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Study: Women, Minorities Pay Higher Effective Social Security Rate
 

Study: Women, Minorities Pay Higher Effective Social Security Rate

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 22, 2015

President Obama’s State-of-the-Union plan would help workers start 401(k)s. But experts say he should also act to make Social Security taxes more equitable.

 

New Program Combines Medicare and Medi-Cal in Santa Clara County

 

Alianza News/New America Media , News Report, Gerardo Fernandez , Posted: Jan 11, 2015

Santa Clara County starts new state program to coordinate the health and social services for “dual eligible,” those who receive both Medicare and Medi-Cal.

 

5 Ways to Cut the Financial Strain of Caregiving

 

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Kimberly Palmer, Posted: Dec 28, 2014

Families providing eldercare need not drain their finances. For example, hiring more help can save caregivers money in the long run.

 

Navajo Elders Denied Help 100 Miles from Agencies That Forget Human Factor

 

Navajo Times/New America Media , News Report, Colleen Keane , Posted: Dec 25, 2014

Rural Navajo elders are denied aid to help them stay independent, while experts say health and service agencies need to look more closely at the human factor.

 

“Work Till You Drop” in Retirement Years? Experts Say Not Always Bad

 

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media, News Report, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Dec 19, 2014

Retirement experts broke the myth that younger generations may have to “work till they drop,” but half of boomers may need to work longer to get by in old age.

 

Filipino Elders Air Concerns on New State Health Program

 

INQUIRER.net/New America Media , News Feature, Jun Nucum, Posted: Dec 06, 2014

Low-income elders like Filipina Crisanta Allas, 87, must decide whether to join a new California health plan with good benefits, but important trade-offs.

 

“Who Will Care for Us?”: Many Immigrant Elders Lack Health Care Access

 

India West/New America Media , News Report, Sunita Sohrabji , Posted: Nov 22, 2014

The President’s executive action and Obamacare will help many immigrants, but laws still block some South Asian elders from needed health care.

 

“Who Will Care for Us?” Ask Indian American Seniors in Immigration Limbo

 

India West/New America Media , News Report, Sunita Sohrabji , Posted: Nov 21, 2014

Despite the President’s action, older undocumented immigrants, like Indian elders, often in the U.S. for their children, are denied most health coverage.

 

Middle Class Struggles to Preserve Retirement Security

 

Dallas Morning News/New America Media, News Analysis, Pamela Yip, Posted: Nov 19, 2014

Half of today’s households are unlikely to have enough resources to retire. As too much goes to the top half percent, Social Security needs strengthening.

 

Feds Kill Funds for ‘Most Successful’ Senior Housing Program

 

New America Media, News Analysis, Andre F. Shashaty , Posted: Oct 24, 2014

Experts call Sec. 202 housing the “most successful” program for low-income seniors, but the White House stopped asking Congress for funds.

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