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California Chamber, Assemblyman at Odds over Rx Drug Copayments

The California Chamber of Commerce and state Assemblyman Richard Gordon (D) are at loggerheads over proposed legislation that would place strict caps on copayments for expensive, life-saving prescription medicines.

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Retirement Community Redevelopment Set to Break Ground

Deerfield Retirement Community, located in Urbandale, IA, is set to break ground on a redevelopment project designed to best position the community for the growing and dynamic population of older adults.

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Bill would Reform Medi-Cal Recovery, Help Low Income Seniors

While the revenues generated by Medi-Cal Recovery purportedly help fund health care benefits for additional beneficiaries, the reality is that California’s recovery program contributes to creating a new generation of beneficiaries by forcing them to sell the family home or make monthly payments while charging usurious interest rates.

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CA Bill Strengthens Financial Elder Abuse Protections

A bill recently signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) -- namely Assembly Bill 381 -- could become model legislation for other states. The California measure allows courts to award attorney’s fees and costs to seniors who have been victimized by someone using a power of attorney in bad faith to commit financial elder abuse.

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Aging-Related Stories from Around the Nation

A quick roundup of aging-related news from around the nation, including stories from California, Florida, New Hampshire, Utah and Vermont.

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Six States Refuse to Enforce Federal Health Reform Law

Alabama, Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming have told the federal government that they will not enforce the Affordable Care Act's exchange and market reforms.

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Tornado Leaves Moore Hospital Incapable of Treating Victims, Including Elderly

A tornado devastates a small Oklahoma hospital Monday afternoon, rendering the facility totally incapable of treating victims in the area -- many of which are elderly.

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Senior Prostitution Ring Busted in New Jersey

The world's oldest profession is apparently being practiced by some of the world's oldest people. Authorities have arrested three people following allegations of prostitution and drug use at a senior citizen housing complex in northern New Jersey.

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Aging News Alert's National Roundup

Featuring aging-related news from Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, and elsewhere around the nation.

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Bill to Punish Docs for Assisted Dying Gets Preliminary OK in Montana

The Montana Senate on Thursday (April 11) gave preliminary approval to a House-passed bill to imprison doctors for up to 10 years if they provide aid in dying to terminally ill patients. The legislative measure advances despite a new poll showing nearly three quarters of the state's voters oppose it.

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