Feds offer $1.6 billion to pay Florida hospitals’ uncompensated care bills
May 26, 2015
The federal government is offering to authorize $1.6 billion to reimburse Florida’s hospitals for uncompensated care, but that is still $3 billion short in a budget impasse that is threatening to...
Obama pen ushers in post-acute changes
Nov 01, 2014
Long-term care leaders were on hand as President Barack Obama signed the IMPACT Act into law on Oct. 6.
Also in the news for Oct. 20, 2014 . . .
Oct 20, 2014
Obama appoints Ebola czar … Ventas CEO ranked in world’s top 100 by Harvard Business Review … ONC issues update on progress toward interoperability roadmap
Also in the news for July 23, 2014 . . .
Jul 23, 2014
Joint Commission releases free nursing home resource on preventing infection … ACA in the balance again as two courts issue contrary rulings on subsidies … Obama’s executive order on...
Fike 2.0: How national tragedy created a long-term care champion
May 20, 2014
Last week, President Obama dedicated the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. The occasion got me thinking about how the searing experience instilled in some survivors a fierce sense of mission. Katy...
Sebelius resigns as administration touts ACA enrollment numbers
Apr 11, 2014
Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as head of the Department of Health and Human Services, White House officials confirmed to news outlets Thursday.
Obama budget cuts provider payments
Apr 01, 2014
Presidents usually release budgets for reasons that have less to do with spreadsheets than legacies. President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 spending plan is no different. The $3.9 trillion proposal offers...
Obama: Eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, increase private capital
Aug 08, 2013
President Obama recently endorsed bipartisan efforts to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two of the most important sources of mortgage financing for the senior living sector.
Deal cut by Senate Republicans likely to cause labor pains
Jul 22, 2013
For many long-term care operators, labor relations might soon get even more challenging. And Senate Republicans are to blame, er, thank.
Obama makes National Labor Relations Board recommendations
Jul 18, 2013
The U.S. senate confirmed President Obama’s new NLRB nominees yesterday, fulfilling a bipartisan deal to avoid Democrat filibuster changes and resolve the NLRB’s recess appointee issue.