According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, including 110,000 here in Wisconsin. In 2017, caring for individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementias will cost $259 billion - including $175 billion in direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid.
CONSTITUENT SERVICES? Three months ago, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren voted against a health bill that had Massachusetts as a major beneficiary. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the GOP plan to replace Obamacare will hurt sick people yet she was among just a handful of senators to vote against a bipartisan Obama-sponsored health measure that's targeting billions at medical research, including for her home state.
Soon, the Senate will be holding hearings to determine who the next Secretary of Health and Human Services will be. President-Elect Trump has nominated Georgia Congressman Tom Price.
Blood Drive at Rosary Chapel Catholic Church, 711 Ohio St., Paducah, KY 42003, sponsored by Rosary Chapel Women's Ministry.
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, clearing the way for payouts to begin to those who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. The settlement covers more than 20,000 retired NFL players for the next 65 years.
The presidential race has been dominated by debate over job creation, retirement, and other tenets of economic security, along with looming questions over race in America and threats from abroad. The future of Social Security makes up two of the top 10 crowdsourced and crowd-voted questions the public would like moderators of Sunday's town-hall-style debate to ask the presidential candidates.
Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Tuesday that the late Pat Summitt, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history, was a role model for women and will be missed. "She is definitely going to be missed," she said on Fox News.