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Published November 19, 2011, 12:00 AM

Red tape hinders care for neediest

Elmo Cruz, 76, who lives alone in a one-room apartment on New York City’s lower east side, is relegated to a wheelchair because of dystonia, an incurable muscular disorder, and has to take several medications daily. Cruz is typical of the estimated 6.5 million people receiving health care benefits through both Medicaid and Medicare. McClatchy Newspapers
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