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Why Is AARP Boosting Medicare Privatization?

Matthew Cunningham-Cook The Lever
AARP, the advocacy organization is welcoming the for-profit takeover of its members’ national health insurance program — because it earns hundreds of millions as part of the deal.

Tidbits – Nov. 03, 2022 – Reader Comments, Elections – High Inflation, Huge Profits, Why Not Price Freeze; Politicians Giving Medical Advice; Lula Wins!; Mayor, UFT Push Medicare Advantage; Public Health; Mike Davis Tribute; Angela Y. Davis

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Reader Comments, Elections - High Inflation, Huge Profits, Why Not Price Freeze; Politicians Giving Medical Advice; Lula Wins!; Mayor, UFT Push Medicare Advantage; Copyright legislation; Public health; Mike Davis Tribute; Evening with Angela Y. Davis

An Uptick in Elder Poverty: A Blip, or a Sign of Things To Come?

Lydia DePillis New York Times
In the 1960s, more than a third of seniors lived in poverty. Federal programs like Medicare to help the elderly, the situation improved significantly. But last year, the poverty rate for those 65 or older increased, even as it sank for everyone else.

Tidbits – Aug. 11, 2022 – Reader Comments: Kansas Vote, 2022 Elections; Missing From Reconciliation Bill; Ukraine and Peace Movement; David Moberg; Nlrb Orders Umwa To Pay; Visionary Art of Ralph Fasanella; Cartoons, Resources, Announcements

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Reader Comments: Kansas Vote, 2022 Elections; Missing From the Reconciliation Bill; Ukraine and the Peace Movement; David Moberg Remembered; NLRB Orders UMWA To Pay; Visionary Art of Ralph Fasanella; Cartoons, Resources, Announcements; more ....

Bernie Sanders Seeks To Beef Up the Democrats' Big Bill

Brett Wilkins Common Dreams
"Adding dental, vision, and hearing benefits to Medicare is supported by 84% of the American people," said an aide to Sen. Sanders, who plans to propose including the expansion in Democrats' reconciliation package.
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