“I declassify everything”

This is insane. Does Trump really think anyone would believe this nonsense? Trump on declassifying documents: “There doesn’t have to be a process, as I understand it. “If you’re the President of the United States, you can declassify just by saying ‘it’s declassified’ – even by thinking about it. “I declassified everything.”#Hannity — Jamie

DOJ to Retry Esformes

Health Care Fraud CNBC reported that the Justice Department will retry sleazy nursing home owner Philip Esformes. Criminal charges include health-care fraud. The Justice Department obtained an indictment of Esformes for the largest health-care fraud scheme ever prosecuted by the department. The department said the scheme spanned two decades. The amount of the fraud exceeds an

Report: Neglect at For-Profit Nursing Homes

200,000 Lives Lost Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 200,000 staff and residents of long-term care facilities have died from COVID-19. CMS data shows only 43% of staff and 57% of residents are up to date on their vaccines. Dire conditions inside for‑profit nursing home chains caused deadly, early-pandemic conditions inside facilities. The

The Impact Of The Coronavirus In Nursing Homes

Today, Wednesday, September 21st at 2:00pm ET, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis will hold a hearing, “Examining Long-Term Care In America: The Impact Of The Coronavirus In Nursing Homes.” Watch the livestream of the hearing on YouTube or on the Subcommittee’s website. Witnesses will include nursing home experts, an advocate, and a frontline worker who

Safe Staffing Mandate

The obvious benefits of safe and sufficient staffing in number and competency is key to quality care.  Safe staffing means better quality and better resident outcomes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services hired Abt Associates to research safe staffing. CMS will mandate staffing next year. Alan White, PhD is the principal at Abt Associates.


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