Unemployment

Your biggest expense is about to get worse

Your biggest expense is about to get worse

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There are growing signs that labor costs will soon be creeping up. That may be good news for the frontline workers and other staff who literally do the heavy lifting. But it's not so great for those who have to make sure payroll is met.

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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