Puerto Rico is Bankrupt!

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Puerto Rico has been facing huge debts and population loss for some time. However, in a historic move that will likely trigger a fierce legal battle, the island territory declared bankruptcy. Questions: 1. According to the article, what were the main debts it listed in its filing? 2. How many jobs and what amount of… Read more »

Mylan Settles with the Government

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According to the New York Times, Mylan, the maker of the allergy treatment EpiPen, said Friday that it had reached a $465 million settlement with the Justice Department and other government agencies over questions on whether the company had overcharged Medicaid for the treatment by improperly classifying it as a generic drug. Questions: 1. What… Read more »

Outlasting Resources: Unchartered Medicaid Territory

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The presidential election may decide the fate of Medicaid’s future. Faced with rising Medicaid costs and budget deficits, many states are already trying to cut the cost of long-term care by significantly changing Medicaid coverage, through the use of federal waivers. To be eligible for Medicaid, a person must spend down so that they have… Read more »