Delaying Social Security as form of annuity
Too many drug types are compromising heart health: doctors
By Debra Sherman, Reuters
One recession cost is lower Social Security benefits
By Bruce Barlett, The New York Times
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HR 861 (King, R-NY), to better protect, serve, and advance the rights of victims of elder abuse and exploitation by establishing a program to encourage states and other qualified entities to create jobs designed to hold offenders accountable, enhance the capacity of the justice system to investigate, pursue, and prosecute elder abuse cases, identify existing resources to leverage to the extent possible, and assure data collection, research, and evaluation to promote the efficacy and efficiency of the activities described in this Act; to Judiciary. CR 2/27/13, H701.
HR 370 (Blackburn, R-TN), to amend Title II of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus, to provide for suspension of investment of amounts held in the Account until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Fund in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States, and to establish a Social Security Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security surplus in the Trust Fund; to Ways and Means. CR 1/23/13, H279.
S 90 (Vitter, R-LA), to amend Title II of the Social Security Act to allow workers who attain age 65 after 1981 and before 1992 to choose either lump sum payments over four years totaling $5,000 or an improved benefit computation formula under a new 10-year rule governing the transition to the changes in benefit computation rules enacted in the Social Security Amendments of 1977; to Finance. CR 1/23/13, S213.
On 3/12/13, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a request for public input on the Service Delivery Plan (SDP). The SDP is a road map designed for how the SSA will serve the public over the next decade. Comments are due 4/11/13. FR15797.
2013 Senior Lawyers Division Spring Meeting
Celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln on his home turf. Friday's program will include local experts who will discuss Lincoln's impact on the practice of law. The afternoons will be kept open for members and guests to visit various local attractions, including Lincoln's law office, his home, which is a national landmark, and the Lincoln Library, among other historical sites. Friday evening's reception and dinner will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Enjoy te Museum's treasury of artifacts from Lincoln's humble beginnings to his election as sixteenth President of the United States to his tragic assassination in 1865. Reserve your dinner tickets by calling 312/988-5817. Cost per person is $100.
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NALI Call for Workshop Proposals
2013 National Aging and Law Institute Theme: Client Advocacy in Caring Communities
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and co-sponsors of the National Aging and Law Conference invite you to submit proposal(s) to share your knowledge, expertise, and experience with private bar and public interest colleagues at the 2013 National Aging and Law Institute, which will be held on November 7-9 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
Workshop proposals are requested at all levels of expertise. The deadline for submission is March 29, 2013.
Do the elder law and aging rights committees have the advocacy skills to ensure clients will age in a caring community? Making a caring community a reality for clients is a formidable task at a time when health and long-term-care systems are out of reach for many, public benefits programs face budget cuts, and the population is aging rapidly. This Institute aims to provide attendees with the multidisciplinary skills and knowledge to ensure they can meet clients’ and communities’ needs holistically.
To this end, the programming will be divided into three tracts: Practice that Works; Policy on the Cutting Edge; and Making Caring Communities a Reality for Clients.
7 best stroke websites
By Shoghig Balkian, caring.com
15 things your walk reveals about your health
By Paula Spencer Scott, caring.com
Car commuters gain more weight
By Kathryn Doyle, Reuters Health
FDA says Zithromax can cause fatal irregular heart rhythm
By Caroline Humer and Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters
Key long-term-care insurer to raise women’s premiums
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Kidney donation over age 70? Desperate patients saying, 'yes, please'
By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
Price for a new hip? Many hospitals are stumped
By Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times
Refusal to expand Medicaid may cost employers $1 billion
By Alex Wayne, Bloomberg
The 4 best exercises for a healthy heart
TurboTax, not Travelocity may be better analogy for health exchanges
By Eric Whitney, Colorado Public Radio, Source: Kaiser Health News
U.S. warns health officials to be alert for deadly new virus
Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters
Yoga may aid people with irregular heart rhythm
By Genevra Pittman, Reuters Health
Did you really pay for your Medicare benefits?
Long waits for consumers when Medicare is 'secondary payer'
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
A new lease for old judges
States rethink retirement ages that end the careers of 'very competent jurists'
By Ashby Jones, The Wall Street Journal
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End-of-life care rarely discussed
Despite expert recommendations meant to encourage talks, many still do not spend their final days the way they would have chosen
By Kay Lazar, The Boston Globe
Long-term care ombudsmen face challenges to independence
By Jenni Bergal, Kaiser Health News
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