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As a mum to a disabled daughter, there are 4 new ways I’m handling my money

I was already financially literate when I became a mother, but I had to learn a new financial lexicon when my disabled child was diagnosed. I learned about Medicaid waivers, including the Katie Beckett Waiver/TEFRA, and Intellectual and Developmental Disability waiver. These waivers allow disabled children to access Medicaid funding […]
As a mum to a disabled daughter, there are 4 new ways I’m handling my money
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The 5 states adopting the Trump administration’s healthcare plan for poor Americans paid more than $400 million just to process paperwork, government watchdog says

The Trump administration’s efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid cost more than $US400 million in paperwork and other wasteful administrative spending in a handful of states, a government watchdog said in a report released on Thursday. The General Accountability Office, a nonpartisan agency serving Congress, identified a hole in […]
The 5 states adopting the Trump administration’s healthcare plan for poor Americans paid more than $400 million just to process paperwork, government watchdog says
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A top VC firm just got another $800 million to back healthcare and fintech startups. We talked to Oak HC/FT execs about what they’re looking to invest in next.

Venture capital firm Oak HC/FT just raised an $US800 million fund, bringing its total assets under management to $US1.9 billion. It’s the third fund for the firm, which was founded in 2014 and invests in healthcare and financial technology companies. We talked to Oak HC/FT about where it’s planning to […]
A top VC firm just got another $800 million to back healthcare and fintech startups. We talked to Oak HC/FT execs about what they’re looking to invest in next.
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Dispensed: The inside story of uBiome, a visit to the largest health system in New York, and what it’s like to take a ‘biotech for dummies’ course

Hello, Welcome to this week’s edition of Dispensed, our weekly healthcare newsletter here at Business Insider, where we’re recovering from sugar rushes induced by a company-wide summer party last night. If you’re following along with what’s happening on the hill, you might have noticed a refrain that echoes what Emma […]
Dispensed: The inside story of uBiome, a visit to the largest health system in New York, and what it’s like to take a ‘biotech for dummies’ course
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Americans hate Republicans’ idea to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to bring down the soaring deficit. And they have another idea the GOP won’t like.

The federal deficit hit $US779 billion in fiscal year 2018, the highest since 2012. Republicans have suggested that the US needs to cut entitlements – Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security – to get the deficit under control. But most Americans would rather reverse the GOP tax law and raise revenue […]
Americans hate Republicans’ idea to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to bring down the soaring deficit. And they have another idea the GOP won’t like.
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Dozens of doctors tasked by the US government with screening immigrants have histories of abuse or crime — one doctor even tried to have a patient killed

Dozens of doctors tasked by the federal government with screening immigrants have serious criminal records or histories of abusing patients, a federal watchdog says. One of the doctors even has a felony conviction for attempting to hire a hit man to kill a “dissatisfied patient,” and another doctor has a […]
Dozens of doctors tasked by the US government with screening immigrants have histories of abuse or crime — one doctor even tried to have a patient killed
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Virginia looks poised to secure a major win for Obamacare’s legacy

The Virginia Senate approved a state budget that includes Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. A final vote in the House is needed, but the move would make Virginia the 33rd state to approve Medicaid expansion. The potential is an example of Obamacare’s resiliency despite GOP attempts […]
Virginia looks poised to secure a major win for Obamacare’s legacy
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Paul Ryan is already giving up on his biggest goal for 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan has long wanted to enact entitlement reforms through cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. Ryan said in December that he wanted to tackle the issue in 2018. On Friday, Ryan admitted that these programs would not see changes in the upcoming legislative year. House Speaker […]
Paul Ryan is already giving up on his biggest goal for 2018
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McDonald’s Hotline Caught Urging Employee To Get Food Stamps

Nancy Salgado has worked at a McDonald’s in Chicago for the last 10 years, earning minimum wage while struggling to support her 7-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son. So she recently called the fast food chain’s employee hotline — known as McResources — to see whether the company could help improve […]
McDonald’s Hotline Caught Urging Employee To Get Food Stamps