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This is a man’s world

James Brown:

Try a little tenderness

Otis Redding:

Oy

Lieberman wants the Medicare age raised. Digby has some thoughts.

Cry me a river

Joe Cocker with Mad Dogs and Englishmen:

When I was young

Eric Burdon and the Animals:

You’re my favorite waste of time

Marshall Crenshaw:

Mr. Soul

Buffalo Springfield:

Hah

The Wire producer David Simon to Eric Holder: We’ll do another season of The Wire if you end the war on drugs.

Motivation

Hah! I figured this out when I was a department head:

Progress

No, really. Let’s face it, we’re not going to see this under a Republican administration since they don’t even pretend to care about being humane:

The Obama administration is set on Friday to issue policy guidance to states expanding their ability to offer same-sex couples the same protections afforded to straight couples when they receive long-term care under Medicaid, the Washington Blade has learned exclusively.

Under the new guidance, dated June 10, states have the option to allow healthy partners in a same-sex relationship to keep their homes while their partners are receiving support for long-term care under Medicaid, such as care in a nursing home.

Medicaid kicks in for a beneficiary to receive care after an individual depletes virtually all of their money. To pay for the beneficiary’s expenses under Medicaid, a state could impose a lein, or take possession, of a beneficiary’s home to pay for Medicaid expenses.

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