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Michigan seniors oppose GOP health bill, cite higher costs

AARP Michigan is coming out against a Republican health care bill that the advocacy group worries would weaken Medicare's fiscal sustainability and make insurance more expensive for seniors age 50 to 64
Published: 03/16/17

Falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains

Health officials say elderly Americans are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates
Published: 03/16/17
GOP health plan: Tax cuts for rich; hits older people hard

GOP health plan: Tax cuts for rich; hits older people hard

The House GOP tax plan provides big tax cuts for wealthy families but it hits many older Americans hard with higher insurance premiums and smaller tax credits
Published: 03/16/17

Alabama inmate incompetent, can't be executed, court rules

An appellate court has ruled that Alabama cannot execute a 66-year-old inmate, saying dementia has left him unable to understand his death sentence
Published: 03/15/17

Court says Alabama inmate incompetent, can't be executed

An appellate court has ruled that Alabama cannot execute a 66-year-old inmate, saying dementia left him unable to understand his death sentence
Published: 03/15/17

Study: Lower-income elderly take hit under GOP health bill

A preliminary study finds the Republican plan to replace the national health care overhaul would deliver a financial jolt to elderly, lower-income Californians
Published: 03/15/17
Utah officials studying GOP health law impacts

Utah officials studying GOP health law impacts

Utah officials are reviewing how the state would be affected by a plan from congressional Republicans to replace President Barack Obama's health care law, but local health advocates say it could make coverage unaffordable for older people and the poor
Published: 03/14/17
Senate confirms Trump pick to head Medicare and Medicaid

Senate confirms Trump pick to head Medicare and Medicaid

A divided Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Medicare and Medicaid agency
Published: 03/13/17

Wolf says analysis confirms fears about GOP health care bill

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's office says Congress' nonpartisan analysis of the House Republican health care bill confirms that the elderly, disabled and those in addiction treatment will be worse off
Published: 03/13/17
Official: Russian UN ambassador died from heart attack

Official: Russian UN ambassador died from heart attack

A senior New York City official briefed by the medical examiner's office says Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, who collapsed in his office last month, died from a heart attack
Published: 03/11/17