One Woman’s Slide From Middle Class to Medicaid

DEDHAM, Mass. — A dozen or so years into retirement, Rita Sherman had plenty going for her financially. Recently widowed, she had a net worth of roughly $600,000 as of 1998. Her health was excellent, and she dutifully purchased a long-term care insurance policy that would cover three years of nursing home costs should she ever need help. […]

The Economic System That Made the Grenfell Tragedy Possible

As raging flames consumed the Grenfell Tower housing complex, London’s genteel facade of civility melted away, exposing a hidden human tragedy at its urban core. The immediate cause of the blaze earlier this month was a lack of basic building safeguards, but the underlying tinder was decades of social disinvestment and callous neglect of the […]

House ACA Repeal Bill Puts Children with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs at Severe Risk

The Senate is currently considering the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — the House-passed bill that would not only effectively end the Medicaid expansion, but radically restructure federal financing for virtually the entire Medicaid program, threatening coverage for tens of millions of Americans.  THESE CHANGES TO MEDICAID WOULD MAKE IT ESPECIALLY HARD FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS, INCLUDING THOSE WITH […]