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Farmers Market Vouchers Available in PA

From Lancaster Farming HARRISBURG, Pa. — To remind residents of the importance of consuming nutritious produce, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne signed a joint designation this week in recognition of June as the official start of the Farmers Market Nutrition Program in Pennsylvania. While visiting the Pennsylvania Farmers Open Air Market… Read more »

PA Governor’s Budget for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

From The Arc, Scranton PA On February 9, Governor Wolf proposed a $33.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. This is a 10.89% increase compared to the $30.03 final 2015-2016 budget. The General Assembly is currently creating their own budget proposal for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. After it is formally introduced and shared with the… Read more »

Q & A: Medicare for Workers over Age 65

From AARP.com, Written by Patricia Barry Medicare’s 50th anniversary on July 30 celebrates the enduring popularity of a program that has transformed health security for older and disabled Americans. Medicare has protected many millions from poor health, premature death and medical bankruptcy, as was the hope when President Lyndon Johnson signed the program into law in 1965.   But… Read more »

Strengthening Medicare

From AARP.com, written by Patricia Barry, John Burgess, AARP Bulletin, July/August 2015 Medicare has made an enormous difference in the health and lives of older Americans, but, as with every big program, there’s room for improvement. We asked experts for specifics. The suggestions listed below vary in cost and savings and are not universally supported. But all seek to… Read more »

Lifting the Veil on Payments to Doctors

Source from AARP Bulletin, written by Bill Hogan Does your doctor take money from the drug or medical device companies to push their products? You really haven’t had a way to find out, though in recent years more than a dozen drugmakers have made public their payments to physicians-usually as a result of lawsuit-related settlements…. Read more »

HEALTH CARE ALERT: Medicare “Observation Status” Warning

Source from Bottom Line When you go to the hospital as a Medicare patient with an acute condition that requires a stay of two or more nights, you are supposed to be admitted as an inpatient. However, more and more hospitals now will place you on “observation status” instead. Warning: This seemingly innocuous designation can… Read more »

AARP National Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer Headlines Allentown Forum

Source from AARP, Posted on 05/7/2014 by Steve Gardner “More than 150 Lehigh Valley residents recently attended a special Caregiving Forum at an Allentown hospital that provided practical advice for individuals currently caring for loved ones at home or anticipating care for themselves or family members. Hosted by Nancy Werteen of WFMZ-TV, the program addressed  questions… Read more »

The Health Care Law’s 10 Essential Benefits

Source from AARP, by Frank Lalli, AARP The Magazine On Jan. 1, 2014, President Obama’s Affordable Care Act will greatly expand the health care benefits being offered to the 55 million Americans with no health coverage, as well as millions more who are underinsured. The law sets certain standards that all insurers must meet, and mandates that all health… Read more »

Q and A: Is a reverse mortgage a good idea for my Mom?

Question: Is a reverse mortgage a good idea for my Mom? Answer: A reverse mortgage is essentially a loan against your Mom’s home that she doesn’t have to pay back for as long as she lives in it. Thus, she can turn the value of her home into cash, giving her the ability to afford… Read more »

Top 5 Reasons the Affordable Care Act Will Help People with Disabilities

Source from The Arc The Affordable Care Act marked one of the most significant laws for people with disabilities since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. This year, implementation is moving into high gear and we want to highlight the top reasons this landmark legislation will help individuals with intellectual and… Read more »