House passes bill to protect seniors from scams

 The House voted 371 to 48 Wednesday to pass a bill aimed at protecting senior citizens from increasingly frequent financial scams.

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Covid booster rollout needs a reboot to save older Americans, experts say

Even as top U.S. health officials say it’s time America learns to live with the coronavirus, a chorus of leading researchers say faulty messaging on booster shots has left millions of older people at serious risk.

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1 in 5 households has medical debt, owing a median of $2,000

While more people in the U.S. have health insurance than ever—more than 90 percent—medical debt is a problem that has not gone away.

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Senior-owned small businesses get a boost under Kim’s bipartisan bill

U.S. Rep. Young Kim (R-CA) on April 21 sponsored a bipartisan bill to establish a training curriculum for older business owners within the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Entrepreneurial Development. 

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Inflation is impacting health-care costs in retirement

Prices for gas, food and housing have skyrocketed in the last year. Less noticeable, to some, is the rising cost of health care. 

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Louisiana House approved legislation to prohibit governmental discrimination based on vaccination status

The Louisiana House Wednesday night approved legislation to prohibit governmental discrimination based on vaccination status – taking aim at efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 during the height of the pandemic.

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Consumer prices rose 8.5% in March, slightly hotter than expected and the highest since 1981

Prices that consumers pay for everyday items surged in March to their highest levels since the early days of the Reagan administration, according to Labor Department data released Tuesday.

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Ohio legislation would change homestead exemption for seniors and disabled homeowners

There’s a bipartisan bill in the Ohio legislature that would update and change Ohio’s homestead tax exemption for senior citizens with backers of the proposal saying it is time to make changes to the tax break.

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Elder abuse bill awaits governor's signature after unanimous vote in House and Senate

A bill that better protects older Iowans from abuse just needs the governor's signature to become law.

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Minnesota Legislature must act to prevent the collapse of senior care

Among the critical issues facing state lawmakers this session is the obligation to address severe workforce shortages in senior care.

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