Employers can be required to display union posters, judge rules
Mar 06, 2012
The National Labor Relations Board was deemed to be within its legal rights with its requirement that employers post notices about unionization rights, a U.S. district judge has ruled.
Obama budget calls for Medicare cuts for SNFs, penalizes rehospitalizations
Feb 14, 2012
While President Obama’s proposed 2013 budget contains expected Medicare cuts, long-term care groups have expressed their disappointment. Among other proposals, the American Health Care Association...
The worst kind of reality show
James M. Berklan
Feb 01, 2012
All we wanted was a nugget, a morsel, a few bread crumbs maybe. And this is what we got instead? Lord, help us.
House GOP continue with CLASS repeal efforts
Jan 18, 2012
With Congress back in session, House Republicans are back at trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s disability insurance benefit.
Alzheimer’s experts to finalize Obama administration taskforce plan
Jan 17, 2012
A panel of Alzheimer’s experts is kicking off a two-day meeting in Washington today to formalize an Obama administration goal of developing effective ways to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s by...
Congress votes to prevent whopping physician pay cut
Dec 23, 2011
The House and Senate voted Friday morning to pass a two-month extension of the so-called “doc fix,” preventing a scheduled 27.4% cut in Medicare payments for physicians.
CLASS Act is far from dead, according to supporters
Oct 17, 2011
When the White House effectively killed the CLASS Act, the program’s most vocal advocates dug in their heels in hopes of resurrecting the long-term care insurance program.
Obama’s proposed Medicare and Medicaid cuts could negatively impact beneficiaries, experts say
Sep 22, 2011
The Obama administration says that proposed reimbursement cuts to Medicare and Medicaid providers shield beneficiaries from access-to-care difficulties, but some experts aren’t so sure.
Obama administration looking at big healthcare cuts
Sep 15, 2011
President Obama, much to the dismay of fellow Democrats and healthcare providers, is expected to ask Congress and its super committee to find $300 billion to $500 billion of savings over a decade in entitlement...
Providers worry that Obama’s jobs plan will hinder healthcare job growth
Sep 13, 2011
Provider groups are concerned that President Obama’s newly unveiled $447 billion jobs plan will eat away at job growth in the healthcare sector, which is one place advocates say the economy is growing.