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Senate healthcare bill would 'ruin Medicaid as we know it'

Senate healthcare bill would 'ruin Medicaid as we know it'

As Senate Republicans released a "discussion draft" of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, advocacy organizations in senior living expressed concerns about the legislation's Medicaid-related components, and former President Barack Obama said the bill would "ruin Medicaid as we know it."

Operators join march against possible Medicaid cuts

Operators join march against possible Medicaid cuts

Senior living executives joined hundreds of demonstrators and several lawmakers opposed to Medicaid funding cuts during a rally this week at the U.S. Capitol.

NCAL hits Washington to educate members of Congress

NCAL hits Washington to educate members of Congress

National Center for Assisted Living members will converge on the nation's capital Monday and Tuesday with four themes in mind for legislators and their staffs, NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle told McKnight's Senior Living.

Proposed budget's cuts to Medicaid, affordable housing elicit concerns

Proposed budget's cuts to Medicaid, affordable housing elicit concerns

"Drastic" and "devastating" are two of the words used by advocacy organizations representing seniors housing or care providers and those they serve to describe President Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, released Tuesday.

Labor Department begins rescission of 'persuader rule'

Labor Department begins rescission of 'persuader rule'

The Trump administration formally has indicated its intent to rescind the Obama-era "persuader rule" that would have required employers to publicly report all union-related communication with attorneys.

Federal Arbitration Act applies to states, too, Supreme Court says

Federal Arbitration Act applies to states, too, Supreme Court says

A resident representative holding power of attorney can be bound by an arbitration agreement that he or she signs on behalf of the resident, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday, asserting that states are bound by the Federal Arbitration Act.

Camera-loaning program expansion concerns New Jersey provider groups

Camera-loaning program expansion concerns New Jersey provider groups

The expansion of a camera-loaning program in New Jersey means that families of senior living residents now may be equipped to secretly record the care of their loved ones, but organizations representing operators are concerned that the families may not be equipped to address privacy and other concerns.

CMS gives states 3 more years to comply with HCBS final rule

States will have until 2022 to comply with a final rule regarding the provision of home- and community-based services to Medicaid beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday.

House passes ACA replacement, provider groups express concerns

House passes ACA replacement, provider groups express concerns

As health leaders in the government praised the Affordable Care Act replacement passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday, organizations representing senior living operators expressed concerns that it will harm residents and the healthcare system that serves them. And one group outlined a possible path forward.

Assisted living arbitration agreement not enforceable in case involving resident death, judge rules

Assisted living arbitration agreement not enforceable in case involving resident death, judge rules

The family of an assisted living resident can sue the community where he lived in a case related to his death despite having signed an arbitration agreement, a Minnesota judge has ruled.

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June 21

A flash mob to remember

Indianapolis

Indianapolis International Airport visitors recently were surprised by a flash mob organized by American Senior Communities to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association during June, which is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.