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Countdown to Global Pandemic: Flu Deaths Up More Than 40%

Wall Street's reckless "profits over people" ethos is part of the reason the Flu bug claimed at least 40 percent more lives last season.

New Societal Worry: Aging Baby Boomers

Each day more and more middle-class families are faced with the same economic challenge: how to simultaneously pay their bills as prices rise for everything from food to gasoline, and still put something away for their parents' future long-term health care needs.

This challenge is no more and no less than a source of future economic terror for the beleaguered American families championed by the Occupy Wall Street movement. The largest generation in U.S. history - the 76 million Baby Boomers - are beginning to retire and will soon begin to enter our nation's flawed system of long-term care.

With nursing home costs routinely topping $5,000 a month, the stark reality is that access to affordable comprehensive long-term care coverage remains elusive for the vast majority of people who will need it. The present system is stacked against the middle class, because it's designed to drain the fruits of a parent's labors before they qualify for government coverage, leaving nothing behind for the children of the 99%.

One alternative is to find a way to care for more elderly Americans at home by supplementing their families with health care professionals and expanding our nation's adult day care and home health care programs.

Deficit Reduction Committee Raking in “Donations”

The 12 members of Congress' deficit reduction committee are experiencing a windfall in political donations. They've received more than $300,000 from 93 special...