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Great moments in unintended LTC consequences publishes a video feature called “Great Moments in Unintended Consequences.” Each episode features three problems, three “solutions,” and comical coverage of the unanticipated results. For example, “The Luxury Yacht Tax.” The year: 1990. The problem: the national debt is exploding. The solution: a 10% luxury tax on expensive boats.  Narrator: “Sounds like a great…

Clinical briefs for Thursday, July 15

FDA adds provider warning to J&J vaccine regarding rare neurological disorder … Biogen’s dementia drug Aduhelm could cost Medicaid up to $2.2 billion a year … Biden to nominate West Virginia’s Rahul Gupta as drug czar … Antibiotic stewardship lowers outpatient prescribing in VA facilities program … Skip azithromycin as treatment in mild COVID-19, researchers say … HHS provides $398M to small rural hospitals for COVID-19 testing, mitigation

President Biden, tear down this wall

“Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” Thomas Sowell “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.” Thomas Sowell…

The social contract for long-term care

America has a social contract for long-term care. It’s rarely acknowledged, but here it is. If you are stricken by a need for long-term care that you cannot afford, we help you even if you are not poor. Assuming you’re eligible medically, you’ll qualify for Medicaid as long as your income is (1) less than…

Calls for LTC, Medicaid and Medicare reform collide as Biden prepares for first speech to Congress

Long-term care reform needs more than a proposed $400 billion to boost home- and community-based services, financial experts and industry observers are warning. The question is whether President Joe Biden will take a broader approach to healthcare, and senior care in particular, as he prepares for his first speech before a joint session of Congress.

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