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Retirees mobilize to defend Social Security, Medicare

Rep. Murphy said that if the cap on Social Security taxes on high incomes was raised, the solvency of the fund would be secured for the future.

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Health reform to close Medicare "donut hole"

More than 750,000 Medicare beneficiaries have so far received relief from the so-called prescription drug donut hole as a result of President Obama's health reform law.

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Obama reaches out to seniors on new Medicare benefits

One of the most important features of President Obama's health reform law is that it begins to make health care more affordable for retirees and seniors. Several important reforms will undo some of the harm caused by Republican policies in the George W. Bush era.

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Seniors rally for strong health care reform

Hundreds of seniors from all over the state gathered at the Chowder Pot restaurant in Hartford to learn about the meaning of health care reform.

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Only in California! In-home care in peril

Beginning Nov. 1, until they are officially enrolled, new providers of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) to low income seniors, the blind and the disabled will not be paid their wages.