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CBO: Federal deficit decreasing, but expected to rise with baby boomer retirement

CBO: Federal deficit decreasing, but expected to rise with baby boomer retirement

Medicare reimbursements grew modestly in 2014, according to a government report that focused on the decrease in the federal deficit.

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Former nursing home leaders still on the hook for $2.25 million following bankruptcy

Former nursing home leaders still on the hook for $2.25 million following bankruptcy

On the heels of a Florida court decision that puts a nursing home unlikely to emerge unscathed from bankruptcy, a federal appeals court has ruled former officers and directors of a different nursing home are still liable for $2.25 million in compensatory damages.

Researchers discuss ways to overcome stubbornness in older adults in care decisions

Families trying to help older adults to agree to supportive services or additional care often face the barrier of perceived stubbornness, which researchers say can be mitigated with proper intervention.

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Senate votes to reauthorize Older Americans Act ... FDA to strengthen review of automatic external defibrillators .... Groups push back against dual eligible Part D rebates.

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6 tips for strengthening emergency plans

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