Unemployment

Cost of doing business about to rise for many providers

Cost of doing business about to rise for many providers

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It's not quite in the dirty-little-secret category, but here it is: The nation's recent economic downturn was good for the bottom line at many urban long-term care facilities. Change appears to be on the way.

Federal disability insurance program facing insolvency

States' control over qualification for Social Security Disability Insurance is contributing to a rapid depletion of funds from the federal benefit program, which could become insolvent in just a few years, according to a new report.

Healthcare reform helps those near retirement, the unemployed

Individuals aged 50-64—especially people in that age group experiencing long-term unemployment—stand to benefit the most from the healthcare reform law, according to a new study.

In test vote, senators reject extending Medicaid assistance to states

In test vote, senators reject extending Medicaid assistance to states

The Senate said "no" in a key test vote Wednesday to a jobs bill that contains nearly $25 billion in additional Medicaid assistance for states. But the chamber still could pass a scaled-down version of the bill later this week.

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