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New plan to revamp the ACA would transfer federal funding of long-term care

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Better outcomes and cost savings could be achieved if states exclusively funded long-term care for Medicaid beneficiaries, a prominent expert has proposed in a plan that would comprehensively transform the nation's healthcare system.

The Affordable Care Act is here to stay, even if nobody seems to know what that means

The Affordable Care Act is here to stay, even if nobody seems to know what that means

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As late as Friday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) indicated he still would like to upend Obamacare. But he really needs to find a less frustrating way to spend his working hours.

Who is ready for 2016?

Who is ready for 2016?

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I imagine, no matter their political affiliation, there's one thing that vendors in long-term care and politician operatives can agree on: This fall has felt like a marathon. Only the well energized survive, as they either jumped to swing states, set up conference booth after conference booth, or, in the case of the American Health Care Association conference in Florida and LeadingAge Convention in Colorado, did both.

Medicare premiums would rise for most beneficiaries under a premium-support model, study says

Medicare premiums would rise for most beneficiaries under a premium-support model, study says

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Under a premium-support model for Medicare, six in 10 beneficiaries would see an increase in their premiums, a non-partisan study released Monday found.

Swing state senior voters prefer Obama's Medicare plan to Romney/Ryan proposals

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President Obama's Medicare plan has more support among seniors in three swing states, new polls reveal.

The heart of what we believe

The heart of what we believe

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If the AARP convention last week was any indication, some seniors aren't buying what Paul Ryan is selling. The question is, are you?

Presidential campaign rhetoric on Medicare eclipses Medicaid policy debate

Presidential campaign rhetoric on Medicare eclipses Medicaid policy debate

While Mitt Romney advocates $810 billion in Medicaid cuts over the next decade, President Obama's plan would cost taxpayers an additional $642 billion over the same period. The president's plan would also add millions of people as Medicaid beneficiaries.

The worst kind of reality show

The worst kind of reality show

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All we wanted was a nugget, a morsel, a few bread crumbs maybe. And this is what we got instead? Lord, help us.

GOP presidential candidates spar over kosher nursing home meals

Mitt Romney's Republican presidential rivals are now pouncing on reports that Romney eliminated kosher meals for Jewish nursing homes in Massachusetts in 2003.

(Oval) Office politics and private equity

(Oval) Office politics and private equity

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It was nearly four and a half years ago that The New York Times caused quite a stir in this sector. That's when the self-proclaimed newspaper of record ran a largely unflattering piece about private equity firms that own nursing homes.

Support for universal healthcare program grows, poll finds

Support for universal healthcare program grows, poll finds

Residents of Massachusetts are increasingly supportive of the state's 2006 universal healthcare law, lending belief to the idea that the national Affordable Care Act will gain more public support over time.