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Argentum Reviewing Senate Healthcare Draft Legislation

June 22, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Argentum, a national association advocating for excellence in senior living, is carefully reviewing the Senate’s discussion draft proposal released Thursday designed to overhaul the current Affordable Care Act. “We are laser focused on the impact this proposed bill could have on the senior living industry and the older Americans they serve,” said Argentum…

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Argentum Closely Watching White House Intent to Nominate Key Positions

June 20, 2017

Argentum is monitoring the president’s intent to nominate key positions affecting aging Americans, caregivers, and senior living employers and employees. The White House shared via its website this week its intent to nominate Lance Robertson for the Assistant Secretary for Aging role within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Robertson is a gerontologist…

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Argentum Silver PAC Supports Congressman Brady at Recent Event

May 26, 2017

Paul Williams, Argentum vice president of government relations, recently attended an event on behalf of Argentum Silver PAC for the re-election of Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) who serves as the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. Congressman Brady discussed the tax reform efforts of the Ways and Means Committee, which…

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Administration Moves to Repeal Persuader Rule

May 23, 2017

The Department of Labor (DOL) sent today to the Office of Management Budget (OMB) a new proposed rulemaking rescinding the Obama administration’s persuader rule. The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the OMB will now review the proposed rule.  If approved, the DOL will publish the proposal in the Federal Register and open it up…

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Supreme Court Decision Expected to Benefit Senior Living

May 16, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided 7-1 with a Kentucky nursing home in a closely watched case related to powers of attorney and arbitration agreements. The Supreme Court of Kentucky previously ruled against Kindred Nursing Centers in a case related to wrongful death lawsuits. The daughters of two nursing home residents who had powers…

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Kentucky Litigation Reform Legislation Signed Into Law

March 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 20, 2017 – Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed KY SB 4, An Act Relating to Medical Review Panels, into law March 16. This law establishes a medical review panel system for use in civil litigation relating to health care providers, including assisted living and personal care home providers. Malpractice claims against…

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Argentum Silver PAC Supports Recent Event for Senator Marco Rubio

March 6, 2017

Paul Williams, VP of Government Relations for Argentum, recently attended an event held for Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). Senator Rubio is unique in understanding and championing the range of services offered to older adults in senior living communities.  His familiarity with senior living issues goes back to his service in the Florida Legislature where as House…

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Argentum Silver PAC Supports Recent Event for Senator John Cornyn

February 23, 2017

Paul Williams, VP of Government Relations for Argentum, recently attended an event held for Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) who serves as the Senate’s Majority Whip. Senator Cornyn has continually worked to remove barriers that impede workforce development for senior living and other industries. Senator Cornyn is confident the Administration and the Congress will address some of…

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CMS Clarifies Some Sprinkler System Requirements

January 4, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has clarified automatic sprinkler system installation requirements (PDF) in attic spaces in long-term care communities.

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Senate Report Asks Congress to Rein In Prescription Drug Costs

December 21, 2016

A bipartisan Senate report calls on Congress to take action to prevent huge cost increases on well-established prescription medicines. The Senate Special Committee on Aging reported the results of a year-long investigation this week, saying that some drug

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