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Emily Friedman

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Independent health policy and ethics analyst; former Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioethics at the Boston University School of Public Health and writer on health issues for Hospitals & Health Networks Weekly, as well as other publications

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In 1975, fewer than 50 home care agencies existed nationwide. By 2009, there were nearly 6600, with a work force of some 2.5 million people caring for the nation's elderly at home.

Is Help on the Way for Home Care Workers?

In 1975, fewer than 50 home care agencies existed nationwide. By 2009, there were nearly 6600, with a work force of some 2.5 million people caring for the nation's elderly at home.

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Republicans delayed the vote until the morning of Christmas Eve, but just after 7 o'clock today, the Senate passed  its version  of healthcare reform with a bare 60 votes and promptly…

After Months of Bitter Debate, Senate Passes Landmark Health Bill

Republicans delayed the vote until the morning of Christmas Eve, but just after 7 o'clock today, the Senate passed its version of healthcare reform with a bare 60 votes and promptly…

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On his way to Europe to pick up his Nobel Prize, the President today commended Democrats in the Senate for an agreement arrived at last night to dispose of one of the most…

Senate Compromises on Healthcare Bill

On his way to Europe to pick up his Nobel Prize, the President today commended Democrats in the Senate for an agreement arrived at last night to dispose of one of the most…

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