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Instead of costly institutional care, Medicaid pays for a nurse's aide, a speech therapist and a registered nurse for home visits.

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Instead of costly institutional care, Medicaid pays for a nurse's aide, a speech therapist and a registered nurse for home visits.

Romney’s Dependence: Health Care?

Mitt Romney’s remarks about the 47 percent of Americans whom he says are dependent on government services revealed a gaping hole in his logic of dependence. Absent from Romney’s remarks, and from the reaction to them, is an acknowledgement of...

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Demonstrators on the steps of the Supreme Court protest against the Affordable Care Act in Washington.

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Demonstrators on the steps of the Supreme Court protest against the Affordable Care Act in Washington.

Latest CBO Report on Health Law Adds to Business Uncertainty

The Congressional Budget Office’s new estimates of the budgetary impact of the Affordable Care Act, made in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling last month, glides right by one obvious fact: the budget analysts really have no idea how...

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Ozombie Care

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Ozombie Care

Ozombie Care

President Obama’s push for near-universal health insurance coverage may be harder to kill than most zombies. If the Supreme Court decides to take a metaphorical stake to Obama’s health-care overhaul law and tosses the individual mandate out on the front...

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