Medicare Open Enrollment is underway

It’s the time of year for people on Medicare to give their coverage a checkup.

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Social Security benefits will see a 1.6% boost in 2020

It’s official: Your Social Security checks will get a modest increase next year.

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President Trump signs executive order to expand private healthcare options for seniors

ORLANDO — On a trip to one of the country’s largest retirement community in Florida Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order expanding Medicare Advantage, the program’s private option.

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Older Americans stroke rate continues to decline

TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Starting in the late 1980s, stroke rates among older Americans began to fall -- and the decline shows no signs of stopping, a new study finds.

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Florida state senator proposed tax break for senior citizens

Florida’s senior citizens who’ve owned a homestead exemption property for at least 25 years would be shielded from rising school taxes due to increasing property value, under a proposed Florida Constitution amendment proposed Monday by state Sen. Manny Diaz.

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Survey reveals 79% of future retirees are uninformed about Medicare costs

Millions of seniors rely on Medicare for health coverage during retirement. But the less you know about how that program works, the more you risk struggling to afford your healthcare costs under it.

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The Health Savings for Seniors Act would provide older Americans with a healthcare tax cut.

When it comes to any issue, especially healthcare, there is very little bipartisan commonsense cooperation in Washington these days. That’s too bad, because there are a lot of areas in healthcare where the parties substantively agree but can’t get past the “gotcha” stage. H.R. 3796, the Health Savings for Seniors Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Jason Smith, a Republican from Missouri, and Ami Bera, a Democrat from California, is a rare exception. In a Congress in which legislating takes a back seat to posturing, H.R. 3796 deserves to become law.

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Tennessee is working to provide more transportation options for seniors

One year after launching Portland Adult Transportation, coordinator Terri DeZwarte said “(we’re) wanting to do more because I know there are more people out there that need it.”

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105 and feelin' fine! Six Nashville women enjoy centenarian celebration for the age

Just how old is Opal James? Well, she'll tell you.

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Georgia Attorney General warns seniors of genetic testing scam targeting the elderly

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – We have another scam to warn you about following an alert from the office of Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. Carr warns that scam artists are targeting older at-risk Georgians with a “Genetic Testing Scheme.”

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