move forward on Social Security reform this year

Newly elected President Joe Biden has a tall list of priorities in his first days in office, with stemming the pandemic chief among them.

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Florida surgeon general urges federal government to increase allotments of coronavirus vaccines

Florida’s surgeon general urged the federal government on Wednesday to increase allotments of coronavirus vaccines to states like his, where large concentrations of seniors face the greatest risk of illness and death from a disease that has killed more than 2 million globally.

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What it means to your benefits, as lawmakers consider raising the Social Security retirement age

Many retirees count down the days until they are eligible for Social Security benefits.

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$200 Medicare prescription drug discount card for beneficiaries won’t happen

Those promised $200 prescription drug cards for Medicare beneficiaries won’t be coming.

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb warns Covid vaccine recipients against letting their guards down right away

Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Thursday warned coronavirus vaccine recipients against letting their guards down right away, telling CNBC they should adhere to public-health measures such as wearing masks.

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