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Single Payer Health Care More Questions Than Answers

Progressive Democrats have rallied around “Medicare-for-all,” a single-payer health plan popularized by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Now, some of Washington’s official bean counters are trying to add a new framework around what it might look like.

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‘The Financial Health of Social Security Is Strong’

Some members of Congress may not be prepared to protect Social Security, but the American people know better.

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Why Grandparents Should Work To Save Safety Net Programs

While the promotion of self-sufficiency is admirable, government entitlements warrant preservation since they provide a financial safety net.

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Medicare, Social Security Face Shaky Fiscal Futures

President Donald Trump has declared benefit cuts to the nation’s signature retirement programs off limits and many Democratic presidential candidates are calling for expanding Medicare benefits.

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Trustees Report Warns Medicare Finances Worsening

Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security’s financial problems can’t be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class.

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Georgina Morris fell ill to a particularly virulent strain of Clostridium difficile, known as C. diff, shortly after entering Astoria Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sylmar, Calif., in October 2015. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Nursing Home Infection Lapses Rampant, But Punishment is Rare

Basic steps to prevent infections , such as washing hands, isolating contagious patients and keeping ill nurses and aides from coming to work, are routinely ignored in the nation’s nursing homes.

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