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July 30, 2009
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U.S. Official Forecasts New Definitions for Seniors
from Bradenton Herald
Kathy Greenlee views the aging of America as a national benefit, even as she acknowledges caring for senior boomers eventually will cost the government millions of dollars. The question is how to make the cost of that care economical and beneficial? More

Policy Update

House, Senate Lawmakers Race to Advance Health Care Reform
from FOX News
The clock ticking, House and Senate lawmakers scrambled to advance a health care reform package this week even though Democratic leaders have admitted that neither chamber will be able to approve a bill before the August recess. More

House Democrats End Impasse on Health Bill
from The New York Times
Efforts to pass sweeping health care legislation took a big step forward this week as House Democratic leaders reached an agreement with fiscally conservative party members that would cut the billís cost and exempt many small businesses from having to provide health benefits to workers. More

Obama: Nobody is Trying to Change What Works
from Kaiser Health News
President Obama told seniors they wouldn't lose out in health reform at a "tele-town hall" organized by the AARP, USA Today reports. He said, "Nobody is trying to change what works in the system. We are trying to change what doesn't work in the system." More

Research & Trends

Alter Aging Care Strategy
from The Spokesman-Review
For years, those of us who work in the field of senior services have been warning about the influx of aging baby boomers that will increase the demand for long-term care services. Well, the age wave has arrived, both in our state and the nation. More

New Poll Finds Growing Unease on Health Plan
from The New York Times
President Obama's ability to shape the debate on health care appears to be eroding as opponents aggressively portray his overhaul plan as a government takeover that could limit Americans' ability to choose their doctors and course of treatment, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. More

The New 'Retirement' Plan: Just Keep Working
from MSNBC
With nest eggs crushed, retirees rely on a paycheck ó if they can find one. More

About One in Six U.S. Adults are Without Health Insurance
from Gallup
As congressional lawmakers debate health care reform legislation, partly aimed at expanding coverage to the uninsured, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index data for June reveal that 16 percent of American adults are currently without health insurance. More

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