Archive | July, 2009

Compassionate Allowance Initiative Effective

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today hosted the agency’s fourth public hearing on Compassionate Allowances. Commissioner Astrue was joined by Marie A. Bernard, M.D., Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, and other Social Security officials. They heard testimony from some of the nation’s leading experts on early-onset […]

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Obama’s Health Care Plan Gets a Personal Story

From today’s New York Daily News, the president gets a up-close-and- personal story about the dysfunction of the Social Secuirty claim process for terminally ill people: “President Obama played the comforter-in-chief Wednesday when a woman with kidney cancer, no insurance and little hope went looking for help at his health care summit. “Obama gave an […]

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State by State Analyisis of Medicaid

There is a link to the July 1, 2009 edition of the MEDICAID WATCH under the “what’s new” tab here: Click here to read more Note that notable and recent state developments and proposals that expand access and eligibility appear in blue, while notable and recent state developments and proposals that cut access and eligibility […]

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