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Supreme Court will rule on NLRB situation that has left healthcare workers and employers in doubt

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The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear a case on disputed National Labor Relations Board appointments that President Barack Obama made in 2012, which have created uncertainty about the legitimacy of subsequent NLRB actions. Nursing homes and other healthcare providers are among the many businesses that have been affected by NLRB decisions during this time period.

AHCA, Alliance, support Obama's renomination of Tavenner as head of CMS

AHCA, Alliance, support Obama's renomination of Tavenner as head of CMS

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Marilyn Tavenner, the acting administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has been renominated by President Barack Obama to permanently fill the position.

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.

Swing state senior voters prefer Obama's Medicare plan to Romney/Ryan proposals

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President Obama's Medicare plan has more support among seniors in three swing states, new polls reveal.

CBO: Obama budget would achieve Medicare and Medicaid savings by cutting provider payments

CBO: Obama budget would achieve Medicare and Medicaid savings by cutting provider payments

An analysis of President Obama's proposed fiscal 2013 budget found it would lower government spending on Medicare by $276 billion and Medicaid by $66 billion over 10 years.

Obama's budget proposal would reduce Medicare payments

Obama's budget proposal would reduce Medicare payments

President Obama's 2013 budget proposal calls for spending cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, including a reduction in Medicare payments to nursing homes.

Talk of federal long-term care benefit won't go away

If opponents of the CLASS Act think they've beaten down or somehow subdued chief advocate Larry Minnix or his LeadingAge members, they have another thing coming. Despite a week of roiling controversy and confusion that has some official sources leaving it for dead, CLASS still has an active champion in Minnix. That much was abundantly clear in a video interview with McKnight's on Wednesday.