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HHS says new rule allows healthcare workers, organizations to honor religious and moral principles in care provision

Individual healthcare workers as well as healthcare organizations can decline to provide care that conflicts with their religious and moral beliefs or mission under a final rule issued Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. Some fear the rule could lead to discrimination against LGBT individuals.

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Providers rebut conclusions drawn in article about suicides in assisted living, nursing homes … Bernie Sanders’ new Medicare-for-all bill would cover some long-term care

Despite recent attention, long-term care has been a ‘third rail’ in politics, expert says

Contrary to what one might assume due to the increasing appearance of long-term care benefits in Medicare-for-all proposals put forth or supported by national politicians and presidential candidates, long-term care generally has been viewed as a controversial or untouchable issue in politics, and that position may not change soon, according to one health policy expert.

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