Nearly 40 million Americans offer unpaid care to an adult friend or relative, and of those, Millennials make up a major part of this group, according to a report issued today by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving.
For the 42 million Americans who take care of loved ones at home, the responsibilities of care — once the purview of trained nurses — have become increasingly complex. AARP has begun to advocate for greater caregiver support through public policy and legislation, but the health care industry may be wary of additional regulation. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports. Continue reading
With the U.S. House of Representatives nearing a vote on a sweeping bid to overhaul the nation’s health care system, Democrats secured endorsements from two key groups Thursday while opponents rallied against the bill at the U.S. Capitol. Continue reading
In part two of Jim LehrerÆs conversation with Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chief discusses the state of the Obama administrationÆs economic recovery efforts, and the central bank’s efforts to help homeowners facing foreclosure. Continue reading
The clock is ticking for Medicare beneficiaries wishing to enroll in a prescription drug coverage plan by the May 15 registration deadline. Susan Dentzer of the NewsHour’s Health Unit reports on the prescription drug coverage countdown. Continue reading