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Fighting Immunity

The Ames Martha and William Ames died of COVID at the Villages of Orleans Health and Rehabilitation Center. The family asserts the facility lacked infectious control policies, safe staffing, or enough personal protective equipment to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of the residents. At least, 15,000 residents statewide died from Covid-19. The family’s lawsuit

Uber Rich Pay No Taxes

ProPublica published an analysis, based on the tax returns of thousands of wealthy Americans, including Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. Here’s ProPublica’s explanation of why it decided to publish the new story, despite privacy concerns.) ProPublica previously published articles about the I.R.S.’s lax enforcement of taxes on the

Private Equity Ownership

McKnight’s reported in an opinion piece that appeared in medical news outlet STAT. Dr. Haider Warraich, M.D. admitted what everyone in the industry knows: “Private equity investment fundamentally changes nursing homes.” Dr. Warraich asserts that for-profit nursing homes place residents at higher risk of death and are a poor deal for elders overall. The lack of

Politician Caught

Righteous Indignation Slate reported the bizarre interview of Alabama Senate Candidate John Merrill.  The politician was on conservative talk radio defending himself from accusations of adultery. Merrill is a traditional Christian family man with a wife and two kids. “Let me say unequivocally that these baseless allegations are entirely false,” Merrill said of the allegations. “Beginning in

McMaster Sued

The Post & Courier reported the lawsuit against South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster for his power grab forcing state employees working remotely to return to their workplace. The American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina alleges the Republican governor’s order “disproportionately burden women, people who are pregnant, people of color, and people with disabilities.” The order

Improve Quality

AARP asked experts to make recommendations on how to improve the quality of care at nursing homes. The systemic problems of the industry are complicated, as AARP reported in the December issue of the AARP Bulletin. However, we need to solve them before the next pandemic. The AARP Bulletin spoke with dozens of experts. Here are 10

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