Certified financial planner Sean Fletcher of San Francisco knew his dad had an estate plan, complete with a health care directive detailing what medical treatment should be given in an emergency. When the father had a massive heart attack, though, no one knew where he kept those documents.
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FILE - In this July 3, 2017 file photo, a man and woman walk under trees down a path at Alta Plaza Park in San Francisco. Data from the U.S. C…
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — America is aging.
Graphic shows results of AP-NORC poll on attitudes of U.S. workers toward working past age 65;
CHICAGO (AP) — Some younger workers aren't particularly thrilled to see a rising share of older Americans forgo retirement and continue working, according to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Joanne Kenen of Politico, Jen Haberkorn of the Los Angeles Times and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the latest news about the Trump administration’s effort to allow health care practitioners and organizations to refuse to provide care or refer patients for services that violate their conscience or religion. Also this week, the administration orders TV ads for prescription drugs to include list prices. And Tennessee wants free rein from the federal government to run its Medicaid program. Plus, Rovner interviews Joan Biskupic, author of a new book on Chief Justice John Roberts, about the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to the 2012 ruling upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
As baby boomers age, the affordability of assisted living will be a growing problem for those with middle incomes. (Dreamstime)
You probably know that as you age, your eyesight and hearing are likely to decline, but did you know that your senses of taste and smell can go south as well?
We’re living longer than ever. But how many of those years will we be healthy?