The Age of Anti-Aging: Media Hype and the Myth of Ageless Baby Boomers

Generations, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Aug 20, 2017

Boomers became “forever young” in the Summer of Love, say media myths, but their stand against racism and sexism is adding ageism as boomer activists grow older.




GOP Health Bill—How We Got Into This Mess

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 21, 2017

Amid the scoreboard coverage of the GOP health bill, historians remind us of how the unique U.S. system became such an insurance-based mess.




New Voting Laws Block Little Fraud--But Many Elders, Women, Minorities

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 25, 2016

Voter-ID laws in some states are blocking lower-income minority and naturalized citizens--along with many elders--from their right to vote.




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.