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June 2010 Archives

People agree: Applying for Medicare On-line  is quick and easy

People agree: Applying for Medicare On-line is quick and easy

We’ve been telling people how quick and easy it is to apply for Medicare benefits online — even if you’re not ready to apply for retirement benefits. And our celebrity spokespeople — the television family of The Patty Duke Show — have been spreading the word in a series of public service announcements. Reunite with television’s favorite identical cousins, and the whole family, at www.socialsecurity.gov/medicareonly. continue reading »

They’re going to find out that erasing us is an effort in vain

They’re going to find out that erasing us is an effort in vain

In one city, local people who would like to erase Latinos from this society are trying desperately to use the power of the polling place to do so, while in another, there is a group of people realistic enough to know that we’re here to stay is making a special effort this week to record our presence. Those were the two stories related to our nation’s fast-growing Latino population that managed to capture my attention on Monday. continue reading »

Hottest Ticket in Town

Hottest Ticket in Town

Millions of disabled and blind Americans receive monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. Some receive both. Most also have help in paying medical bills from Medicare or Medicaid. continue reading »

ALDERMAN GEORGE CARDENAS: Speaking on Resolution SB 1070

ALDERMAN GEORGE CARDENAS: Speaking on Resolution SB 1070

It is discriminatory, it is divisive, and it is an insult to everyone who is or has been an immigrant to this country. Arizona is using the current troubles at the border of illegal gun trade and drug trade to finger point at immigrants who toil in the agricultural fields, mining towns and boom towns of the west and who are simply filling a need created by the multinational corporations that feed off cheap labor. continue reading »

This Father’s Day, Teach an Old Dad a New Twist

This Father’s Day, Teach an Old Dad a New Twist

Who says you can’t teach an old dad new twists? All across the nation this Father’s Day weekend, people are telling their fathers, grandfathers, and other special men in their lives about a new “twist” in the law that may help them qualify for extra help paying for costs associated with their prescription drugs. continue reading »