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Fight over right to sue nursing homes heats up

Consumer groups are making a last ditch effort to stop the Trump administration from stripping nursing home residents and their families of the right to take facilities to court over alleged abuse, neglect or sexual assault.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans in June to do away with an Obama-era rule that prohibited nursing homes that accept Medicare or Medicaid funds from including language in their resident contracts requiring that disputes be settled by a third party rather than a court. (read more)

AARP to Congress: Let’s work together on bipartisan solutions to healthcare

One week after the Senate attempted to pass a bad healthcare bill, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators and 435 U.S. Representatives urging them to collaborate on bipartisan solutions to increase coverage, lower costs, stabilize markets, and improve care, and also released a statement. (read more)


Here’s how much Social Security and Medicare tax we should be paying

Social Security and Medicare are not financially viable over the long run. In fact, we have fewer than two decades before both programs are out of money. However, the good news is that there’s still time to fix the problem, and if Congress acts soon, the solution could be less painful on your wallet than you might think. (read more)


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