Addressing the Rising Costs of Long-Term Health Care The nation's bill for long-term healthcare is about $140 billion a year and growing. The debate over its expense is central to two other current policy debates in Washington: Medicaid funding -- and changes to Social Security.
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Addressing the Rising Costs of Long-Term Health Care

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Addressing the Rising Costs of Long-Term Health Care

Addressing the Rising Costs of Long-Term Health Care

Addressing the Rising Costs of Long-Term Health Care

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The nation's bill for long-term healthcare is about $140 billion a year and growing. The debate over its expense is central to two other current policy debates in Washington: Medicaid funding — and changes to Social Security.