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Trumpcare’s Failure Takes Enormous Hits on Social Media

Congress may have called off its vote on the healthcare bill, but Americans have continued to let their opinions be known through social media where more than 2.4 million posts have mentioned healthcare over the past 72 hours...

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Trumpcare Goes Down in Flames Amid Constituent Outrage

The version of the bill under consideration would have dangerously reduced support for caregivers and seniors through drastic cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, as well as the elimination of incentives enabled by the Community First Choice program to direct more resources toward home and community-based care.

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‘Trumpcare’ Would Seriously Harm Seniors, U.S. Newspapers Say

Newspapers’ editorial boards all across the country are criticizing the Republican-backed proposed American Health Care Act for its extremely negative impact on the nation’s health care system, highlighting the deleterious consequences for Medicaid, the elderly, and vulnerable populations. Here's what a few of them are saying ...

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Older Americans Will Be Most Hurt by ACA Repeal Effort

Well, the Congressional Budget Office may not have come out yet with any scoring on the Affordable Care Act repeal bill, but AARP Public Policy Institute has crunched some numbers. Between the proposed age-rating change and a flat tax credit, it doesn’t look good for people ages 50-64.

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Senate Committee Updates 2017 Fraud Book; Takes on Scammers

The number of calls to the Senate Aging Committee’s Fraud Hotline more than doubled in 2016 -- a sign that the Committee’s efforts have increased awareness of schemes targeting older Americans, but also a stark reminder that con artists continue to stop at nothing in order to rob unsuspecting seniors of their hard-earned money.

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Elderly in Poor, Violent Neighborhoods at Greater Risk for Depression

The research specifically showed that older adults who lived in neighborhoods with more homicide and a higher poverty rate experienced more depressive symptoms. In fact, neighborhood homicide rates accounted for almost a third of the effect of neighborhood poverty on older adult depression.

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Advancing Brain Health Research to Underrepresented Groups

A multi-pronged engagement strategy to build a national network of diverse researchers, patients, caregivers and stakeholder groups for collaboration and knowledge sharing around barriers, facilitators and priorities in Alzheimer’s research, this project aims to foster effective and inclusive community engagement and collaboration strategies.

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Price, Mnuchin Nominations Move to Senate Despite Lingering Controversy

The Senate Finance Committee has approved Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to become Health and Human Services secretary and financier Steve Mnuchin to become the new Treasury secretary. The two nominees were approved by a pair of 14-0 votes.The committee’s Democrats boycotted the meeting, demanding additional time to ask more questions about the two nominees. Democrats say there are unresolved questions about both nominees' financial backgrounds.

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Proposed Law Would Protect Seniors from Financial Scams

Senate Aging Committee Chair Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-M), the panel’s former ranking Democrat, have introduced the proposed Senior$afe Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation would put in place a common-sense plan to help protect American seniors from financial exploitation and fraud by providing support to regulators, financial institutions, and legal organizations to educate their employees about how to identify and prevent financial exploitation of older Americans.

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Medicare Block Grant Plan Could Negatively Affect Seniors

President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Tom Price (R-OH) support radically changing the basic structure of Medicaid by converting the program to a block grant or what is known as a “per capita cap” and dramatically reducing federal funding for the program over time. In fact, Trump is expected to soon submit a proposal to Congress calling for the block-granting of Medicaid.

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