4:51 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Michigan ranks low in long-term elderly care


The state of Michigan still has a way to go when it comes to serving its aging residents.
A new national scorecard by the AARP ranks the state 31st in terms of long-term services and support for the elderly.

The report also focused on how well states support family caregivers who provide the bulk of care for older Michiganders.  This can cause stress and financial burden on those families, especially those who are juggling their own families and full-time jobs. 

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Politics & Government
12:05 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Bill to pull the plug on telephone landlines clears Michigan Legislature

Critics of the bill worry it could leave people in some areas of the state without affordable and reliable phone service.
Steve Carmody Michigan Radio

It could soon be easier for phone companies to end traditional landline service in Michigan.

The state Senate gave final legislative approval to the measure Thursday. Senate Bill 636, which was championed by AT&T, now goes to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk.

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4:46 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Seniors rally against 'chained CPI' idea

The AARP is fighting the idea of 'chained CPI.' This put together an infographic explaing their opposition.

Next week, President Barack Obama will present his budget to Congress. 

There's a lot of speculation about what changes will be proposed for Medicare and Social Security.

Specifically, some analysts are focusing on something called 'chained CPI.'

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