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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.

Linda Couch

Affordable housing advocates ‘thrilled’ with omnibus provisions

An omnibus spending act released Monday by lawmakers “sends a clear message that keeping HUD-assisted homes online is as much as a priority for Congress as it is for the 1.7 million older adult households who reside in them,” Linda Couch, LeadingAge’s director of housing policy and priorities, tells McKnight’s Senior Living.

Jennifer Tjia, M.D., MSCE

Frontline staff effective in reducing antipsychotic use: study

The off-label use of antipsychotic medication to treat cognitively impaired residents can be significantly reduced by training frontline staff members to recognize that individuals may exhibit challenging behaviors when trying to communicate about their unmet needs, according to the results of a newly published study.

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Provider groups pleased that ACA replacement pulled from vote

Organizations representing senior living providers expressed pleasure that a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act was pulled from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives late Friday afternoon when it seemed that the legislation lacked sufficient votes to pass and move on to the Senate.

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