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GBO NEWS: GOP Tax Rigmarole; New America Media to Shut Down; USC, Harvard Journalism Fellowship Deadlines; NYT’s John Leland’s New Oldest-Old Book; & MORE

Posted: November 8, 2017 at 1:00 am


E-News of the Journalists Network on Generations — Our 24th Year.

November 8, 2017 — Volume 17, Number 12

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In This Issue: 15 years since 9/11, one year since 11/9.

1.TAX: RIGMAROLE: *** “House GOP Tax Cut Bill Has Pluses and Pitfalls for Healthcare Stakeholders,” by Harris Meyer, Modern Healthcare; *** “House Tax Bill Would Scrap Deduction For Medical Expenses,” by Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News; *** Statement from Center for Medicare Advocacy and Medicare Rights Center; *** “Hello Trump Tax Cuts, Goodbye Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security,” Newsweek, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich; *** “Why Skyrocketing Out-of-Pocket Expenses Are the Real Crisis in the American Health Insurance System,” by Trudy Lieberman, USC Center for Health Journalism’s “Remaking Health Care” blog.

2. SAD TIMES FOR THE GEN BEAT: New America Media/Pacific News Service to Shut Down After 47 Years

3. EYES ON THE PRIZE: *** 2018 California Fellowship Deadline Dec. 15, USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism; *** Harvard’s Nieman Fellowship Deadlines, Dec. 1, 2017 and Jan. 31.

4. THE BOOKMOBILE: *** Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from A Year Among the Oldest Old,” by the New York Times’ John Leland, Jan. 2018 publication, pre-pub review proofs now available.

5. THE STORYBOARD: *** “Studies in Tradition: Caring for our Elders,” by Dawn A. Davis, Caribbean Today; *** “Black Primary Care and Family Care Providers Embrace Online Toolkit to Help in Early Detection of Dementia,” by Charlene Muhammad, Los Angeles Sentinel; *** “Aging Farmworkers Face Challenges with Retirement,” by Stephanie Sanchez, KAWC Yuma Public Radio; *** “Ageism Is Everywhere — Here’s What We Can Do About It,” by Katy Read, Minneapolis Star Tribune; *** “Can Technology Predict Falls in Older Adults?” by Randy Rieland, Next Avenue; *** “Senior Medicine: When ‘More’ Isn’t Better,” Arthur Allen, POLITICO; *** “Financial Circumstances Have People Over 50 Working Longer,” Washington Informer, by Kevin McNeir.