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‘Social Impact Bonds’ Tap Private Money for Public Health

BY: - October 29, 2014

AP South Carolina hopes to use a Social Impact Bond to attack its high rate of premature births. But some question whether such “pay-for-success” contracts are useful or cost-effective. (AP) South Carolina is turning to an unusual source to finance a new program intended to reduce the state’s high rate of premature births: private investors. […]

How Tough Are Nursing Home Inspectors?

BY: - August 23, 2005

A third of U.S. nursing homes have food sanitation problems, and nursing homes in California, Nevada, Delaware, West Virginia and Hawaii scored more bad marks on state inspections than in other states in 2004. The most serious problems – failures that cause actual harm to residents – were reported in Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina […]