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Political News for Seniors

Donald Trump dept proposal a Social Security bombshell

 rkg7005aMotely Fool says Trump's plan to tackle our growing national debt could be surprisingly bad news for seniors.

May 23, 2016 - America has a plethora of growing concerns, but none may loom larger over the long term than our burgeoning national debt, writes Sean Williams in the popular website for investment advice, The Motely Fool.

Exercise & Fitness News

Exercise extends life even for heart failure patients

older women exercise in poolAll patients benefited regardless of heart failure severity, age and gender

May 23, 2016 – After a bout with heat failure, exercise may well be the last thing on your mind. But, maybe you should think again. A new study finds exercise extends life even for patients with heart failure.

Health News for Seniors

Senior citizens warned many sunscreens fail to meet claims

senior couple enjoy sun on beachConsumer Reports: Nearly three-quarters of ‘natural’ sunscreens fell short of the SPF on their labels

May 23, 2016 – Senior citizens - major targets for skin cancer -  need to know that many sunscreens fail to measure up to the protection promised on their label. Consumer Reports has identified 17 that do.

Nutrition, Vitamin, Supplement News

Strong warning for seniors issued by heart association about sodium study

where we get our sodium by Mayo ClinicAmerican Heart Association defends link between excessive sodium and cardiovascular problems

May 23, 2016 – Senior citizens, the primary victims of heart disease, should read the strong warning by the American Heart Association that information published last week that suggested low sodium intake is related to a higher risk of heart disease and death is totally wrong and dangerous to seniors.

Features for Seniors

Seniors celebrate Older American MonthOlder Americans Month focuses on trail blazing seniors

Census Bureau issues long list of facts about U.S. senior citizens

May 11, 2016 - President John F. Kennedy first celebrated older Americans by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month. Every President since has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May in support of older Americans. This year there are 46.2 million in the U.S. who quality for recognition by having reached age 65.

Medicare & Medicaid News

Raising Medicare eligibility age may save feds dollars but drive up total spending

Logo for Insuring Your Health by Michelle AndrewsSome health spending dropped by a third with switch from private insurance to Medicare

By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News

May 6, 2016 - Healthcare spending for some services dropped by nearly a third when people turned 65 and switched from private insurance to Medicare, according to a recent study.

 

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Social Security News

Homeless senior sits on streetSocial Security joins effort for homeless seniors, veterans

Declared as most successful anti-poverty program ever

May 2, 2016 – The effort to reduce homelessness among seniors, veterans and other vulnerable populations got a boost from the Social Security Administration last week. Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin declared SSA is the “most successful anti-poverty program” in U.S. history.

Nursing Home Compare expanded by six quality measures

People in hallway of nursing homeNow has 24 measures for 15,655 nursing homes

May 2, 2016 - Six new quality measures have been added to the Nursing Home Compare website and three are the first to be based on Medicare-claims data from hospitals, rather than data self-reported by nursing homes.

Medicare & Medicaid News

New CMS rules for Medicaid plans will improve services

Rules tighten for private insurance plans that administer most Medicaid benefits for the poor

By Jay Hancock,