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 with much fanfare but still without Republican support signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on Tuesday.
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.
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.
The healthcare field, including long-term care, lost an advocate with the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Healthcare reform is a worthy goal, but it should not come at the expense of much-needed funding for nursing homes.