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Dan Gorenstein

  • Matching the sickest patients with social workers and medical support doesn't reduce costly hospital readmissions, a study finds. Still, some believe greater social investment could make a difference.
  • Nearly 3 million Americans are caught in the vise grip that is mobile home living — they own their home but rent the land it sits on, making it nearly impossible to build equity. But a nonprofit is organizing co-ops that help transform tenants into homeowners, giving many a sense of stability they'd never experienced before.
  • New Hampshire has eliminated funding for representation of indigent parents charged with abuse or neglect of their child — leaving many such parents to navigate the legal system on their own. Child advocates fear that ongoing budget pressures will push other states to follow suit.