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  • Robert Glazer, Medical clinic operator indicted on health care fraud

    June 5, 2014 | 11:21 am

    Robert Glazer, 67, a Los Angeles physician, was indicted on June 3 for conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

    Over the course of eight years, Glazer is alleged to have been party to a scheme to defraud Medicare of more than $33 million, according to a June 3 statement from the...

  • Plan for future pitfalls

    July 17, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    Changes in the economy and workforce have taken their toll on baby boomers, a generation that carries a longer life expectancy than its predecessors as well as the financial burdens that come with it.  

    People are working longer and retiring later in life. Possible cuts in...

  • Navigating the health care maze

    July 10, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Congressman Henry Waxman’s granddaughter recently introduced him to the acronym “YOLO.” It stands for “You Only Live Once” and is often used by young people as a justification to take chances. 

    Telling the story last month to a roomful of sympathetic seniors, the Democratic...

  • The Two Schools of Healthcare

    By Shmully Schwartz

    March 13, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Medicare, Obamacare, Paul Ryan and President Obama are going head to head on the budget, and they are refusing to budge on entitlements. 

    Is it November?  No. I just checked my calendar and it's March 13, 2013.  President Obama was inaugurated in January and the elections...

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  • A note to a stiff-necked people

    By David Mamet

    November 1, 2012 | 11:44 am

    To those Jews planning to vote for Obama:

    Are you prepared to explain to your children not the principles upon which your vote is cast, but its probable effects upon them? 

    Irrespective of your endorsement of liberal sentiments, of fairness and “more equal distribution,” will...

  • A note to Jewish grandparents

    November 1, 2012 | 11:37 am

    I believe there is a unique bond between grandparents and grandchildren. We look out for each other. We have each other’s backs.

    This year, the Romney-Ryan ticket and much of the Republican Party have been attempting to divide our generations, pitting one against the other.

    We...

  • How to lose the next debate

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 4, 2012 | 11:23 am

    President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the first 2012 U.S. presidential debate in Denver on Oct. 3. Photo by REUTERS/Michael Reynolds

    A couple of weeks ago, when I wrote a “Romney Wins First Debate” column, I didn’t think I was going out...

  • Romney, Ryan and Florida Jews

    By Raphael Sonenshein

    August 15, 2012 | 1:13 pm

    In 1992, Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts mounted a strong campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. The pundits considered him a brainy guy who was willing to take on the sacred cows of Social Security and Medicare. Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas, by contrast, seemed like a...

  • HEALTH CARE DECISION — Jews react: Los Angeles Jewish Home CEO & President

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 28, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    Molly Forrest, CEO and president of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, had surgery to alleviate arthritis in her neck in December 2010.

    Stuck in bed for 35 days, she read the entire Affordable Care Act – all 2,080 pages of it. She has since read it again so she knows it well, and she...

  • Medicaid reforms need not undermine services

    February 13, 2012 | 5:22 pm

    During February, Jewish communities across North America observe Jewish Disability Awareness Month. It is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of the needs, strengths, opportunities and challenges of individuals with disabilities in our communities, and to ensure we are building...

  • Jewish Dems defend Wasserman Schultz after West’s attack

    July 21, 2011 | 9:11 am

    Jewish Democrats slammed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) for his vituperative attack on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as a pro-Israel PAC raised funds for the congresswoman based on the attack.

    West emailed Wasserman Schultz, who is also the chairwoman of the Democratic National...

  • The Monsters Are Due on Maple Streets

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 21, 2011 | 11:03 am

    The power has gone out in a typical American town.  Wait—it’s not just the electricity.  The phones don’t work, either.  Portable radios are dead.  Cars won’t start. 

    But then lawn mowers and cars and lights inexplicably start and stop on their own. What’s going on?  A...

  • Proposed State Cuts in Funding Pose In-Home Care Threat

    March 23, 2010 | 7:07 pm

    Suzanne Heredia, 39, spends most of her days caring for her daughter. Born with cerebral palsy and congenital hydrocephalus, a condition that causes pressure within the brain due to excess fluids in the brain, Priscilla, 13, needs round-the-clock care. Heredia does everything from...

  • Is the time right for universal health care?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 22, 2008 | 3:14 pm

    Barack Obama has one overriding task: he must restore the strength and confidence of the American economy, and the sooner the better.  But keep your eye on health care.

    When FDR came into office in March 1933 after an even longer and even more unnerving transition period than this...

  • Over 65 group could decide who wins this year’s presidential election

    October 15, 2008 | 7:23 pm

    Many millions of dollars are being spent in both current presidential campaigns emphasizing personal qualities over clarifying the candidates’ stands on the issues. Now seniors take their politics seriously: While the 65-and-older demographic comprises only 12 percent of the nation’s...

  • With the Republican base on the ropes, all eyes are on Florida —again

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 8, 2008 | 12:22 am

    Most Jews live in three states, two of which, New York and California, are already in the bank for Sen. Barack Obama.

    It's the third one, Florida, that has the presidential campaigns in a frenzy. There are roughly 650,000 Jews in Florida, out of 18 million residents. Concentrated in...

  • Drug Plan Proving Bitter Pill for Seniors

    By David J. Silverman

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    After sorting through piles of brochures, Millie Topper thought she had finally found the right Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit plan to pay for the high blood pressure medications she wanted.

    But once the 77-year-old resident of Silver Spring, Md., crunched the numbers, she...

  • Health - Take the Bite Out of Dental Health Pains

    By Abigail Green

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Since most Americans lose their dental insurance benefits when they retire, the majority of people over 65 pay out of pocket every time they visit a dentist. Medicare does not cover routine dental care (nor does Medicaid in most states) and more than 80 percent of older Americans...

  • God, Gays and Guns: The U.S. Fault Line

    By Robert B. Reich

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    About the same portion of Americans describe themselves as being liberal (19 percent) as believe that the world will come to an end in their

    lifetimes (17 percent).

    Right-wingers have so effectively besmirched the term ("wishy-washy liberals," "tax-and-spend liberals," "limousine...

  • Look Beyond Israel

    By Bill Boyarsky

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As election day gets closer, I'm beginning to wonder how many of us will vote on a single issue-our perception of how President Bush and Sen. John Kerry will stand up for Israel.

    I'm using the word perception because each man has taken just about the same position. But perception is...

  • Jewish Elderly May Pay More for Drugs

    By Matthew E. Berger

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A law that was supposed to ease the burden of prescription drug costs for the elderly may force some Jewish seniors to pay more than they do now.

    The Medicare reform legislation, signed by President Bush this week, grants some relief in prescription drug costs for seniors. But other...

  • The Editor’s Corner

    March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    My mother is87. Or is it 90? As long as I can remember, I thought that she hadbeen born in 1910, was named Miriam Euffa, and brought here from Kievas a 5-year-old by parents who were educated, and who had been partof what must have been a turn-of-the-century minority:...

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