Study: With New Medicare Benefit, Doctors Look Beyond ‘Death Panels’

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Apr 22, 2016

Medicare now reimburses doctors for consulting on patients’ end-of-life wishes. But a new study shows diverse physicians struggling over that conversation.




Seniors Working Hard for Their Money: 10 Million, Many Ethnic, in Tough Jobs

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 30, 2016

Raising the Social Security retirement age, says a new study, will burden 10 million older workers--many ethnic--in physically tough jobs or working conditions




Study Exposes Health Struggles for ‘Hidden Poor’ California Elders

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 11, 2016

UCLA study exposes “hidden poor” seniors--especially ethnic elders-- who are just over the official U.S. poverty level face health and mental health care barriers.




Expert: Stun-Guns Far From ‘Nonlethal’ Alternative to Bullets

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Dec 11, 2015

While cities across the country debate the use of Tasers as “nonlethal” alternatives to police shootings, one expert says they’re never a good choice.




Orange County Rolls Out CA Senior, Disability Care Pilot

New America Media, News Feature, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Sep 24, 2015

Orange County is the last to roll out California’s seven-county pilot project aimed at coordinating the care of Medicare and MediCal recipients.




Will Commercialization Be Obama’s Legacy on Aging?

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jul 17, 2015

Marking Monday’s White House Conference on Aging were important new initiatives, but little sign of key issues and major participation by commercial interests.




Older Black Lives Matter--Says Top Researcher

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 05, 2015

Racism--not one’s skin color--matters most as African Americans age, says a top gerontologist. Researchers need to quit blaming blacks for bad health behaviors.




Detroit Gentrification Means ‘Forced Relocation’ of Black Seniors

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 03, 2015

As Detroit hails its Midtown resurgence, advocates are fighting evictions of mostly low-income, black seniors as affordable apartments convert to luxury units.




Conservative Pundit Takes Three-Strikes for Blaming Baltimore’s Poor

New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 02, 2015

Conservative pundits say Baltimore stems from diminished personal responsibility--not brutality, foreclosures, joblessness and other strikes against the poor.




Experts, Seniors Tell CA Lawmakers 'Hear Us' on Rising Elder Poverty

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 24, 2015

Seniors told California lawmakers, “Listen to us” at a hearing on rising poverty among elders, straining their food, income, health and housing.