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Meals on Wheels

Expanding programs like Meals on Wheels, because they help some Medicaid-receiving seniors stay out of nursing homes, would save 26 of 48 states money, in addition to allowing more seniors to stay in their own homes, according to a new study in Health Affairs. 
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(Distributed October 7, 2013)

Health Care Reform

Obamacare — the Healthcare Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 — begins enrolling people for insurance Oct. 1, 2013, it could change the lives of millions of Americans and yet leave many others completely unaffected. Its impact on healthcare at large, argues Christopher Koller, Brown School of Public Health teaching associate and former Rhode Island health insurance commissioner, will also be only partial. It will make the system fairer but leave quality and cost unimproved.Read more...

(Distributed October 3, 2013)
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