Ben Nelson

Senators call for OIG review of nursing home trust fund practices

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Leaders in the U.S. Senate have called for a special review of how nursing homes handle residents' money placed in trust funds. The chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), cited a recent USA Today report as the reason for the request.

Nelson calls for all states to receive Medicaid exemption

Nelson calls for all states to receive Medicaid exemption

During last month's Senate healthcare debate, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) negotiated a deal that would exempt his state from having to pay its share of a proposed Medicaid expansion plan. Now he's calling for a similar deal for the other 49 states.

CLASS ACT clears hurdle in Senate healthcare bill debate

CLASS ACT clears hurdle in Senate healthcare bill debate

An attempt to kill off the Community Living Assistance Supports and Services (CLASS) Act was thwarted Friday.