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The White House, National Academies and now some members of Congress have called for nursing home reforms. Rep. Bobby Rush says corporations must be held accountable for pandemic deaths.
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Experts say you should break it down, beginning with deciding whether a nursing home is the right fit, or whether this is the right time.
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A USA TODAY investigation has traced a string of casualties back to one nursing home chain, Trilogy Health Services.
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A seemingly simple question — how many nursing home residents have gotten sick and died — has often turned into a political minefield.
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The state is on the cusp of becoming the first to offer all residents health care coverage, regardless of their immigration status.
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Comparing Medicare plans proves tough sledding — even for a veteran journalist tracking such plans for decades.
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Why Medicare advocates worry deeply about any moves that erode the program’s universal reach among seniors.
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The media has largely taken a pass on covering the dark side of Medicare Advantage plans, so people don't understand how the plans’ cost-sharing and provider networks really work.
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The media, the medical community, and academic drug experts all quickly questioned the FDA’s approval process — a rare occurrence.
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A new program takes aim at traditional fee-for-service Medicare. But will it reduce health care spending or boost private profits?

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