Lieberman wants the Medicare age raised. Digby has some thoughts.
The Wire producer David Simon to Eric Holder: We’ll do another season of The Wire if you end the war on drugs.
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.