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NLRB revisits rules that would speed up union elections; House members object

NLRB revisits rules that would speed up union elections; House members object

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The National Labor Relations Board is again recommending changes that would allow union organizers to speed up elections, drawing the ire of some House Republicans.

Nursing home wins appeal in voting ballot case

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A Pennsylvania nursing home has scored a victory for 14 of its residents, whose ballots were tossed in a Nov. 5 election.

Campaign 2012 boosted importance, value of nursing home care in public policy dialogue

Campaign 2012 boosted importance, value of nursing home care in public policy dialogue

Despite the customary complaints about negativity and the avalanche of TV ads, the 2012 campaign was unusually substantive from the standpoint of the entitlement reform discussion because both sides were required to make their best arguments about how we as a nation will protect seniors' Medicare funding in an era of unprecedented fiscal chaos.

Best is yet to come? Don't tell that to providers

Best is yet to come? Don't tell that to providers

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When he gave his acceptance speech Tuesday night, President Obama told the nation that "the best is yet to come." Many long-term care operators may not be in full agreement.

Election Day: Moment at hand for the future of healthcare funding and coverage

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After more than a year on the campaign trail, it all comes down to Tuesday. Elections across the country, topped by the battle for the presidency, will take place. The results could set in motion the framework for new regulatory and reimbursement processes for long-term care and other providers. Or they could further reforms already begun. Dozens of key U.S. congressional races also will be of interest to providers. Beyond the typical local implications, elected members of Congress will be able to dictate the direction of any national agenda for healthcare and funding reform.

Tough choice for many operators: vote with heart or wallet?

Tough choice for many operators: vote with heart or wallet?

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A friend once told me that long-term care operators are Republicans who make a living off Democratic policies. If that's the case, many of these folks may have to hold their noses when they cast votes in November.

The votes are in: Researchers find mobile polling helps nursing home residents during election season

Mobile polling, in which election officials bring ballots to nursing home residents and assist with voting, is better than current voting methods for individuals in long-term care, according to a new study.

More election officials need training on voting practices in long-term care facilities, GAO finds

States can do more to improve the integrity of the voting process in long-term care facilities, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.

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