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  • Why isn’t this night different?

    1 week ago

    Predictably, the 2015 House Republican budget released by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on April 1 proposes devastating and monumental cuts to programs designed to help those among us who need it most. It would slash Medicaid; it would change the funding,...

  • Sasha Abramsky: Still fighting the war on poverty

    January 23, 2014 | 5:18 pm

    In his new book, “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives” (Nation Books, $26.99), journalist Sasha Abramsky interviews a couple unable to qualify for Medicaid because of the monetary value of the burial plots they bought to avoid being buried in a pauper’s...

  • The Obamacare Apocalypse

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 11, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Last week, a professor of physics and astronomy told the New York Times that the probability of an asteroid hitting the earth ----  it happened over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February, with the energy of 30 Hiroshimas ----  isn't once in a century or two, it's once in a decade or...

  • Navigating the health care maze

    July 10, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Congressman Henry Waxman’s granddaughter recently introduced him to the acronym “YOLO.” It stands for “You Only Live Once” and is often used by young people as a justification to take chances. 

    Telling the story last month to a roomful of sympathetic seniors, the Democratic...

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  • Senior service providers wary as New Year approaches

    December 11, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    They’ve weathered five years of economic crisis, relentless state budget cuts and growing demand for their services. Now, social service providers for seniors in the Los Angeles area are bracing for a new slew of challenges in 2013.

    From federal budget negotiations and the...

  • HEALTH CARE DECISION — Jews react: Los Angeles Jewish Home CEO & President

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 28, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    Molly Forrest, CEO and president of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, had surgery to alleviate arthritis in her neck in December 2010.

    Stuck in bed for 35 days, she read the entire Affordable Care Act – all 2,080 pages of it. She has since read it again so she knows it well, and she...

  • Medicaid reforms need not undermine services

    February 13, 2012 | 5:22 pm

    During February, Jewish communities across North America observe Jewish Disability Awareness Month. It is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of the needs, strengths, opportunities and challenges of individuals with disabilities in our communities, and to ensure we are building...

  • U.S. House extends Medicaid funding

    August 11, 2010 | 10:58 am

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved the extension of vital Medicaid funding, which was a top priority of the Jewish community.

    The House voted Tuesday to extend the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage, a formula used to determine how much Medicaid funding each state...

  • Drug Plan Proving Bitter Pill for Seniors

    By David J. Silverman

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    After sorting through piles of brochures, Millie Topper thought she had finally found the right Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit plan to pay for the high blood pressure medications she wanted.

    But once the 77-year-old resident of Silver Spring, Md., crunched the numbers, she...

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