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Jill Greenberg operated and contributed to the AARP Blog from 2006 to 2008. All her posts have been archived for your reading pleasure.
In the March edition of the AARP Bulletin, there’s an interesting piece about a new website, seniordecision.com that can help you and your loved ones get the skinny on adult day care providers. With recommendations, comments and firsthand accounts (with over 500 reviews available) the site is an interesting resource. Below, check out the founders Rob and Jennifer Liebreich discussing the site.
Drugs ain’t getting any cheaper. I know you know this, but there’s a report out today by AARP to back up the pain you’re feeling. In fact, drug companies have substantially raised prices on 220 brand name prescription drugs most commonly used by people in Medicare Part D since the implementation of the drug benefit four year ago. Ouch! When you dig in the news is especially grim – the prices of brand name drugs most commonly used by people …
Last night was a big night in the race for the White House. And where were 50 plus voters? Making up nearly half of the electorate, according to the exit polls. In Texas, 44 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Republicans were 50 plus. In Ohio, the trend was similar, with 46 percent of Dems and 52 percent of Republicans over 50. And the issues? Economic issues are dominating with all voters – in Texas, one in three Republicans …
Seems that our friends over at the National Farmer’s Union have a blog. And what are they blogging about? AARP Board President Erik Olsen speaking at the group’s annual conference in Las Vegas about Divided We Fail. Check out the posting here.
In today’s Wall Street Journal, there are some excerpts from a recent interview with Senator John McCain. Included in the myriad of questions is one about Social Security. While private accounts don’t really address the problem with Social Security, McCain does bring up a key part of getting to a solution. He said: “The way I would fix Social Security is to sit down with Republicans and Democrats together at a table, voicing my opposition to tax increases, and sitting …
An update from Google on Google Health, their effort to create a product for electronic medical records that’s worth reading about and keeping an eye on. I’ve talked a lot about the benefits of electronic medical records, so read about what the googlers are planning on doing.