Providers likely to gain from immigration policy changes
Nov 14, 2014
President Obama will be unveiling a multi-pronged plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration policy, possibly later today. Its most controversial component — a reprieve for the millions who face...
Long-term care advocacy group cheers executive order barring arbitration agreements, urges further action
Aug 04, 2014
A prominent long-term care consumer advocacy group hailed a recent executive order banning certain government contractors from using arbitration agreements, saying this is a step toward eliminating these...
Is this really the best way to get a raise?
Mar 17, 2014
I can say with a straight face that I’m not a complete stranger to the battle over decent living wages.
King’s dream and the thorny reality in long-term care
Aug 27, 2013
I got together with a few friends last weekend, and one of them mentioned she had volunteered in a nursing home during high school. She shared one of her vivid memories, of a certain resident who was sweet...
Medicare up for debate in ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations
Dec 03, 2012
With deficit reduction all the rage in Washington, the central question remains: Where might funding cuts and revenue streams come from? Medicare is clearly in the crosshairs, continuing to make providers...
Presidential campaign rhetoric on Medicare eclipses Medicaid policy debate
Sep 04, 2012
While Mitt Romney advocates $810 billion in Medicaid cuts over the next decade, President Obama’s plan would cost taxpayers an additional $642 billion over the same period. The president’s...
White House will reach a decision on 2% cut to Medicare providers within 30 days
Aug 09, 2012
The Obama Administration has one month to issue a report detailing whether Medicare providers will see 2% across-the-board cuts based on legislation signed by the president Tuesday.
Obama pushes for Tavenner confirmation hearing
May 24, 2012
The Obama Administration is pushing the Senate Democrats to hold a confirmation hearing for Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to news reports.
Fix Medicare funding woes ‘forever’ by eliminating subsidy for wealthy, conservative says
May 15, 2012
Wealthy seniors should pay more in Medicare premiums, according to a brief from the conservative Heritage Foundation.
Funding for Alzheimer’s research in question
Apr 05, 2012
The $80 million President Obama designated to Alzheimer’s research could have more strings attached to it than previously thought, a key senator has said.