Governance-by-anecdote is alive in Washington, D.C.
Sep 26, 2022
In a press release warning of “Dire Conditions at For-Profit Nursing Home Chains in 2020,” the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis cited care problems at roughly a dozen nursing homes out...
Time for government – not nursing homes – to shoulder collective COVID-19 blame
Jun 07, 2021
In his 1964 State of the Union Address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared that “[e]very American community will benefit from the construction or modernization of schools and libraries and hospitals...
HHS: Medicare Advantage enrollment is up, premiums down
Sep 19, 2012
Enrollment in Medicare Advantage has jumped by 28% since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, federal health officials said Wednesday.
Chinese long-term care growing, lacking oversight and regulation, similar to U.S. decades ago, researchers...
Mar 15, 2011
The growing demand for nursing homes in China has dramatically outpaced the government’s ability to provide oversight, leaving that country’s long-term care industry in a state similar to that...
House committees release healthcare reform plan outline
Jun 22, 2009
Chairmen of three House committees Friday released a draft outline of healthcare reform legislation as Democrats push to pass a bill by August.
California denied federal bailout funds, future of long-term care funding remains uncertain
Jun 17, 2009
Obama Administration officials Tuesday denied a request from California lawmakers for federal financial bailout assistance, according to recent reports. The Golden State faces a $24 billion budget deficit...
Some believe Kennedy’s absence from Washington may affect outcome of healthcare reform
Jun 11, 2009
While Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) is considered the architect of the Affordable Health Choices Act bill, he was not on Capitol Hill when the pivotal bill was introduced Tuesday. Some wonder if his notable...
It’s now or never for healthcare reform, Obama says
Jun 01, 2009
President Barack Obama told thousands of supporters last week that healthcare reform has to take place this year.
Rockefeller introduces bill making MedPAC independent executive branch agency
May 27, 2009
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is a legislative entity whose purpose is to advise Congress on matters of Medicare reimbursement rates and coverage policies. Now, one senator has introduced...
Daschle still playing part in healthcare reform effort
May 22, 2009
Although he failed in his bid to become secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Daschle is by no measure out of the game. The former Senate Majority Leader is still taking an active...