Martha Coakley

State Supreme Court blocks effort to criminally charge nursing home company in neglect case

The Massachusetts Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an attempt to charge a nursing home company with manslaughter. The case involved an employee whose alleged neglect led to the death of a resident.

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.

A blow to healthcare reform

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The buzz among long-term care providers today, as expected, is the upset in the Massachusetts Senate race. How healthcare reform will play out now is anyone's guess.