They say politics makes for strange bedfellows. It makes for stranger politicians.
A federal judge in Florida has determined that a legal case involving more than $1 billion in wrongful death and other judgments against a bankrupt nursing home company can proceed.
A legal case involving $1 billion in wrongful death and other judgments against a bankrupt nursing home company can proceed, a federal court has ruled. The matter involves private equity firm GTCR, which was helmed by current Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.
Long-term care providers are sitting anxiously on the sidelines as members of Congress tussle with what to do before the end of the month about certain healthcare payment formulas. What will actually be done — or not done — is a great unknown. But providers can be certain there will be at least one political arena where they're going to take a beating soon, and it's going to stretch out through the November elections.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) recently signed into law new nursing home safety regulations that aim to end the pattern of violence in that state's facilities, according to local news reports.
Ten governors implored lawmakers this week to extend Medicaid assistance to states by another six months. The extra funding is set to expire halfway through fiscal year 2011, which began Thursday.
Nursing home operators and seniors' rights groups in Illinois are clashing over proposed changes to that state's long-term care system, according to news reports.
In response to articles published by the Chicago Tribune exposing problems in Illinois nursing homes, Gov. Pat Quinn (D) Thursday proposed sweeping changes to the system.