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Health-care overhaul includes pilot program of house calls for elderly patients
Washington Post

From the back window of his rowhouse, Karl Schwengel can see the Capitol. But the 11 blocks might as well be so many miles, because he can barely walk across his bedroom, let alone go for a stroll.

Schwengel, 79, has congestive heart failure and arthritis. And although he lost 60 pounds during a recent hospital stay, he still weighs in at 260 pounds.