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Pinellas seniors to David Jolly: Hands off my Medicare listen

02/05/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: David Jolly, Alex Sink, Lucas Overby, CD 13, Bill Young, Pinellas County, Medicare, seniors

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A dozen Pinellas County Medicare recipients are asking congressional candidate David Jolly to keep his hands off their healthcare. During a protest Wednesday at Jolly

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In St. Pete House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer joins with congressional candidate to express support for Medicare listen

05/23/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Democrats in Congress are worried about a Republican-led budget proposal that would cut funding to Medicare. During a roundtable discussion this morning in St. Pete, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer joined a local congressional candidate to tell a small group of Pinellas County seniors that conservative initiatives in Congress would be detrimental to retirees and their families.

After working for both a Democrat and a Republican in Washington, congressional candidate Jessica Ehrlich has ...

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Pasco County seniors want elected officials to take a look at retirement benefits listen

04/27/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A group of 50 senior citizens in the Land O’ Lakes area is worried that Medicare and Social Security benefits might be in trouble. The American Association of Retired Persons, or AARP, conducted a question and answer session with them Friday morning and plan to take the results all the way to Washington D.C.

You’ve earned a say.” That’s what AARP officials are calling a program...

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Seniors told to "not trust anybody" at fraud prevention forum listen

10/19/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Identity theft and fraud are a threat to many people these days, but seniors can be especially vulnerable. Yesterday members of Florida’s Department of Financial Services visited the Sunshine Center in St. Petersburg to help seniors stay alert.

Carol Radin is with the Office on Aging for the City of St. Petersburg, and said that seniors in particular need to be aware of scams and fraudulent offers in the mail.

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Castor - new bill would pay seniors in lieu of cost of living increase listen

10/27/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Earlier this month, the US Social Security Administration announced that, once again, it won’t increase payments to seniors to reflect the rising cost of living. One US Member of Congress from Tampa is pushing for funds to help offset the increased cost of living for seniors – if it can escape Republicans.

For the third year in a row, the Social Security Administration won’t budge on the amount it pays out to seniors and others who rely on the system. US Member of Congress Kathy Castor sa...

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Fraud prevention workshop focuses on seniors listen

06/02/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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As the economy sinks deeper into recession, fraud against citizens remains a concern. For that reason, the Federal Trade Commission and the office of Sen. Mel Martinez held a fraud prevention workshop this morning at the new Town 'N Country Senior Center.

Claudene Hicks, 80, was a victim of telemarketing fraud which added charges to her phone bill. But she was able to clear up the matter by going to a consumer protection agency.

“I kept getting thi...

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