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October 30, 2019

The House has passed H.R. 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act of 2019, which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act.  The bill maintains funding for the work of the long-term care ombudsman program and continued authority for the National Center on Elder Abuse and National Lo...

July 2, 2019

Elder Justice: What "No Harm" Really Means for Residents is a newsletter published by the Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Long Term Care Community Coalition. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide residents, families, friends, and advocates information on wha...

June 7, 2019

As you probably have heard by now, the state House formally rejected the Senate’s two-year budget proposal on Tuesday so the formal negotiations on a final budget plan to get to Gov. Cooper will now begin in earnest.  It is anticipated that a conference committee will...

(CNN)An Oklahoma jury has awarded $25.5 million to the family of a cancer patient denied coverage by Aetna, with jurors saying that the insurer acted "recklessly" and that the verdict was meant as a message for Aetna to change its ways.

The award is believed to be the l...

Congress Reaches Agreement on Opioids Legislation

The House is expected to vote today on the final package of bills (H.R. 6) aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic. This week, a conference committee of House and Senate members reached an agreement on the differences be...

Administration Releases Proposed Immigration Rule on Public Charge

Last Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security announced its proposal to significantly change a longstanding immigration rule known as “public charge.” Under the proposal, the Administration redefine...

Congress Passes Bills to Eliminate Drug Price “Gag Clauses” on Pharmacists

This week the House passed two bills that would make it illegal for Medicare plans (S. 2553) and commercial insurance plans (S. 2554) to prohibit pharmacists from informing patients that the cash...

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