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The temporary removal of the EITC age restriction would be a long-overdue change that should be made permanent.
Happy Birthday, Social Security — AARP
This summer marks another successful anniversary for Social Security and Medicare as Social Security turns 83 and Medicare turns 53.
AARP volunteers head to Congress to support Social Security and Caregiving
Today, volunteers and staff from every state, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have come to Washington to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, these…
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Federal lawmakers will simplify tax planning for many by making certain tax breaks permanent — including one for charitably inclined older investors.
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The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation Monday night requiring hospitals across the nation to tell Medicare patients when they receive observation care but have not been admitted to the hospital. It’s a distinction that’s easy to miss until patients are hit with big medical bills after a…
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The financial health of Social Security has improved slightly in the past year, with the system expected to exhaust its reserves to pay benefits in 2034, a year later than previously projected, according to the 2015 Social Security Trustees Report, released July 22. At that time, if Congress has…
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This post was updated April 21, 2015.
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For the second time in three years, the federal Affordable Care Act went before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. And before a packed courtroom, a divided group of justices mostly picked up right where they left off the last time.
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Members of Congress announced Tuesday the formation of the Assisting Caregivers Today caucus, a bipartisan coalition that aims to bring more attention to the plight of family caregivers.
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The Affordable Care Act is once again before the Supreme Court.
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