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Posted on 09/18/2007 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

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Stateline: States help seniors age at home

“Most people want to remain at home, but whether they have money or not, they simply don’t know where to turn for home-based long-term care,” said Susan Reinhard of AARP. “Ironically, people who can afford home services are the ones most often left in the dark.”

Christian Science Monitor: Automatic IRAs present risks, opportunities

About 75 million US workers have no access to employer-sponsored retirement plans, according to a recent study commissioned by AARP. The study predicts that 48 million of these workers could see increased retirement savings if the proposed legislation were to become law.

Washington Post: Clinton Presents Plan For Universal Coverage

Similar to proposals offered by her chief Democratic rivals, former senator John Edwards (N.C.) and Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.), Clinton’s plan — with an estimated $110 billion annual price tag — would seek to build on the existing health-care system but would make it easier for adults without health insurance to buy it through tax credits.

USA Today: Clinton unveils details of her health care plan

Leavitt told the USA TODAY editorial board that Bush will veto a Democratic plan emerging from Congress that would add $35 billion in taxpayer subsidies to the Children’s Health Insurance Program over five years. In doing so, Leavitt said, Bush will urge Congress to join him in seeking coverage for all Americans.
“He’d like to see the larger debate begin,” Leavitt said. “The very best opportunity we have may well be in the next 15 months.”