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Glaring Quality Gaps in Nursing Homes to Grow With Medicaid Cuts

Nursing homes that rely the most on Medicaid tend to provide the worst care for their residents; not just the people covered by the program but also those who pay privately or have Medicare coverage.

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AARP: States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Home

States are making tepid progress helping millions of elderly and disabled people on Medicaid avoid costly nursing home care by arranging home or community services for them instead.

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How Affordable Care Act repeal would be ‘nuclear‘ for states‘ health care delivery

Congress and the White House are poised to dismantle health care protections in our state that may take decades to repair. It’s a health care nuclear option.

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Elaine Ryan's dad was a bus driver for 25 years.

What pension reforms has your state made?

Photo: Elaine Ryan’s dad was a bus driver for 25 years.   By Elaine Ryan My pop was a Buffalo city bus driver for 25 years.  Just like millions of Americans – firefighters, nurses, teachers, and other public employees – Pop worked hard and counted on having his pension to help retire with confidence and dignity.  […]

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Can you afford the health care you need?

Imagine this: You’ve been unemployed for a year and, as a result, don’t have health insurance. You have Type-2 Diabetes. You need blood tests, but they cost $600 and you can’t afford that.

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Balancing work and family, states starting to help

Lawmakers in many states this year are trying to make life a little easier for Americans struggling to balance work and family obligations.

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