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End of Life vs. Prolonging Life

Unless you know something I don’t, we’re all going to die. We’re not, however, all going to die the same way. Some of us will die naturally, in a comfortable environment – perhaps our own home – surrounded by family.

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Healthcare Act Still Leaves Some Hurdles For Seniors (Part One)

The Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) will offer some interesting benefits to seniors with disabilities, or on Medicare. But that doesn’t mean, however, there won’t be any more hurdles to jump. There

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How The Supreme Court Has Helped Seniors

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act is good news for people over 50 and senior citizens. If you’re over 50 and don’t have insurance through an employer your options for health coverage will be greatly improved

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Medicaid Planning For Non-Traditional Couples

Medicaid planning can be a bad dream for any couple. But if you’re part of a gay or lesbian couple, it can be a genuine nightmare! The process of applying for Medicaid is actually one of the most dangerous parts

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Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Couples: Part 2

Same-sex partners get old, like everybody else. Like everybody else, they can also get sick as they age. And, eventually – like everybody else – they pass on. But – unlike – everybody else – they may require special types

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The State Of Same-Sex Marriages In America. And How To Plan Your Estate If You’re In One.

If you’re part of a same-sex union, you already know that June is Gay Pride Month. Which makes it a good time to take stock of the gains achieved by the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender community…as well as the battlefronts still remaining. But

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Using Life-Support, And The Living Will

Michelle has a dilemma. Her father, Paul, has Alzheimer’s disease. He can’t swallow. He can’t walk, bathe, or dress by himself. He’s lost 45 pounds. And – most important – he can no longer speak. These symptoms usually indicate the

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