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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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State Files Appeal After Judge Invalidates Florida Gov.’s Emergency Rule; Florida Argentum Filing Motion with District Court of Appeal

October 31, 2017

On September 16, Florida Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) to issue an emergency rule requiring assisted living communities to obtain resources within 60 days, such as a generator and fuel, to support and sustain operations for at least 96 hours…

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White House Unveils Significant Healthcare Changes

October 13, 2017

President Trump made two key moves this week that will significantly affect the current state of healthcare in the United States. He issued an executive order with a goal of providing Americans and their employers with more affordable options in the healthcare marketplace, and said the administration will immediately stop funding for subsidy payments to…

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Florida Legislators, U.S. Senators Focus on Disaster Preparedness for Older Americans

September 20, 2017

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Emergency Rule Filed by Department of Elder Affairs at Direction of Florida Governor Rick Scott

September 17, 2017

A Notice of Emergency Rule, 58AER17-1 Procedures Regarding Emergency Environmental Control for Assisted Living Facilities, was filed September 16, 2017 by the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) at the direction of Governor Scott.  A similar emergency rule was filed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) concerning nursing homes. The emergency rule is effective…

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Who You’ll Meet at Argentum’s Public Policy Institute & Fly-In

July 5, 2017

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