Week ahead to feature fever-pitched battle for White House, with healthcare at center stage

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With just 11 days remaining until America either re-elects Barack Obama or chooses Mitt Romney to succeed him as president, campaigning and political posturing are expected to reach new heights. One huge point of focus will be the future of healthcare, including Medicare and Medicaid funding, which the candidates clearly differ on. Major nursing home associations and their leaders have not endorsed a candidate, though the top executive at LeadingAge earlier this week said he thought aspects of the administration-backed Affordable Care Act would be more beneficial for his provider members than proposals from the challenger.
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