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Healthcare & Aging

Monthly Archive (Physical Health)

posted 03.19.2017
We all need to double (and triple) our advocacy and education about the benefits of healthcare (and other at-risk) services and programs and about the impact of their repeal, modification or funding cuts. For ASA members, this means taking the time to educate your congressional delegation about... Read More
posted 03.10.2017
It is no secret that Republicans want to move decisions out of Washington. On the table are block grants for Medicaid, premium support for Medicare and relying more upon private insurance. The congressional leadership, backed by an amenable Administration, may well be able to move forward in all... Read More
posted 03.09.2017
These are times of great ferment in relation to prescription drugs, especially as they relate to older patients. Controversy and change are brewing in the areas of medication research, approval, promotion, pricing and reimbursement. Read More
posted 03.09.2017
The American people should not be fooled. If Social Security or Medicare is transformed, it will be for ideological reasons. The result will be less adequate coverage for all of us, but especially, our most vulnerable fellow citizens. Read More
posted 03.09.2017
Aging service providers have an essential role to play in ensuring the well-being, vitality and quality of life of individuals, families and communities. Yet if they are to flourish in a rapidly changing social, political and economic environment, it is essential that leaders of these organizations... Read More
posted 02.23.2017
One in ten community-residing older adults reported experiencing elder abuse in the past year.  More than 5 million older adults may be victimized each year. Read More
posted 01.27.2017
“We developed a number of contractual arrangements with local hospitals, health plans, and medical practices to embed our staff in their facilities, and collaborate in engaging older adults in the work we do.” Read More
posted 01.18.2017
The Winter 2016–17 issue of Generations includes 15 articles that lay out actionable policy plans for the new Administration regarding the economic impact of aging, protecting retirement income, ensuring affordable healthcare, and finding realistic ways to pay for long-term care. Read More
posted 12.06.2016
Throughout U.S. history, race has been one of the most important social stratification systems, putting African Americans at a substantial socioeconomic disadvantage throughout the life course. Read More
posted 11.23.2016
The Fall 2016 issue of Generations includes more than a dozen articles that clearly demonstrate how oral health has become a matter of public neglect, what the effects of oral health are upon overall health, and what policy changes might work to ensure oral healthcare becomes part of the healthcare... Read More

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