Category Archives: Elderly News

Huge Social Security cost-of-living increase could accelerate trust’s depletion

Social Security recipients in 2022 are in line to receive the big payment increase in nearly four decades, reflecting a pandemic-drive inflation surge – but the boost could ultimately deplete the fund a year earlier than expected.

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Brown University to study COVID-19 vaccines, boosters in nursing home residents

Researchers at Brown University will study waning COVID-19 effectiveness among nursing home residents to further inform the country’s booster shot rollout. The two-year study, aimed to inform real-time policy decisions, was awarded $4.9 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Social Security cost of living adjustment could be largest in nearly 4 decades

Social Security beneficiaries might be in for the highest cost of living adjustment (COLA) in nearly four decades, according to new projections.

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DOJ won’t investigate 2020 nursing home orders in New York, other states

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division will not be launching investigations into nursing homes in New York and other states whose governors forced facilities to admit COVID-19 patients despite their vulnerable populations, the agency informed GOP lawmakers Friday.

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Democrats’ $3.5T budget plan includes major Medicare expansion

Medicare, the health insurance program for older Americans, would cover dental, vision and hearing under a massive $3.5 trillion budget blueprint reached by Democrats this week that would vastly expand the government-funded social safety net.

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Claiming Social Security at 62? You may need to rethink that

The Social Security Administration is pretty flexible when it comes to letting seniors sign up for benefits. You can file for Social Security as early as age 62, or delay your filing until age 70. In fact, you technically don’t have to claim benefits once you turn 70, but there’s no financial incentive to postpone your filing any longer.

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Pro-GOP group takes aim at House Dems over Pelosi’s ‘socialist drug takeover plan’

A conservative advocacy group that backs Republican causes is going up in over 40 congressional districts controlled by House Democrats with a major ad blitz targeting a bill that aims to regulate and lower prescription drug prices, describing the plan as “Nancy Pelosi’s socialist drug takeover plan.”

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Cuomo administration kept COVID-19 tests from nursing homes as Dem’s relatives got them

The Cuomo administration largely ignored a county official’s pleas for COVID-19 tests for nursing homes at the pandemic’s height last spring — even as the governor allegedly secured the then-scarce tests for his relatives, The Post has learned.

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NY nursing home whistleblower gets visit from health inspector after calling Cuomo order ‘ridiculous’

A New York nursing home was visited by the state’s Department of Health days after Fox News reported on the administrator’s alleged early warning about the impact of Gov. Cuomo’s executive order.

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Cuomo’s ‘reign of abusive power will end soon,’ NY Dem tells mourners at nursing home memorial

As mourners gathered outside a Brooklyn nursing home nearly a year after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a directive requiring them to admit residents with coronavirus, Democratic State Assemblyman Ron Kim promised accountability.

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