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Medicaid Shift Fuels Rush
for Profitable Clients

New York Times, by Nina Bernstein

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Posted By:Drive, 5/9/2014 8:33:41 AM

When Hurricane Sandy flooded two adult homes in Queens, hundreds of disabled, elderly or mentally ill residents were caught in the surge. After weeks in public shelters, they were bused, over their objections, to a dilapidated four-story building called King’s Hotel, in a crime-ridden section of Brooklyn. Many had not showered in days. Crammed three cots to a room, they lacked basics like clean underwear. But in the parallel universe of New York’s redesigned Medicaid program, they represented a gold mine. Business managers from CenterLight Healthcare, a managed care company specializing in long-term services, huddled in a ground floor hotel room, poring

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 5/9/2014 12:35:00 PM     (No. 9842392)

Democratic Governor, Democratic President. Katrina victims were treated worse, how?

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