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StateWide testifies on proposed state budget
February 9, 2017

To read StateWide’s budget testimony on issues impacting older residents, please see this link.this link

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Observation status discussed.  
December 21, 2016

12-19-16 StateWide is interviewed by Channel 6 News (Albany CBS affiliate) on costs Medicare enrollees face during inpatient vs. outpatient hospitalizations.  

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Social Security Administration Announces Cost of Living Adjustment
October 20, 2016

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that there will be a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of less than 1% in 2017, averaging $5 per month (see below for more information from the SSA.)   Note:  With an expected increase in Medicare Part B premiums for 2017, Social Security recipients will likely see that the […]

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