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Democrats Push To Retool Health Care Programs

Dental work for seniors on Medicare. An end to sky’s-the-limit pricing on prescription drugs. New options for long-term care at home. Coverage for low-income people locked out of Medicaid by ideological battles.

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Nursing Homes In Quandary Over Biden’s No-Jab-No-Job Order

President Joe Biden’s edict that nursing homes must ensure their workers are vaccinated against covid-19 presents a challenge for an industry struggling to entice its lowest-paid workers to get shots without driving them to seek employment elsewhere.

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 More Nursing Home Weekend Inspections To Catch Understaffing

Feds: More Nursing Home Weekend Inspections To Catch Understaffing

Residents and their families frequently complain the residents have trouble getting basic help, such as assistance going to the bathroom, on weekends.

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Social Security Funding Should Ease Customer-Service Crisis

Years of budget cuts by Congress have left the Social Security Administration short of staff on its toll-free customer service line. Long lines form daily outside many local field offices.

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U.S. Appeals Court Voids Obama-Era Fiduciary Rule

A federal appeals court on Thursday voided the U.S. Department of Labor’s “fiduciary rule,” an Obama administration measure adopted in 2016 meant to curb conflicts of interest among providers of financial advice to Americans planning for retirement.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07:  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L) walks towards the Senate chamber at the Capitol February 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Sen. McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that they have reach agreement on a two-year budget deal. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bipartisan Senate Budget Deal Boosts Health, Medicare

In a rare show of bipartisanship for the mostly polarized 115th Congress, Republican and Democratic Senate leaders announced a two-year budget deal

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