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States make Medicaid enrollment easier in preparation for healthcare reform

States make Medicaid enrollment easier in preparation for healthcare reform

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Most states are making the Medicaid application process easier as they prepare for implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a recently released study from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families.

Hospitalization for Medicare patients often leads to nursing home, study finds

Hospitalization for Medicare patients often leads to nursing home, study finds

Medicare beneficiaries who are hospitalized for acute-care treatment, including a stroke or hip fracture, are at an "extremely high risk" for needing long-term care in a nursing home, a new study finds.