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Nursing home chief: An Obama victory would be better

Nursing home chief: An Obama victory would be better

Hours before the final presidential debate started Monday, LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix made it clear whom he thought long-term care providers need to vote for. While not outright campaigning for President Obama, Minnix said the incumbent’s policies would be better for the future of the profession than those proposed by his challenger, Mitt Romney.

All eyes turn to the Senate over the fate of the CLASS Act

Providers will be among the interested stakeholders watching closely for signs whether the Senate will follow the House’s lead and vote to repeal the CLASS Act. Many observers believe the Democrat-led Senate will not, but there has been at least a minor shift in momentum for it recently. Various news reports have detailed what it could mean to have the dormant measure still on the books, and fiscal conservatives don’t like it. Meanwhile, proponents of the first-ever government long-term care benefit continue to press their opponents with the question: If not CLASS, then what?

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

House repeals CLASS Act

The House of Representatives repealed the CLASS Act on Wednesday night, although its future is far from clear.
Many observers expect Republican efforts to repeal CLASS will die in the Senate, where there is likely not enough support to push through the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act.

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