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Medicare-Medicaid ‘dual eligibles’ under scrutiny
USA Today

Charles Barnum, 70, has heart problems, kidney issues and diabetes. But his health coverage through a managed-care plan seems about as solid as you can find: He’s covered by not only Medicare, but Medicaid as well. “They keep a close eye on him,” said his daughter, Mary. Every few weeks, a nurse comes to her father’s Odessa, Mo., house to check on him, and his weight is monitored daily and sent via an electronic uplink.