Barbara Gay

Tax reform bill could devastate Medicaid, Medicare, groups warn

Tax reform bill could devastate Medicaid, Medicare, groups warn

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With a Senate vote on the GOP's tax reform bill expected to come before the end of the week, advocacy groups are urging lawmakers to reject the legislation for its potentially "drastic" effect on Medicare and Medicaid.

Profile: Barbara Gay

Profile: Barbara Gay

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Growing up in a quintessential New England town with extended family all around, Barbara Gay always appreciated the rich relationships she had with older adults.

Providers tackle Capitol Hill in person to try to prevent funding cuts

Providers tackle Capitol Hill in person to try to prevent funding cuts

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Preventing further reimbursement cuts, home- and community-based services, and housing will be the main topics of conversation Tuesday, when long-term care providers personally visit dozens of their respective U.S. lawmakers in Washington.

Survey: Most nursing home administrators say background checks are helpful, efficient

Survey: Most nursing home administrators say background checks are helpful, efficient

Criminal background checks have not been found to significantly limit the quantity or quality of candidates for nursing home jobs, a top nursing home advocate says. A recent government survey of nursing home administrators paints an accurate picture of what once was forecast as a contentious issues, LeadingAge Director of Advocacy Information Barbara Gay told McKnight's Wednesday.

Senior advocacy groups express sadness over Frank's retirement

Capitol Hill is losing a champion of affordable housing for low-income seniors with the retirement of Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), says one nursing home group.

Despite Republican takeover in House, healthcare reform repeal unlikely, AAHSA experts say

Despite Republican takeover in House, healthcare reform repeal unlikely, AAHSA experts say

Although the full impact of Tuesday's dramatic election results will take some time to grasp, providers should not fear a repeal of the new health reform law any time soon. Experts pointed this out Wednesday during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.