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Providers ponder prospect of Supreme Court killing Obamacare

Providers ponder prospect of Supreme Court killing Obamacare

Individuals struggling to make ends meet and long-term care providers relying on a solvent Medicaid program could be on opposite ends of the verdict when the U.S. Supreme Court begins deliberations on a lawsuit trying to kill the Affordable Care Act.

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White House defends MedPAC 'replacement' panel in Supreme Court brief

The federal government this week argued to the Supreme Court that a lower court was correct when it dismissed challenges to a payment review provision in the Affordable Care Act. Long-term care providers are among those who had hoped the challenges would be successful.

Study: Shorter hospital stays hike death risk, rehab problems after hip fracture

Older patients need longer hospital stays after hip fractures or risk premature death, researchers assert this week in the British Medical Journal.

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Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

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