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Supposedly, the goal of so-called sheltered workshops is to train people with disabilities to work in integrated settings, earning typical wages. But that is rarely what happens.
The uninsured rate in the United States would plummet by 24-26 percent if Medicaid were expanded in every state, according to a report released this week.
The primary races and victories for women in these four states are a microcosm of what is happening at the national level.