Mother/Daughter Team: On Working Together & Making Medicare Easy

Melinda Caughill and Diane J. Omdahl, RN, MS, are co-founders of 65 Incorporated, a company dedicated to making Medicare easy. They recently sat down with me via phone to talk about their company's mission and what it is like to be in an entrepreneurial venture working with family. The perspective of working in a family business that isn't a traditional "Mom and Pop" shop, but rather an internet-based information based service company is an interesting one. First a bit of background on these women and the company... ...more
Awesome! Melinda was my mentor in my entrepreneurship class. Nice lady and beautiful little boy. ...more

Fincher Misuses Public Money for Campaign Material

Fincher Misuses Public Money for Campaign MaterialI just found in the mail what was clearly campaign material sent by Stephan Fincher AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE. In this mailing, Fincher tries to mislead his constituents about The Affordable Care  Act. Let’s look at his claims one by one. Fincher claims the new health care law:1)      “Cuts 575 billion dollars from Medicare”...more

If Age Were Just A Number You Wouldn't Have To Laminate That Card

     Today I got my Medicare card in the mail.  I guess this was supposed to be the Government's idea of an early birthday present.   I would rather have had a bracelet or gift certificate to my favorite yarn store, Woolbearers.     I mean they must have made a mistake I cannot almost be the age one has to be to carry one of those cards....more

Social Security Disability Benefits:No subsitute for Medicare!

I received some very thoughtful comments abo...more

Taking A Stand Against Ageism at All Ages

By Margaret Morganroth Gullette, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine.New ageism is the term I use to describe the current American view of aging-past-youth. Whatever your age, you are likely to be affected by the new ageism -- in your job, in your sexual life, in your sense of identity, in your intergenerational relations....more

Today's NY-26 Vote: Women Are the Candidates and Issues (Not Image) Rule

In a special election to replace former member of Congress Chris Lee (who sent half-naked photos of himself over his cellphone), Western New York's 26th Congressional District is is voting on the issues today, thanks to two veteran woman candidates: New York State Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R) and Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul (D)....more

And I'd add that the tea party presence - compared to how it was in several elections in 2010 ...more

Boomers as Burdens

Boomer bashing, always a fun activity for some, could become an extreme sport this year now that the generation has officially hit Medicare age. Instead of just going after boomers as self important bores the trend is to paint boomers as burdens. ...more
You have put it so well. Every generation faces the same criticism though. Until we change the ...more

Older Baby Boomers problems portent disaster for Medicare

40% of older baby-boomers (ages 50-64) say they have trouble with routine physical activities such as climbing stairs, reaching overhead, walking a quarter mile & stooping....more