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Biden’s Health Team Offers Glimpse of his Covid-19 Strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s choices for his health care team point to a stronger federal role in the nation’s COVID-19 strategy, restoration of a guiding stress on science and an emphasis on equitable distribution of vaccines and treatments. With Monday’s announcement of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as his health secretary and a half […]

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Retiree Checks to Rise Modestly Amid Push to Expand Benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing more generous inflation protection. The increase amounts to $24 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released by the Social […]

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Medicare Expands Access to In-Home Support For Seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is experimenting with a new direction in health care. Starting next year, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores and respite for caregivers through private Medicare Advantage insurance plans. There’s a growing recognition that such practical help can have a meaningful impact […]

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Social Security Checks Will Grow in 2019 as Inflation Rises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It’s the biggest increase most retired baby boomers have gotten. Following a stretch of low inflation, the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2019 is the highest in seven […]

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California Among Eight States with Drop in Uninsured

WASHINGTON — Eight states, including California, saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday, Feb. 9, that has implications for the presidential campaign. All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under […]