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Is There a Bright Future for Medicare?

posted 06.03.2015

At its 50-year mark, Medicare now covers 55 million people, provides insurance to one in six Americans, and accounts for 14 percent of the federal budget and 20 percent of national healthcare expenditures. This snapshot of Medicare-by-the-numbers reveals the program as firmly placed at the nexus of political will, social responsibility, and future sustainability. In our modern political climate, can we muster the will to retain this life-saving program at its current strength? Will impending demographics prove too unwieldy—or be manageable with substantial change?

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FORSA’s Core Provides Insights for All

posted 06.02.2015

The Forum on Religion Spirituality and Aging (FORSA), a constituent group of the American Society on Aging, has long advocated for addressing older people's spirituality as an essential component to providing creative, integrated and effective wholistic services to older adults.

Medicare at 50: Special Event on June 15 in Washington DC

posted 05.12.2015

June 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare. Since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law in 1965, Medicare has opened doors to healthcare and increased economic security for hundreds of millions of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families. In celebration of this milestone, the American Society on Aging (ASA) is devoting the Summer 2015 issue of its quarterly journal, Generations, to “Medicare at 50 Years.”

Family Caregivers: Welcome to the Healthcare Team

posted 05.08.2015

By Carol Levine

My late husband Howard had been a sports publicist. From him I learned that “There is no ‘I’ in team.” But when he became totally disabled as a result of an automobile accident, and I became his caregiver, I found that there was a “U” in team. I was repeatedly told “You are responsible for medications,” and “You have to turn him in bed every two hours,” and “You should quit your job.”

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Southwest Offers Opportunities for 10 Mid-Career Women to Attend the Leadership Institute

posted 05.08.2015

For the past eight years, Southwest Airlines generously has provided air tickets to a number of attendees at the Aging in America Conference. This year, they allocated a large portion of their gift to people attending the ASA Leadership Institute at the Conference. They were awarded tickets based on answers to essay questions posed by ASA. Cick here to learn more about the 2015 Leadership Institute participants

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