French President Francois Hollande has signed a law authorizing gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples, after months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate.More >>
France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of nationwide protests and wrenching...More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
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The inaugural River Bend Brewfest on May 18 at Riverfront Park will be a never-before experienced beer tasting event in Montgomery. The event will feature over 70 locally, regionally and nationally producedMore >>
The inaugural River Bend Brewfest on May 18 at Riverfront Park will be a never-before experienced beer tasting event in Montgomery. The event will feature over 70 locally, regionally and nationally produced craft, seasonal, specialty and microbrew beers for sampling.More >>
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in...More >>
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and...More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
On a day where the Crump Senior Center celebrated things red, white and blue, the national discussion about the U.S. Constitution and the Affordable Care Act was top of mind.
"I'm glad the law was passed, but they still need to do some work on it," said Elizabeth Geeter, who supports the law.
"It worries me that you don't really know enough to make an educated guess or an opinion, and I think most of us don't enough," said Betty Pinkston, who likes some parts of the law but not others.
For seniors specifically, the health care law could be positive because the Obama Administration says better Medicare coverage for those with high prescription drug bills and the law also means no copayments for preventive care. But some are concerned because the plan cuts some Medicare spending and could impact funding for hospitals, nursing homes and other providers.
And that's one of the concerns Department of Senior Services Commissioner Neal Morrison has about the law.
"And yet we're trying to help people and we're already short of funding, so why are you taking money away from the Medicare program to begin with,' Morrison said.
People on both sides of the health care debate agree on one thing: they want those who came up with the law to explain it a little better. So these seniors, who vote in big numbers, said they will be asking questions of their lawmakers to understand more about the law.