Thinking Policy

Job growth weakened in December but the overall unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5 percent. Plus a look at older workers and the regional jobs divide.
November showed strong job growth, but the labor force participation rate remained unchanged for the 55+ for the fourth consecutive month. Plus, a look at how unemployment is measured.
Innovation in health care is happening all around us. Read our four main takeaways from HLTH 2019.
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Transportation can be a big obstacle for people who do not drive but want to live at home and in the community. Mobility managers can help
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Hiring slowed in August as the labor market added +130,000 jobs, and payroll gains for June and July combined were revised down
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Recent research shows that Medicare's Annual Wellness Visit appears to be achieving one of its key goals: providing a gateway for beneficial preventive and screening services
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Recent changes to Medicare Advantage's supplemental benefits could have significant implications for consumers
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Research finds that overall the likelihood of re-careering declines with age, suggesting that older workers may face additional hurdles transitioning into new occupations
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New Hampshire court found that work and community engagement requirements do not support the basic objective of the Medicaid program
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Polling data shows that contrary to popular belief, support for Social Security is consistently high in all age groups in the United States
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Patients—not nurses—are the story when it comes to state legislative battles to modernize advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) scope of practice laws
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The labor market rebounded in June 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) monthly Employment Situation
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Many eligible Medicare enrollees do not take advantage of their annual wellness visit benefit, or even understand what it is.