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CT Golden Years: Connecticut’s Elderly Can Sign on with National Elder Abuse Data Base

August 1, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Connecticut’s Elderly Can Sign on with National Elder Abuse Data Base

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking information on incidents of exploitation of the elderly, including financial exploitation to include in the Federal Register. The Register is advertising its efforts nationally to create a data base of elder exploitation and elder abuse, including financial abuse as well as certifications or designations of financial advisers...

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CT Golden Years: Help is Available in Connecticut for Elder Issues But You Have to Look Hard

July 4, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Help is Available in Connecticut for Elder Issues But You Have to Look Hard

I received a message from a friend in government the other day, asking if I had information on individuals or organizations that can help people who are enmeshed in elder care issues. Sadly, I had to respond that based on my personal experience the best bet is to hire a lawyer who specializes in...

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CT Golden Years: Gov. Malloy’s Executive Orders Opponents To Have Day In Court

June 27, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Gov. Malloy’s Executive Orders Opponents To Have Day In Court

The ongoing legal battle over the state’s forced unionization of personal care attendants and daycare workers is scheduled for a hearing in Hartford Superior Court Thursday. This is the first court appearance since the complaints were filed in Waterbury Superior Court on March 23. Opponents to Malloy’s Executive Orders 9 and 10 say they...

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CT Golden Years: Medicaid, Medicare Coordination Could Save Tax Dollars In Connecticut

June 13, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Medicaid, Medicare Coordination Could Save Tax Dollars In Connecticut

In the world of government health care they are called “duals,” elderly or disabled people who have dual eligibility for Medicaid and Medicare coverage. In Connecticut, spending on “duals” or MMEs (Medicaid Medicare Eligible) as they also are known is the second highest in the nation. The 57,569 Connecticut MMEs represent less than ten...

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