Five takeaways from the Georgia Senate debate

Five takeaways from the Georgia Senate debate

CNN  —  When Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker met to debate in the already contentious Georgia Senate race, all the focus was on how personal allegations against Walker would roil the first – and likely only – debate in the campaign. Walker continued to deny allegations that he paid for a woman … Read more

New St. Louis program provides dental care for the severely disabled

New St.  Louis program provides dental care for the severely disabled

By Michele Munz St. Louis Post-Dispatch Cassandra Holland, 42, of St. Louis, has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. She uses a wheelchair because her muscles are stiff and rigid. She is prone to seizures. She can’t speak. For years, her mother and caretaker, Sallye Holland, 69, has struggled to find a dentist for Cassandra. Each time … Read more

As poverty among the elderly increases, these resources can help struggling seniors

As poverty among the elderly increases, these resources can help struggling seniors

Sunstock | E+ | Getty Images Apply for dietary benefits Pixel Effect | E+ | Getty Images Many seniors don’t take advantage of all the food assistance available to them, experts say. A 2015 study found that less than half of eligible seniors participated in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. “For seniors, … Read more

Legal organization sues Florida over Medicaid ban on gender-affirming care – The Independent

Legal organization sues Florida over Medicaid ban on gender-affirming care – The Independent

Legal organization sues Florida over Medicaid ban on gender-affirming careThe independent Transgender people sue Florida to ban gender-affirming Medicaid careWashington Post Transgender beneficiaries sue Florida over Medicaid capFOX 35 Orlando See full coverage on Google News

Planning ahead can help families afford long-term care amid inflation

Planning ahead can help families afford long-term care amid inflation

Stan Horwitz and his family had no plans for long-term care until there was a crisis. His father, Martin, was in his late 80s and lived alone. He was reluctant to accept help from his children. One day Stan and his sister found their father unconscious in his living room after a fall. This incident … Read more

Why Americans are drowning in debt

Why Americans are drowning in debt

ShareShare the article via FacebookShare the article via TwitterShare the article via LinkedInShare the article via email $16.15 trillion: that’s how much debt US households owed at the end of the second quarter of 2022, a staggering 42% increase from $11.39 trillion just 10 years ago. And with inflation at a 40-year high, America’s debt … Read more

How the US government can keep household debt in check

How the US government can keep household debt in check

On August 24, President Biden announced the cancellation of $10,000 in federal student loan debt for most borrowers who earn less than $125,000 annually. But student loans account for less than 10% of household debt in America, which reached $16.15 trillion in the second quarter of 2022. “We shouldn’t be panicking about the level of … Read more

LGBTQ groups condemn Florida’s plan to limit transgender care

LGBTQ groups condemn Florida’s plan to limit transgender care

MIAMI (AP) – LGBTQ and health groups have condemned a new rule by Florida health officials set to take effect later this month to limit Medicaid insurance coverage for gender dysphoria treatments for transgender people. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration filed the new rule this month, and it is set to take effect … Read more

How ABLE accounts, special needs funds work together and differ

How ABLE accounts, special needs funds work together and differ

Because of astronomical costs of care and support—often more than $100,000 a year—most people with disabilities will need government assistance such as Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid. However, they must protect their assets carefully in order not to be disqualified from these programs. This is where special needs trusts and ABLE accounts come in. Special … Read more

The coolest ‘slim’ bill ever

The coolest ‘slim’ bill ever

Democrats are slowly coming to terms with the reality that they may have to settle for passing a “small” partisan healthcare spending bill. But don’t be fooled. Their definition of small has expanded just like US clothing sizes, and their so-called skinny bill is a huge expansion in the eligibility state. Senator Joe Manchin of … Read more