New research links "silent strokes," or small spots of dead brain cells, found in about one out of four older adults, to memory loss in the elderly. The study is published in the January 3, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology..It's hard to plan your optimal retirement age without a realistic idea of what to expect in lifetime Social Security income. Yet, according TSCL's 2017 Senior Survey, 71% of survey participants said that's exactly the situation they were in when they filed a claim for Social Security benefits. They did not know, and Social Security did not supply any estimate of what they could expect in total lifetime Social Security income based on their choice of retirement age..Petition to Congress Protesting Illegal Alien Amnesty and U.S. Social Security Totalization With Mexico.For more information or to view a list of cosponsors, click here..At Tuesday's hearing, lawmakers on the Aging Committee and those who testified advocated for the passage of the bipartisan Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act, which was recently introduced by Chairman Collins and currently has the support of forty Senate cosponsors. If adopted, the bill would create the public health infrastructure that is needed to promote early detection, coordinate care, support caregivers, and combat Alzheimer's disease..Start by reviewing materials that you receive from your current health plan for prospective changes in premiums, deductibles, co-pays and provider networks. If your income has changed in 2014, report changes to the healthcare exchange in your state or through before the Open Enrollment crunch begins. Watch your local news media for announcements of "healthcare navigator" programs in your area to help you compare plans and enroll. The programs may be offered through your local library, or other community service organizations..Rep. Charles Gonzalez introduced H.R. 456 on January 26, 201It has since been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means..If adopted, H.R. 860 would strengthen and reform the Social Security program by providing beneficiaries with a 2 percent benefit boost, basing cost-of-living adjustments on the CPI-E, creating a new minimum benefit set at 125 percent of the poverty line, and cutting taxes for beneficiaries. It would also apply the payroll tax to income over 0,000 and gradually increase the payroll tax rate to 7.4 percent..Medicare spending in 2013 accounts for 16% of the federal budget. That spending is projected to almost double as a share of the nation's economy in coming years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The House, Senate, and the President's budget plans contain a number of provisions that would cut federal spending on Medicare. But how do senior voters view the proposals?

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"The drug is essential," Heyman testified. "People can die without it… The drug company deserves the right to make a profit. But it is unconscionable that one company, Valeant, can hold Wilson Disease patients hostage," she said in her testimony..Lawmakers Debate Spending Bill, Immigration.This year, for the sixth straight year, the Trustees issued a "Medicare funding warning." Marilyn Tavenner, CMS Administrator, stated: "While Medicare is stable for now, we have a lot of work ahead of us to guarantee its future." Expenditures by the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund have exceeded income since 2008 and are expected to do so for the foreseeable future. The Trust Fund is expected to cover only 87 percent of costs in 2024 and 67 percent of projected costs in 2050. … Continued

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In addition, Wall Street analysts were skeptical that the orders would have much effect on drug makers and said they could prove difficult to implement in practice..Find out the full cost of your new drug and whether your drug.The Senior Citizens League strongly endorses legislation that would guarantee that COLAs are no lower than 3% and is working with Congress for the passage of an emergency COLA benefit boost for 2021. … Continued

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