Alabama

Three states to examine risk, reform in Medicaid project

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Alabama, Washington and Nevada are participating in a yearlong Medicaid project that could help share risk between states and the federal government, the National Governors Association said this week.

Nursing home refused to allow Muslim worker to wear hijab, government lawsuit alleges

Nursing home refused to allow Muslim worker to wear hijab, government lawsuit alleges

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An Alabama nursing home is being sued after it allegedly refused to allow a Muslim worker to wear a hijab on the job, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week.

Supreme Court declines Extendicare's appeal to review arbitration case

Supreme Court declines Extendicare's appeal to review arbitration case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a petition from Extendicare Homes to review a conflict over an arbitration agreement and wrongful death lawsuit.

More states are implementing consumer protections for long-term care insurance policies

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States are increasingly are implementing regulations designed to help resolve consumer tussles with long-term care insurance companies, according to news reports.

Funding rarity: Alabama governor demands more for Medicaid

Funding rarity: Alabama governor demands more for Medicaid

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Amid the flurry of bad news for long-term care providers, regarding Medicaid cuts, a spot of sunshine appeared in Alabama on Wednesday, when the governor said he would veto the state's budget if an additional $200 million were not added to the program.

Alabama high court upholds nursing home arbitration agreement that daughter signed

The Alabama Supreme Court recently ordered the estate of a woman injured during her stay at a nursing home to settle its dispute through arbitration. It determined that the woman "passively permitted" her daughter to sign an arbitration agreement on her behalf.