MNA Daily NewsScan, December 4, 2012: Flu season could be severe

4 Dec

NOTES ON NURSING

CDC Says US Flu Season Starts Early; Could be Bad    Flu season in the United States is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade — and it could be a bad one

HEALTH CARE

GOP Counteroffer Would Raise Medicare Age    Republicans are proposing a “fiscal cliff” plan that revives ideas from failed budget talks with President Barack Obama last year, calling for raising the eligibility age for Medicare, lowering cost-of-living hikes for Social Security benefits and bringing in $800 billion in higher tax revenue.

LABOR NEWS

Domestic Workers’ Plight Demonstrates Need for Labor Protection    Twenty-three percent of all domestic workers in the United States and 67 percent of live-in workers, including nannies, housecleaners, and elder caregivers, earn less than minimum wage.

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