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A Tax Hike Is Looming for Some Seniors in 2017. Here’s How Congress Can Stop It

It may not seem like it for many Americans, but recent health care spending in the United States has been growing at historically low levels. Between 2000 and 2007, per capita health spending grew at an average annual rate of 7.55 percent. Then we saw a steep decline between 2008 and 2014, when the rate dropped to an average 3.2 percent per year. Many Americans, however, may be scratching their heads because they notice the effect health care costs have …

Receta para combatir el hambre: no desperdicies comida

In English | Lo he dicho antes y lo diré de nuevo: pienso que la comida es nuestro recurso más importante. Además de respirar, comer es algo que hacemos día tras día para sobrevivir. Se escucha mucho sobre recursos como el dinero, el petróleo o la energía, pero creo que necesitamos hablar más sobre la comida. Y no hay mejor momento que durante el mes de febrero, el Mes de la Concienciación sobre el Hambre, de AARP. Como chef, siento …

Chef Jose Andres’ Recipe to Fight Hunger: Stop Wasting Food

En español | I’ve said it before and I will say it again: I believe that food is our most important resource. Next to breathing, eating is one thing we do every day to survive. We hear a lot about resources such as money, oil or energy, but I think we need to talk more about food. And there’s no better time than during February, AARP Hunger Awareness Month. As a chef, I feel it is my responsibility to help …

Seguros de salud: Proponen nuevas medidas de protección para pacientes

In English |¿Alguna vez has programado un procedimiento médico luego de confirmar con tu aseguradora que el mismo estaría cubierto como un servicio dentro de su red de prestadores, para luego sorprenderte al recibir una cuenta de uno de tus proveedores donde indica que el servicio se ofreció fuera de la red? Fotos: 10 servicios médicos que Medicare no cubre ¿O alguna vez te has inscrito en un plan de salud disponible en tu localidad, pero cuando llegó el momento de …

How to Make Your Financial Dreams a Reality

Celebrating Black History Month is a tremendous opportunity to acknowledge our past achievements, address present challenges and dream about future possibilities. The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspires us to dream about a future that affords us to live in comfort and prosperity. He encourages us to build a legacy of hope and freedom that can be realized in every aspect of our lives. It is in that spirit that we encourage you to evaluate your dream of …

How to Fight Food Waste, Train Cooks, Feed Seniors … and Do It Again

En español | Shortly after midnight on New Years Eve, the first baby boomer turned 70. Everyday, 10,000 more men and women follow, and this will go on for years to come. There are many good things associated with the maturing of the richest, freest and most educated generation in history. Boomers will likely redefine aging as we know it, and usher in a new era of inclusion. They will push to redefine beauty, as well as success, and if …