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how will rising costs affect services for an aging population?

Medicaid and long-term care: how will rising costs affect services for an aging population? Howard Gleckman By mid-century, the nation will be spending more on Medicaid, the joint state/federal health program for the poor, than it currently spends on national defense. Much of this projected growth will be generated by the rapidly expanding demand for […]

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Disabled face multiple barriers to employment

Disabled face multiple barriers to employment Russell Sykes In recent decades, there has been an increased expectation that individuals with disabilities should have the opportunity to work. This is evident in the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act and Ticket to Work legislation. State and local governments are encouraged to develop […]

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Uninsured women much more likely not to get Pap smears

Uninsured women much more likely not to get Pap smears Unfortunately, according to a recent report from the Agency for Health Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 14 percent of American women age 18-64 have not had a Pap smear in the past three years. Asian women […]