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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

April 24, 2018

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

March 28, 2018

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Gov. Scott Signs Legislation at Five Star Senior Living Community

March 27, 2018

On March 26, Gov. Rick Scott of Florida signed into law legislation requiring nursing homes and assisted living communities in the state to have power generators. The signing took place at Calusa Harbour, a Five Star Senior Living community in Ft. Myers. Representatives from several industry trade groups attended and shared remarks at the ceremonial…

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President Signs Omnibus Spending Bill

March 26, 2018

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert a government shutdown and fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year. Highlights of the bill include: Alzheimer’s/dementia research funding within NIH increases by $414 million for a total of $1.828 billion (a 29.3% increase); the Brain Research…

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Senior Living Advocates Convene to Discuss Growing Industry Trends

March 21, 2018

At the Argentum Public Policy Institute on Tuesday, March 20, keynote speaker Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring reaffirmed the critical importance of providing quality, compassionate care for older Americans, which includes combatting financial fraud and scams and addressing the growing opioid epidemic. “By being open and proactive, by making sure your team members are aware…

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President Trump Signs RAISE Family Caregivers Act Into Law

February 22, 2018

On Jan. 22, President Trump signed the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028/HR 3759). This new law will: Require HHS to develop, maintain and update a National Family Caregiving Strategy, offering resources and education opportunities to family caregivers in the United States; Require HHS to convene a Family Caregiving Advisory Council…

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GAO Releases Report on Medicaid Funding in Assisted Living

February 22, 2018

Background On Feb. 5, the GAO released a report entitled “Medicaid Assisted Living Services: Improved Federal Oversight of Beneficiary Health and Welfare Is Needed.” The report comes in response to a 2015 request from Sens. Collins (R-ME), McCaskill (D-MO), Warren (D-MA) and Hatch (R-UT) for a review of Medicaid spending, and federal and state oversight…

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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

February 22, 2018

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President Trump Unveils $4.4 Trillion Budget for FY 2019

February 13, 2018

On Feb. 11, 2018, the Trump administration released a proposal for government funding for FY 2019. This funding comes on the heels of Congress enacting a two-year budget agreement that sets spending limits for both defense related-matters and domestic programs. The proposed budget blueprint funds domestic program levels significantly below the Congressional agreement and also repeals…

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Labor Board Reverses Micro-Union and Joint Employer Decisions

December 18, 2017

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed two significant Obama-era Board decisions that had paved the way for allowing micro-unions and increased joint employer liability. MICRO-UNIONS In a 3-2 decision involving PCC Structurals, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board overruled Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB 934 (2011) (Specialty Healthcare),…

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