Category: Advocacy

Judge Jinks the Jerk?

NBC News reported on a Alabama Probate judge named Randy Jinks. He seems like a bit of a jerk. Judge Jinks took office in January 2019. Immediately, complaints followed. More than 100 allegations were outlined in a scathing 78-page complaint issued by the Judicial Inquiry Commission. Employees accuse Jinks of “cultivating a toxic and hostile workplace that

Ohio Allows Cameras

The Ohio Senate passed a bipartisan bill that allows cameras in resident’s rooms to prevent abuse and neglect. This is a big win for safety and deterrence. Ohio received more than 19,000 reports of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in 2018. Abuse and neglect are worse now. The bill named for Esther allows a resident’s

Wages and Profits

American corporations can afford to pay workers a living wage. See below for historical proof of wages and profits. If anything, wages today are historically low. As a share of gross domestic product, worker compensation is lowest since the Great Depression. Corporate profits have been rising rapidly.

Will the Moment Last?

Robert G Kramer wrote an interesting and blunt article for Health Affairs blog. Below are some excerpts. The US long-term care system, particularly in skilled nursing facilities, has been exposed as deeply flawed, chronically underfunded, and in need of reform. The sector now faces the scrutiny of Congress, as well as policy makers and regulators in

Prisma Racial Discrimination

Renee Alexander, a former Prisma Health employee, is suing the health system alleging racial discrimination and retaliation. She worked at the emergency room. “I loved helping people,” Alexander said. Alexander contends the discrimination and retaliation led to harassment, demotion, loss of promotions and hires. It ended her employment, according to the filed lawsuit. The lawsuit

Broken System

Broken System “The system is broken. Covid didn’t make it dysfunctional, but Covid showed that it was broken and dysfunctional. We are center stage, in the spotlight — whether we like it or not.” -advocate Robert Kramer Suzy Khimm is a national investigative reporter for NBC News based in Washington, D.C. She wrote a great

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