Older Americans hit hard by the Great Recession

Monday, October 24, 2011
WTF Older Americans recession hp 10.24.11

The financial future looks bleak for older Americans who have lost their jobs or their retirement savings during the Great Recession of 2007-2009.

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Transcript: Dr. Sandra Nathan on the Older Americans Act reauthorization

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dr. Sandra Nathan urged Congress to pass the Older Americans Act reauthorization and highlighted several reform initiatives to help improve older American’s economic security damaged by the Great…

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Transcript: Dr. Heidi Hartmann on growing reliance on Social Security by American seniors

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dr. Heidi Hartmann outlined the grim financial future facing many older Americans as a result of the 2007-2009 recession and slow economic recovery and how that would lead…

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Transcript: Gail Ruggles on how Vermont’s Senior Community Service Employment Program helped her re-enter the workforce

Thursday, October 20, 2011

At age 59, Gail Ruggles was divorced, in debt, and working five part-time jobs while raising two teenagers on her own when she was introduced to Vermont’s Senior…

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Transcript: Dr. Eric Kingson on cost of living adjustments for Social Security recipients

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dr. Eric Kingson called on Congress to implement Social Security cost of living adjustments that accurately reflect the rising cost of health care for American seniors.

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Transcript: Barbara Bovbjerg on the recession’s profound impact on older Americans

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The latest GAO study showed that older Americans have been hit hard by the Great Recession of 2007 – 2009.

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Transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders on the recession and older Americans

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sen. Bernie Sanders held a hearing yesterday examining the impact of the 2007 recession on older Americans, particularly those heavily reliant on Social Security and Medicare benefits.

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Transcript: Martha Kanter’s Testimony on “Drowning in Debt: Financial Outcomes of Students at For-Profit Colleges”

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Martha Kanter, Undersecretary of Education, testifying at the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions. PHOTO SOURCE: help.senate.gov

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Hearing on “Drowning in Debt: Financial Outcomes of Students at For-Profit Colleges”(June 7, 2011) Transcript of Testimony by Martha Kanter, Undersecretary…

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Transcript: Pauline Abernathy’s Testimony on “Drowning in Debt: Financial Outcomes of Students at For-Profit Colleges”

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Pauline Abernathy testimony on for-profit colleges

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Hearing on “Drowning in Debt: Financial Outcomes of Students at For-Profit Colleges”(June 7, 2011) Transcript of Testimony by Pauline Abernathy, Vice…

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Transcript: Eric Schmitt’s Testimony on “Drowning in Debt: Financial Outcomes of Students at For-Profit Colleges”

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Eric Schmitt, alumnus of Kaplan University in Iowa, testifying at the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions. PHOTO SOURCE: help.senate.gov

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Hearing on “Drowning in Debt: Financial Outcomes of Students at For-Profit Colleges”(June 7, 2011) Transcript of Testimony by Eric Schmitt, alumnus…

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