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Archive for July 12th, 2012

Lutheran Services of America (LSA) has named Charlotte Haberaecker as the next president and CEO. Haberaecker has held positions with Global Impact, Fannie Mae, and Price Waterhouse. “I am honored to accept this position with Lutheran Services in America, which represents so much effective work to improve the lives of our neighbors. To be able to combine my nonprofit and business background and my faith is an amazing opportunity,” she says.

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The National Governor’s Association begins its annual meeting in Virginia today with the group asking federal authorities for clarification on expanding Medicaid in their states.

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Although states can opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, they still may not tighten eligibility requirements, the nation’s top health official warned this week.

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Terminally ill cancer patients had a better quality of life when they could die at home and avoid intense life-prolonging measures, a new study finds.

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Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the House of Representatives voted July 11 to repeal the law. The Senate leadership has no plans to bring repeal legislation up for a vote, so for at least the remainder of this year the ACA remains law. The Supreme Court’s decision left all ACA provisions intact except for the expansion of Medicaid to cover everyone with incomes at or below 133% of the federal poverty rate. The Court’s decision essentially made the Medicaid expansion a state option. 

 

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