Edward Kennedy

In another blow to CLASS, HHS shuts down office, reassigns staff

The chief actuary for the Department of Health and Human Service's CLASS Act program has said HHS is shutting down its CLASS office and that he no longer has a job, according to published reports.

President Obama signs major healthcare reform bill into law

President Obama with much fanfare but still without Republican support signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on Tuesday.

Future unclear for healthcare reform after Senate Republican's victory in Massachusetts

Future unclear for healthcare reform after Senate Republican's victory in Massachusetts

The election of Republican Scott Brown to senator in Massachusetts has put a question mark around the fate of legislation that would overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, according to the two major long-term care associations.

Next few days may determine future of CLASS Act

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The Senate Finance Committee's passage of a healthcare reform bill is exciting but also a bit nerve-wracking for many in the long-term care world.

Editors' Blog: Kennedy's contributions to healthcare

Editors' Blog: Kennedy's contributions to healthcare

The healthcare field, including long-term care, lost an advocate with the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Slashing Medicare to pay for healthcare reform an ugly shell game

Slashing Medicare to pay for healthcare reform an ugly shell game

Healthcare reform is a worthy goal, but it should not come at the expense of much-needed funding for nursing homes.