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Scrap tax bill, LeadingAge and 41 other groups urge Senate

LeadingAge and 41 other organizations are urging Senate leaders to scrap the body’s tax reform bill and start over, expressing “deep concerns” about “drastic cuts” that potentially would occur to Medicare, Medicaid and other programs, as well as increases in out-of-pocket medical expenses for older adults and those with disabilities, should the legislation pass.

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Mark Parkinson

Parkinson: 4 reasons operators will survive tough times

Las Vegas — Despite the “tough” political and regulatory environment, assisted living and skilled nursing providers “will make it through this. And many of you will not only survive; you will prosper,” American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living President and CEO Mark Parkinson told those attending the opening general session of the organization’s 68th Annual Convention & Expo. He gave four reasons.

Tittle: No time for assumptions about assisted living regulation

Las Vegas — The state of affairs in the nation’s capital puts assisted living in a strong position to maintain regulation at the state level, National Center for Assisted Living Executive Director Scott Tittle said Sunday to the more than 200 assisted living professionals attending NCAL Day. “But that doesn’t mean we are without risk,” he said.

More news for Monday, Oct. 16

The insufficiency of Medicaid block grants: The example of Puerto Rico … CNN says drug used inappropriately on elderly with dementia … American Geriatrics Society renews call for bipartisan collaboration on healthcare reform … How can we keep people out of nursing homes?

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