Category Archives: Elder Law

US comptroller chides Congress for sticking its head in the sand on unfunded liabilities

Comptroller General David Walker on Monday “chided” Congress for “ignoring the long-term financial crisis” for entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, CongressDaily reports. In an interview with National Journal Group writers and editors, Walker, who will leave his post….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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UCLA study finds that federal elderly poverty standards underestimate living costs for seniors

The federal poverty guideline, used to determine income eligibility for many public programs, covers less than half of the basic costs experienced by adults age 65 and older in the state. This report shows how the new Elder Economic Security….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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CRS report discusses Roth and traditional IRAs

RL34397 Traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs): A Primer March 03, 2003 In response to concerns over the adequacy of retirement savings, Congress has created incentives to encourage individuals to save more for retirement through a variety of retirement….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Congress rejects Bush Medicare, Medicaid cuts

Congress has rejected President Bush’s proposals to scale back spending on Medicare and Medicare, an indication that New Jersey hospitals may not need to reduce services or close to stay in business. The proposals were unpopular with congressional Democrats and….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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NSCLC posts Low Income Advocate Alert re Part D

The National Senior Citizens Law Center’s Low-Income Advocate Alert on Medicare Part D, March 2008, is available online at http://www.nsclc.org/areas/medicare-part-d/area_folder.2006-09-28.4596471630. In this edition you will find information on: CMS clarifies formulary guidance on prior authorization requirements, conversion to over-the-counter status,….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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