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  • Bill Clinton Delivers Rambling Speech Full Of Personal Anecdotes From Decades Past

    07/27/2016 4:00:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. ó Former president Bill Clinton delivered a long, rambling speech at the Democratic convention Tuesday night, apparently failing to consistently fire up the crowd despite his reputation as a great orator.
  • Congressman Steve King Defends Old White People

    07/22/2016 8:41:37 AM PDT · by pinochet · 29 replies
    Congressman Steve King of Iowa violated the greatest taboo in mainstream American politics. He defended White people, and said their contributions to civilization were greater than other groups. His remarks were in response to a leftist political commentator, Charlie Pierce, who said that Republicans should stop being the party of old White people. Here is a story on the controversy: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-steve-king-clarifies-remarks-white-people-civilization/story?id=40687050
  • Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger expecting his 8th child

    07/16/2016 7:36:19 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 62 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 14 July 2016 | AP
    FILE - In this July 4, 2015 file photo, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. Jagger's representatives say the rock legend is expecting his eighth child. The representatives confirmed a report by People magazine and other media outlets that Jagger's girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, 29, is pregnant. Mick Jaggerís representatives say the rock legend is expecting his eighth child. The representatives confirmed a report by People magazine and other media outlets that Jaggerís girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, 29, is pregnant. Jagger, the 72-year-old frontman of the Rolling Stones, already has seven children ó...
  • 76yo Lady Live on CSPAN: 'I'm Voting For Trump, I Don't Give A (bleep)!

    06/13/2016 6:03:19 AM PDT · by orchestra · 9 replies
    InformationLiberation ^ | 6/10/2016 | Chris Menahan
    This is funny as hell, Trump is the ultimate unifier! Via the Daily Bail: LIFELONG DEMOCRAT TELLS AMERICA HOW SHE FEELS This is awesome. C-Span's morning call-in show is a daily feast of beautiful Americana. Yesterday Alicia from Pennsylvania was slightly confused about which line to call, but there was no confusion about her thoughts on Hillary Clinton, George Bush, Trump, and uninformed American voters. 'I would never vote for Hillary Clinton. She should have been out with Bush. We don't need a crook. She's just like her husband.' (C-Span Video at link)Very funny!
  • Phone Scam ĎOnslaughtí Has Authorities Scrambling

    05/27/2016 7:17:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 140 replies
    WSJ video ^ | 5/27/2016
    Phone Scam ĎOnslaughtí Has Authorities Scrambling 5/27/2016 Telephone scammers posing as tech support, lottery reps or even government officials are inundating U.S. homes as cheap technology and the rapid rise in Internet access globally makes it easier to set up ..
  • Health Care in Academia vs. the Real World

    05/03/2016 7:54:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 2, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Four Harvard University students won the annual Econometrics World Championship (also known as the Econometric Game) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The annual event is organized by the University of Amsterdam and the VSAE (Association of Actuarial, Econometrics and Operational Research Students), involving up to thirty universities from across the world. The competition had 120 students participate in this iteration of the event. Using European socio-economic data from 2004-2013, the team from Harvard concluded that more government intervention will improve low-income senior citizens' health outcomes. One of the attending representatives from the event's sponsors said: "This is a remarkable and important...
  • One of the nationís largest pension funds could soon cut benefits for retirees

    04/21/2016 8:26:05 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/21/16 | Marte
    More than a quarter of a million truckers, retirees and their families could soon see their pension benefits severely cut ó even though their pension fund is still years away from running out of money. Within the next few weeks, the Treasury Department is expected to announce a crucial decision on whether it will approve reductions to one of the countryís largest multi-employer pension plans. The potential cuts are possible under legislation passed by Congress in 2014 that for the first time allowed financially distressed multi-employer plans to reduce benefits for retirees if it would improve the solvency of the...
  • Children of the 1930s: ďThe Last OnesĒ

    04/11/2016 2:17:44 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Today's email | 4/11/2016 | Unknown
    Born in the 1930s we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the ďlast ones.Ē We are the last, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the war itself with fathers and uncles going off. We are the last to remember ration books for everything from sugar to shoes to stoves. We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans. We saw cars up on blocks because tires werenít available. My mother delivered milk in a horse drawn cart. We are the last to hear Rooseveltís radio assurances and to see...
  • 'First Time in Human History': People 65 and Older Will Outnumber Children Under 5

    03/31/2016 2:17:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/31/16 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Sometime in the next four years the global population of human beings who are 65 and older will surpass those under 5 for the first time, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. ďFor the first time in human history, people aged 65 and older will outnumber children under age 5,Ē says the report, entitled ďAn Aging World: 2015.Ē ďThis crossing is just around the corner, before 2020,Ē says the report. ďThese two age groups will then continue to grow in opposite directions,Ē it says. ďBy 2050, the proportion of the population 65 and older...
  • How Men and Women Want Different Things in Retirement

    03/21/2016 5:02:05 AM PDT · by tlozo · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 20, 2016 | Lisa Ward
    A study finds that men are far more motivated than women to retire so they can spend time with their spouses. Spending more quality time with your partner is one reason to retire, right? Well, that may depend on whether you ask a man or a womanóand the difference may be a warning sign for men... While nearly 60% of men said having time to spend with their spouse or partner was a strong factor influencing their decision to retire, only 43% of women said the same. Far more women, 71%, cited the prospect of spending time with their grandchildren....
  • Is Harrison Ford too old for another Indiana Jones movie?

    03/20/2016 7:13:53 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue March 15, 2016 | Brandon Griggs
    Harrison Ford will dust off his fedora for a fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, due in 2019, and the jokey movie titles were flying on Twitter on Tuesday faster than you could crack a bullwhip. "Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Self-Cleaning Dentures." "Raiders of the Lost AARP." "Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Prosthetic Hip Joint."
  • Graying of America could hit Sarasota hard

    03/14/2016 7:14:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Tampa Bay Business Journal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Margie Manning
    The economic boom that Florida is experiencing now from population gains could lead to labor shortages and a drain on state resources in the future, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Sarasota could be among the communities hardest hit by the graying of America, the report said. Thatís because the city is an affluent community, and it may be hard for the caregivers who serve the elderly and tend to be lower paid to afford to live there, the report said.
  • Not ready to retire, but not finding work: The Over 50's in America

    03/12/2016 11:50:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/12/2016 | Rodney Brooks
    A friend recently called to tell me he had been laid off from a company where he worked for more than a decade. Heís 60 years old and not ready to retire, either financially or emotionally. He is, however, prepared for the reality of the situation. He recognizes that he has a tough road ahead. He knows he probably wonít ever earn the salary he had. And even for a much lower-paying job, heíll be competing with people half his age. Need proof of that? A GAO report in 2012, the most recent available, said unemployed workers 55 and older...
  • Hereís why (and how) the government will Ďborrowí your retirement savings

    02/27/2016 1:15:20 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 55 replies
    Sovereignman.com copied onto ZeroHedge ^ | February 15, 201616 copied by ZeroHedge on Feb 16 | Simon Black copied by Tyler Durden
    According to financial research firm ICI, total retirement assets in the Land of the Free now exceed $23 trillion. $7.3 trillion of that is held in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Thatís an appetizing figure, especially for a government that just passed $19 trillion in debt and is in pressing need of new funding sources. Even when you account for all federal assets (like national parks and aircraft carriers), the governmentís "net financial position" according to its own accounting is negative $17.7 trillion. And that number doesnít include unfunded Social Security entitlements, which the government estimates is another $42 trillion. The...
  • Pension Funds See 20% Spike In Deficit

    02/14/2016 8:04:37 AM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Argus Obsever ^ | 14 February 2016 | Ted Sickinger
    Oregon Treasurer and Portland mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler issued a statement last week noting that the state pension fund‚Äôs investment returns were 2.1% in 2015. That beat the Standard & Poor‚Äôs 500 index and topped the performance of 88% of comparable institutional investment funds. What Wheeler‚Äôs statement didn‚Äôt mention was that investment returns for the year still fell 5.6 percentage points below the system‚Äôs 7.75% assumed rate of return for 2015. That‚Äôs terrible news for public employers and taxpayers. It means the pension system‚Äôs unfunded liability just increased by another 20% ‚ÄĒ growing from $18 billion at the end of...
  • Jefferson Airplane‚Äôs Paul Kantner dies at 74

    01/28/2016 3:59:34 PM PST · by Jolla · 115 replies
    SF GATE ^ | 1/28/16
    Paul Kantner, one of the giants of the San Francisco music scene, died Thursday, Jan. 28, of multiple organ failure. Mr. Kantner, founding member of the Jefferson Airplane, was 74 and had suffered a heart attack earlier this week.
  • It‚Äôs Still Bill Clinton, but the Old Magic Seems Missing

    01/28/2016 8:39:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    NYTimes ^ | PATRICK HEALY
    Bill Clinton came to the vote-rich city of Mason City on Wednesday night and recounted his wife's life experiences, recited her policy ideas, and ripped into the Republicans a bit. But what Mr. Clinton used to do so well -- and what Hillary Clinton needs, only days before the Iowa caucuses on Monday -- was nowhere to be found: a polished, piercing critique of an opponent, in this case Bernie Sanders. At an event in Las Vegas last week, Mr. Clinton, 69, looked smaller and his voice seemed weaker than in past campaigns, and people had to strain to hear...
  • VIDEO: Bill Clinton‚Äôs hand trembles at Iowa rally ‚ÄĒ blames old age

    01/17/2016 9:59:08 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 42 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 1/17/16 | Kyle Olsen
    Does Bill Clinton have Parkinson‚Äôs disease? While campaigning in Iowa Saturday to rescue Hillary‚Äôs floundering presidential campaign, the former president‚Äôs hand could be seen trembling while he was making a point. As he was explaining his wife‚Äôs rationale for invoking 9/11 to defend her ties to Wall Street, Clinton said, ‚ÄúShe was making the point that the people devastated on 9/11 were people to her, not categories.‚ÄĚ
  • Why Hillary Clinton Is Too Old And Sick To Be President

    11/17/2015 10:12:43 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/17/2015 | By: streiff (Diary)
    Ever since Hillary Clinton announced her run for the presidency concerns have been raised in many quarters, by people of all political persuasions, that she was simply too old to hold the office if she was elected. Hillary, if elected, would be the second oldest person to win the office after Ronald Reagan. But where Reagan was very active throughout his life, Hillary is a different story.    Hillary never participated in athletics when she was younger, something about being too ugly to participate. And now, as she approaches the BIG SEVEN-ZERO she is very out of shape. It is a safe...
  • Baby Boomers are going to struggle to retire

    10/13/2015 12:44:27 PM PDT · by 100American · 160 replies
    http://myirionline.org/ ^ | 2015 | Insured Retirement Institute
    The Insured Retirement Institute has concluded, baby boomers "face a dangerous combination of being under-saved and long-lived." The IRI found four in 10 baby boomers have nothing saved for retirement, and 37% of those who do have savings have less than $100,000 put away. This spells trouble for the average 65-year old male and female who have a 50% chance of living until at least 87 and 89, respectively. The IRI says someone who retires at the age of 65 today will need more than $1 million for retirement while someone who waits until age 70 to retire will need...
  • Enough Irony: Protect Americaís Seniors, Not Illegal Aliens

    10/05/2015 9:11:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | Dan Weber
    Sometimes life is almost too ironic for words. Average Americans look at the way the world is drifting, and just shake their heads. Among those who know better and ought to be heard more often are Americaís seniors Ė particularly those who still believe, as most do, in fiscal responsibility, national security, a comprehensible foreign policy, and a sense of moral compass. As the leader of an organization that proudly represents 1.3 million seniors who fall generally into that group, many veterans and most engaged in their communities, the latest irony is almost too much for a head shake. Here...
  • Grannyís Got a Gun: More Seniors Now Purchasing Firearms

    07/25/2015 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    If you thought the elderly's†weapon of choice was their knitting needle, think again. A growing trend reveals that todayís senior citizens are taking advantage of their Second Amendment rights just as much as younger generations. One gun store in Georgia, Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, has seen an influx of senior citizens eager to get their hands on firearms. Sandy Springs records show a 30 percent increase among seniors buying guns, or showing up for target practice. Even more telling are statistics from Dekalb County which show that out of 1,800 gun applications, 244 were over 55 years old....
  • Youíll Never Guess the Latest Victims of the Student Loan Crisis

    06/30/2015 8:40:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Money ^ | June 30,2015 | Michaela Ross
    A fast-growing number of seniors are hitting retirement with a student debt burden. Even their Social Security is at risk Most debt you can get out ofópainful as it might be. Credit card debt can be cleared in bankruptcy. A mortgage can end in foreclosure. But student debt is more sticky, and it turns out it can have big consequences in retirement. Last year, Richard Minutiís Social Security payments were cut by 10%. The Philadelphia native was already earning only a bit over $10,000 a year, including some part-time work as a tutor. ďI was desperate,Ē says Minuti. ďTaking 10%...
  • Seniors Favor GOP When Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Nominee

    06/15/2015 6:19:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | June 10, 2015
    Morning Consult conducted a national survey on behalf of Bring the Vote Home of 3,904 registered voters 65 years old and over on April 27- May 5, 2015 and June 5-8, 2015. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of Ī2%. Key Takeaways: Seniors Favor GOP when Hillary Clinton is Democratic Nominee When placed head to head, seniors chose Scott Walker (45%) over Hillary Clinton (36%), and Jeb Bush (44%) over Hillary Clinton (41%) for President. [SNIP]
  • SHOULD WE RETIRE RETIREMENT?

    06/10/2015 7:37:19 AM PDT · by shortstop · 90 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/10/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Iím not sure retirement is a good thing. Not the way itís done now. The way itís done now, it seems to me that weíre marginalizing our most skilled workers, fostering idlers and turning old age into a near useless stage of life. It used to be that people didnít retire. They worked til they died. And if they couldnít work, hopefully their family or their church took care of them. But everyone who was physically and mentally able to do some useful task did so. The difficulty arose when people became what used to be called senile, or when...
  • This List of Senior Discounts for People Over 50...

    04/19/2015 10:31:42 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 49 replies
    MOGUL ^ | April 19, 2015 | Steve Herman
    RESTAURANTS: Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+) Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +) Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+) Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+) Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+) Boston Market: 10% off (65+) Burger King: 10% off (60+) Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+) Chili's: 10% off ( 55+) CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
  • 75-year-old Jack Nicklaus hit a hole in one at the Masters par-3 contest (Video)

    04/08/2015 2:51:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Tony Manfred
    The legend, Jack Nicklaus, at age 75, showed why he's the greatest of all time, draining a hole in one on the fourth hole of the Masters par-3 contest at Augusta National on Wednesday. Here's the full video. The Golden Bear has still got it!
  • Hillary Clinton Is the Perfect Age To Be President (biologically primed & post-menopausal)

    04/03/2015 3:48:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 94 replies
    Time ^ | 4/03/15 | Julie Holland
    At 67, Hillary Clinton is now a ďwoman of a certain age.Ē So much emphasis and worry are put on physical aging in women that the emotional maturity and freedom that can come at this time are given short shrift. That robs everyone of a great natural resource. As women of a certain age, it is our time to lead. The new standard for aging women should be about vitality, strength, and assertiveness. One of the largest demographics in America is women in their forties to sixties, and by 2020 there will be nearly 60 million peri- and post-menopausal women...
  • Time-Lapse Shows Hillary Clinton Aging

    03/20/2015 3:05:36 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 150310 | DeNationalTV
    Mesmerizing time lapse shows Hillary Clinton aging from teenager to 67.
  • Diet Soda Linked to Increased Belly Fat in Older Adults

    03/17/2015 4:10:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/17/15 | Agata Blaszczak Boxe - Livescience.com
    Older adults who drink diet soda may experience greater increases in their waist size over a decade than those who do not drink diet soda, according to a new study. Researchers found that the average increase in waist circumference among the people in the study who drank diet soda daily was more than triple that of the people who did not drink diet soda. Among the people who drank diet soda only occasionally, the increase was more than double that of those who did not drink diet soda. "The more people drank diet sodas, the more their waistlines expanded," said...
  • Intruder breaks into a 71-year-old manís homeÖBIG MISTAKE

    03/01/2015 9:59:30 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    YoungCons.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Michael Cantrell
    When our founders drafted the Bill of Rights and made sure to include the Second AmendmentĖyou know, that little bit that talks about how Americans have the right to bear armsĖthey had scenarios like the one that unfolded in Columbus, Ohio in mind. A 71-year-old man had an unwelcome visitor bust down his door, but what the intruder caught a glimpse of on the other side was the last thing he ever saw.You can guess what happened.From 10 TV:The shooting happened just after noon Friday on Faymeadow Avenue in North Columbus.† The homeowner says a stranger kicked in his door,...
  • Only one-quarter of Americans plan to retire

    02/27/2015 1:43:11 PM PST · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 26 February 2015 | Quentin Fottrell
    Many Americans appear to be giving up on retirement. Just over one-quarter (26%) of Americans have a traditional notion of retirement in which they plan to stop working altogether when they reach retirement age, according to a new survey of 7,000 households ó ďAmericansí Financial Security: Perception and RealityĒ ó released Thursday by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Asked about their retirement plans, 21% said they are never planning to retire, while 53% anticipate doing something else, including working at a different job. Roughly 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement every day, so itís not unexpected that so many of them are...
  • Obamaís Corporate Tax Raid Would Sack the Elderly

    02/02/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/02/2015 | Peter Morici
    Posturing as champion of needed public investments and fairness, President Obama wants new taxes on the overseas earnings of American businesses. ... The United States is virtually alone by taxing the overseas profits of its multinationals when those are repatriated. ... Now the president wants an immediate 14 percent tax levy on those assets to raise about $500 billion and to impose a 19 percent tax on future earnings to finance infrastructure investments. Much of the $2.1 trillion in non-repatriated corporate overseas profits is not parked in foreign bank accounts. Rather, it is already invested by firms like GE and...
  • The Democrats: A Party of Very Old Men and Women?

    11/28/2014 6:14:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/28/2014 | By Barry Casselman
    As a person now of many accumulated years, I am not one to denigrate anyone being fully active in the senior stage of his career, but I cannot help but observe that one of the nationís two major political parties is now being run, and offering to be run in the future, by almost exclusively some very old men and women. The exception in the Democratic Party is the current President, Barack Obama, 53, and most of those on his White House staff. They unfortunately have recently been massively rejected by the American voters. Just re-elected to their leadership posts...
  • Gruber: Seniors Should Be Limited to Three Lowest Cost Medicare Part D Plans

    11/18/2014 7:02:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | November 18, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    They'd be better off with "less scope for choosing the wrong plan."In a 2009 paper, ďChoice Inconsistencies Among the Elderly: Evidence from Plan Choice in the Medicare Part D Program,Ē Obamacare advisor Jonathan Gruber argued that there were too many Medicare Part D plans for seniors to choose from, which led them to make bad decisions when enrolling in a plan. In the paper, written for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber wrote with Jason T. Abaluck that the privatization of the public Medicare program had resulted in dozens of private insurers offering a wide variety of insurance products...
  • Gruber: 'Seniors do a terrible job choosing' health care plans

    11/17/2014 9:44:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    FoxNews,com ^ | 11-17-2014 | Patrick Howley
    ďSeniors do a terrible job choosing,Ē Gruber said. Gruberís slide then claimed that 12 percent of seniors allegedly picked the lowest-cost Medicare Part D plan and could on average save up to 30 percent more, without noting that some seniors pick prescription drug plans that work for them that are not necessarily the cheapest possible plan.
  • Just taking breaks from being sedentary may benefit older adults

    11/07/2014 8:58:36 AM PST · by shove_it · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | Roxanne Nelson
    (Reuters Health) - Older adults could greatly benefit from breaking up their sedentary time throughout the day, even if it's just shifting from sitting to a standing position, according to a new study. "As a general finding, older adults should make nine interruptions for every hour spent in sedentary behavior," said LuŪs B. Sardinha of the Exercise and Health Laboratory at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. "In fact, just the act of standing-up can be a path to achieve an improved physical function in older ages," said Sardinha, who led the study. Past studies have also suggested that being...
  • Startling Change in North Carolina Early Voting Pattern: 52.2% of early voters were age 60 or over.

    11/04/2014 7:52:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/4/2014 | Rosslyn Smith
    There is one set of numbers in this breakdown of North Carolina early voting that really jumps out.† This year 52.2% of early voters in North Carolina were age 60 or over.† In 2012, that percentage was†35.5%.† Young voters were scarce among early voters this election.† In 2012, 13.2 percent of the early voters were ages 18-29.† This year the percentage fell to 5.1%, while there was a drop from 21.8 to 13.7% in the age 30-44 age bracket. We won't know what this all means until tonight, but I suspect that these numbers may be more significant than...
  • Obama ďClean PowerĒ plan seen to hit seniors, minorities hardest

    10/09/2014 9:39:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In June, as you may recall, the EPA announced their new ‚ÄúClean Power Plan‚ÄĚ which was, for all intents and purposes, another shot across the bow in the war on coal. In their mission statement, while paying lip service to the fact that the needs and resources of each of the states are different, they also cite ‚Äúthe important role of states as full partners with the federal government in cutting pollution.‚ÄĚ This is matched with the built in assumption of the need to ‚Äúaddress the risks of climate change.‚ÄĚ (Apparently nobody bothered to ask the states exactly how...
  • Health plans out of step with Obamacare are getting the boot

    10/03/2014 5:37:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | 10/3/2014 | Tucker Echols
    Grandfather is fast losing his protective power. Many health plans that did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, but were spared last year by a plea from the Obama Administration to let consumers keep existing coverage, are now heading for the scrap heap, Kaiser Health News reports. The policy cancellations will affect thousands of customers who get insurance coverage from CareFirst, Kaiser Permanente, Humana and Anthem among others.A primary reason for doing away with the plans is the bottom line. The insurance industry has figured out that it can get higher premiums and make more money selling...
  • Letís Privatize Medicare

    08/23/2014 5:39:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Paul Ryan proposed a private health insurance alternative to Medicare for future retirees, liberal critics pounced. It¬ís another scheme to undermine health care for the elderly by ¬ďprivatizing¬Ē and ¬ďvoucher-izing¬Ē the program, they said.Yet, almost one third of seniors are already in private health insurance plans. They are called Medicare Part C, or Medicare Advantage, plans. And you would be hard pressed to find any Democratic office holder who wants to abolish them. The reason? Seniors choose to be in these plans because they like them better than traditional Medicare.Not only do seniors like them, but they appear to provide...
  • Cancer Screening in Seniors Yields Few Benefits

    08/18/2014 6:42:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Charles Bankhead
    Screening older patients for cancer provided minimal benefit at considerable cost and increased use of invasive procedures, reported investigators in two separate studies. "It is particularly important to question screening strategies for older persons," Gross continued. "Patients with a shorter life expectancy have less time to develop clinically significant cancers after a screening test and are more likely to die from noncancer health problems after a cancer diagnosis."
  • Professor: Robots Are the Future of Elder Care

    07/20/2014 7:34:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 20 July 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Newsmax Professor: Robots Are the Future of Elder Care Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:01 AM By: Sandy Fitzgerald Many older people need someone who is always there to help them with their everyday tasks, to listen to their stories, and to help them live independently ó in other words, a robot caregiver, writes an associate professor of geriatrics in Sunday's New York Times. "That may sound like an oxymoron," writes the University of California's Louise Aronson in her opinion piece. "In an ideal world, it would be: Each of us would have at least one kind and fully capable human...
  • Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

    06/18/2014 10:10:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2014 10:53 AM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, the Social Security Administration has been closing dozens of field offices, forcing more and more seniors to seek help online instead of in person, according to a congressional report being released Wednesday. The agency blames budget constraints. As a result, seniors seeking information and help from the agency are facing increasingly long waits, in person and on the phone, the report said. Social Security has closed 64 field offices since 2010, the largest number of closures in a five-year period in the agencyís history, according to a report by the bipartisan staff...
  • MAPS: The Percentage Of The Population That's Over 65 Is Going To Explode Everywhere (Charts)

    06/12/2014 8:40:43 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 12 2014 | Mamta Badkar
    Retirement systems around the world are expected to face a significant burden in the next 50 years. The number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double from 841 million in 2013, to over 2 billion by 2050, according to the UN. What's more this has been accompanied by falling global birth rates. In fact, the global share of people over the age of 60 has gone from 9.2% in 1990, to 11.7% in 2013 and is expected to hit 21.1% in 2050, according to Bank of America's Sarbjit Nahal and Beijia Ma. The number of people...
  • Cynicism linked to dementia in new study

    05/30/2014 11:22:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | May 29, 2014
    Cynicism linked to dementia in new study Thursday 29 May 2014 - 12am PST Alzheimer's / Dementia Psychology / Psychiatry Seniors / Aging Featured ArticleAcademic Journal Cynical distrust is characterized by the belief that others are motivated by selfish interests. Though it may appear to be merely a "glass is half empty" point of view, researchers say having this viewpoint increases chances of developing dementia. The researchers, led by Anna-Malia Tolppanen, PhD, of the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, publish their findings in the journal Neurology. They say that cynicism has been previously linked with other health problems, including...
  • Watch Out, Grandma: ObamaCare risks for the elderly

    05/19/2014 2:10:42 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/18/2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    On May 7, the Obama administration boasted that ObamaCare was improving health-care quality for seniors, and it pulled out a bag of statistical tricks to prove it. But a closer look shows that itís not improving care. Itís skimping on it, socking seniors with unexpected bills for ďobservation careĒ and likely shortening their lives. President Obamaís Department of Health and Human Services announced that fewer seniors discharged from the hospital are returning for additional care within a monthís time. HHS claims that this drop in ďreadmissions,Ē from 18.5 percent in 2012 to 17.5 percent in 2013, signals quality improvement. Nationwide,...
  • Watch Out, Grandma: ObamaCare risks for the elderly

    05/20/2014 5:30:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5-19-14 | Betsy McCaughey
    On May 7, the Obama administration boasted that ObamaCare was improving health-care quality for seniors, and it pulled out a bag of statistical tricks to prove it. But a closer look shows that itís not improving care. Itís skimping on it, socking seniors with unexpected bills for ďobservation careĒ and likely shortening their lives. President Obamaís Department of Health and Human Services announced that fewer seniors discharged from the hospital are returning for additional care within a monthís time. HHS claims that this drop in ďreadmissions,Ē from 18.5 percent in 2012 to 17.5 percent in 2013, signals quality improvement. Nonsense....
  • A Generation Of Old People Is About To Change The Global Economy

    04/27/2014 7:52:15 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 4-27-2014 | The Economist
    A Generation Of Old People Is About To Change The Global Economy The Economist Apr. 27, 2014, 9:22 AM ÔÉĀ Ôāě Ôāô In the 20th century the planet¬ís population doubled twice. It will not double even once in the current century, because birth rates in much of the world have declined steeply. But the number of people over 65 is set to double within just 25 years. This shift in the structure of the population is not as momentous as the expansion that came before. But it is more than enough to reshape the world economy. According to the UN¬ís...
  • Women begin feeling invisible to men Ďwhen they turn 51′

    04/06/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 273 replies
    SWNS.com ^ | 25MAR2014 | SWNS Reporter
    Women feel invisible to the opposite sex at the age of 51, it emerged yesterday. A detailed study of 2,000 women revealed a large percentage felt they no longer received the level of attention they once did after hitting 51. Many even went as far as to admit they felt Ďignoredí. The women claimed their confidence plummeted after hitting 50 and blamed greying hair, having to to wear glasses or even struggling to find fashionable clothes. The lifestyle study, commissioned by herbal remedies company, A.Vogel, also found more than two thirds of women over 45 had walked into a room...