Proposed cuts to Medicare & Medicaid could spell trouble for senior citizens

The president’s proposed budget for next year could spell trouble for older Americans — but not if Congress has anything to say about it (and it will).

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Florida House Speaker outlines his legislative priorities

TALLAHASSEE -- Warning healthcare spending is a “five-alarm fire,” House Speaker José Oliva opened his first legislative session Tuesday by urging lawmakers to support a slate of priority bills that would substantially deregulate the healthcare market in a bid to curb the state’s costs.

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey highlights ambitious agenda in state of the state address

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey released an agenda Tuesday night focused heavily on priorities she has promoted for months with new initiatives and proposals mixed in.

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CMS cracks down on nursing home staffing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday announced stricter standards for its consumer-facing nursing home ratings, including a lower threshold for staffing penalties and new separate ratings for short-term and long-term stays.

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Florida AG Moody expresses concern that the "energy choice" petition may raises power prices for seniors

In a filing to the state Supreme Court late Friday, the state attorney general’s office said it opposes the petition-driven ballot initiative that would reform how consumers purchase electricity in Florida.

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Replacing a nursing home with a Holiday Inn sounds fun, but it's unrealistic for most

Terry Robison struck a viral chord with his recent Facebook FB, +1.86%  post in which he resurfaces an old trope about living out his twilight years with room service, pay-per-view, happy hour and free breakfast. All for the price of $59.23.

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Birmingham, AL program keeps dementia patients lively by connecting them with children

A program for dementia patients in Birmingham has found a formula for bringing a sense of childish wonder and joy to their lives.

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Study suggests staying active throughout middle age may reduce risk of dementia later

Staying active in middle age may be an effective way to reduce risk of developing dementia decades later, according to a new study that tracked outcomes in a group of people for more than 40 years.

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New UT Austin study finds staying social helps seniors live longer

If you're an older adult, scientists say having some variety in your social circle can help you live longer.

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Florida Governor discusses options of importing prescription drugs from Canada

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that he wants to give patients access to cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, making Florida the latest state to try to import medications to reduce rising health care costs.

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