Retirement is part of the American Dream. It's one of the reasons why we toil so long and hard each day to make ends meet and set aside a nice nest ...
We as a society need to go long on one especially critical issue that we seem to be in political and policy denial about -- the need for long-term services and federal policies which promote them.
Home health aides, an often overlooked part of the health system, can make the difference between comfort and dignity vs. suffering and neglect. Aides are lifelines for elders in need and family caregivers who often have extensive caregiving duties on top of their work and other responsibilities.
Earlier this month, I introduced readers to Mrs. S., who was in danger of becoming bedbound by her arthritis, congestive heart failure and diabetes. B...
Early this year President Obama spoke before the Cleveland Club. After the speech 7th grader Alura Winfrey inquired, "If you could go back to the first day of your first term what advice would you give yourself?" Obama reflected for a moment and then blithely explained he would have worked harder to sell his economic policies.
The Menendez/Roberts fix offers a ray of hope. But, more members of Congress must sign on to make this happen. If you are concerned about home health quality and access for yourself or your loved ones please urge your Senators and Representatives to take action.
Voters, who worry about paying their bills, don't want their Social Security benefits messed with. And, they certainly don't want their health care costs to go up. Older voters who are 75 years of age and over are equally nervous, if not terrified, of these changes.
The 2016 elections will be a defining moment for whether America's retirement safety net stays or goes. It's critical that American voters of all ages demand that candidates for president and Congress -- Republicans and Democrats -- are held accountable for policies which will impact generations of American families.
Medicare can already be confusing enough of a topic. Then there is Medicare supplemental insurance... you know, to help you augment the other costs ...
Good health behavior, good medical care, good genes, and good luck may keep you healthier longer, but eventually Father Time catches up. Here are four suggestions for planning ahead:
As Puerto Rico's financial crisis deepens, so will its impact on the most vulnerable populations, including the poor, seniors and the chronically ill. Our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico deserve the right to access healthcare.
Our efforts to improve, and similar efforts in other communities, would be more likely to succeed with policy changes to facilitate multiple government supported health services operating on one electronic record system.
Medicare can be a confusing healthcare benefit to understand. Unless you are already experienced in this industry, you will likely have a few questi...
The Obama Administration plans to ask the Supreme Court to review the decision on the deferred action programs. This move cannot come quickly enough. While the case is tied up in the courts, we must continue the fight for equity for immigrant families on all fronts.
I have a confession. I've been avoiding writing about Medicaid. It's so complicated it scares me. But, Medicaid can be really important to daughterhood because someday you might have to decide if it's right for your parent. So you have to get smart about it.
Last week United Health Care, the country's largest health insurance company, announced that it was considering leaving the health care exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Naturally, the prospect of UHC leaving the exchanges delighted foes of Obamacare.