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THE NEW FORTY A lady of leisure...
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Do you own fixed annuities?
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During a recent month, nearly 4,000 people received long-term care in North Dakota who were on Medicaid assistance, according to Curtis Volesky, director of the Medicaid Eligibility Unit for the North Dakota Department of Human Services.
Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., chairman of the House Social Security Subcommittee, will conduct a roundtable discussion with Social Security Administration staff and senior citizens advocates at 10 a.m. today in the Federal Building in downtown Fargo.
The amount of federal money flowing to North Dakota jumped 8 percent in 2008 and is expected to increase “dramatically” as the state’s baby boomers begin tapping into Social Security, according to the State Data Center.
WASHINGTON – Social Security recipients won’t get a cost-of-living increase next year for the first time in more than a third of a century, and that could boost President Barack Obama’s plan to send seniors another round of $250 payments before the congressional elections.
Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press Writer
, October 16, 2009
Social Security was created in 1935 and Medicare in 1965. Through this America has had a grand bargain with its citizens: If you work hard throughout your life, the social safety net will be there to provide for your basic income and health care in your retirement years.
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