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Florida Annual Board Meeting 2020

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KHN: Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Programs Struggle To Reach Vulnerable Seniors Living At Home

By Judith Graham Close down group meals for seniors. Cancel social gatherings. The directive, from the Illinois Department on Aging, sent shock waves through senior service organizations late last week. Overnight, Area Agencies on Aging had to figure out how to help peo... Read more

The Money And Politics Of Prescription Drugs: What You Need To Know

By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact and Kaiser Health News If there’s one area of health care where Republicans and Democrats might strike a deal, it’s prescription drugs. President Donald Trump has floated a plan to cut drug prices. Democratic and Republican ideas abound in... Read more

KHN – Americans Ready To Crack Down On Drug Prices That Force Some To Skip Doses

By Jay Hancock Large majorities of Americans from both major parties support steps to control prescription drug costs such as showing prices in ads, removing barriers to generics and letting patients get less expensive drugs from Canada, a new poll shows. By a 9-to-1 ratio... Read more

Rick Scott’s Medicare Tweet is Beyond Deceitful

FLARA President: Scott is No Defender of Medicare and Medicaid The following statement was issued by Bill Sauers, President of the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans: “Today Rick Scott declared himself the true defender of Medicare in a tweet. This statement is as sha... Read more

Déjà Voodoo: Pharma’s Promises To Curb Drug Prices Have Been Heard Before

By Jay Hancock and Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  Prescription drug prices were soaring. Angry policymakers swore they’d take action... Read more

States Attacking ACA Would Suffer Most If Shield On Preexisting Conditions Were Axed

By Harriet Rowan, Kaiser Health News Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  If the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with preexisting medical conditions are struck down i... Read more

Medicaid covers nearly 104 million medical visits, but that may soon change

by JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Kaiser Health News is a national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.  EVERETT, Wash. — Unable to walk or talk, barely able to see or hear, 5-year-old Maddie Holt waits in her ... Read more

Older Americans Hit by Senate Republicans’ Sneak Attack

Repeal of Individual Mandate will cause Health Premiums to Rise for People Age 50-64 Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, made the following statement on the Senate Finance Committee tax bill released last night, which included the repeal ... Read more