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BREAKING UPDATE 12/9/15: The RAISE Family Caregivers Act passed the U.S. Senate on December 8 by unanimous consent.
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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 short stay.
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It’s no secret that chronic pain is a common problem among older adults. According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 percent of older adults who live on their own suffer from chronic pain, and that number jumps to 75 percent or higher for seniors living in care facilities.
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BREAKING UPDATE 11/13/14:  Gov. Chris Christie signed the CARE Act into Law.  
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On March 30, 1981, then-White House press secretary Jim Brady asked one of his aides to accompany President Ronald Reagan for a speech at the Washington Hilton. At the last moment, however, Brady himself went with Reagan.
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Americans rate Congress below most scourges, polls regularly show. But does the public actually know what Congress is doing?
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Hey blog readers,
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Hello, blog readers! This is Gerardo from the AARP Illinois communications team!
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Thank you to staffer Scott Musser for writing the blog post this week! 
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