Stories tagged: "seniors"

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida)
EXCLUSIVE: A Republican Plan to Raise Taxes on Pennsylvanians and Potentially End Social Security and Medicare is Massively Unpopular, Poll Shows

Florida Sen. Rick Scott introduced a plan that would raise taxes and could end Social Security and Medicare for more than 2.8 million Pennsylvanians and eliminate Medicaid coverage for 3.5 million residents.

Hydrocodone Acetaminophen pills in Zelienople. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
PA House Moves Bill to Add Seniors to Prescription Drug Program

Officials say it would expand eligibility by about 100,000 people, although some 20,000-23,000 more seniors are expected to enroll.

FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo, job seekers exercise social distancing as they wait to be called into the Heartland Workforce Solutions office in Omaha, Neb. For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers are facing higher unemployment than midcareer workers, according to a study released Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, from the New School. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
Older Workers Face Higher Rates of Unemployment During Pandemic

Older workers have experienced higher unemployment rates than midcareer workers in each month since the onset of the pandemic.

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PA Begins Issuing Property Tax and Rent Rebates to Seniors and Disabled

The programs benefit Pennsylvanians ages 65 and older, adults with disabilities, and widows and widowers ages 50 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.