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Articles from the May 10, 2023 edition

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  • Social Security: Survivor Benefits Vs. Spousal Benefits - There is a Difference

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|May 10, 2023

    Ask Rusty – About "Survivor" Benefits vs. "Spousal" Benefits Dear Rusty: I will be 70 in August and will file my application for benefits in May. I know I'll get my maximum possible amount at age 70, but I need you to clarify things I have read. Per an award-winning TV host, author, and host of a money podcast "if the higher-earning spouse delays until age 70 to claim Social Security, that guarantees the survivor the biggest possible benefit." But then I read in a different article that if a p...

  • Bill to Allow Doctors to Write Off Pro-Bono Care to Medicaid Patients Introduced to US Legislature

    AMAC Action, Association of Mature American Citizens|May 10, 2023

    Washington DC, May 5 -- On April 27, Congressman Daniel Webster (R-FL-11) introduced the Helping Everyone Access Long Term Healthcare (HEALTH) Act (H.R. 2986). This bill offers a new solution to provide healthcare services to low-income families and has the potential to help Medicaid and CHIP programs save on costs. Medicaid-insured patients often struggle to find primary care doctors able to accept them as new patients. In many cases, this leaves emergency care as the only option for patients...

  • Why Doesn't the City of Santa Monica Provide Immediate Shelter for the 800+ Homeless on the Streets?

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|May 10, 2023

    May 2, 2023 - The Santa Monica Coalition released a YouTube video this week outlining four city-owned properties that could be used for what they term "short and near term safe sleeping sites" for the over 800 homeless last counted on the city's streets. An email sent out with the video claims that there are no overnight shelters in Santa Monica or within an hour's drive that will accept the homeless for refuge between 5 pm and 8 am. "So they remain on our streets, in our parks and in our...