AARP http://michiganradio.org en Michigan ranks low in long-term elderly care http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-ranks-low-long-term-elderly-care <div><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The state of Michigan still has a way to go when it comes to serving its aging residents.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">A new national scorecard by the AARP ranks the state 31st in terms of long-term services and support for the elderly.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:51:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 18077 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan ranks low in long-term elderly care Bill to pull the plug on telephone landlines clears Michigan Legislature http://michiganradio.org/post/bill-pull-plug-telephone-landlines-clears-michigan-legislature <p>It could soon be easier for phone companies to end traditional landline service in Michigan.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state Senate gave final legislative approval to the measure Thursday.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(rqcbopumvzsxlu55mgyqnsqx))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&amp;objectname=2013-SB-0636" style="line-height: 1.5;">Senate Bill 636</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which was championed by AT&amp;T, now goes to&nbsp;</span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Snyder’s desk.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:05:45 +0000 Jake Neher 16838 at http://michiganradio.org Bill to pull the plug on telephone landlines clears Michigan Legislature Seniors rally against 'chained CPI' idea http://michiganradio.org/post/seniors-rally-against-chained-cpi-idea <p>Next week, President Barack Obama will present his budget to Congress.&nbsp;</p><p>There's a lot of speculation about what changes will be proposed for Medicare and Social Security.</p><p>Specifically, some analysts are focusing on something called 'chained CPI.'</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:46:17 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12027 at http://michiganradio.org Seniors rally against 'chained CPI' idea