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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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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 Supports Efforts to Fill Vacancies on Labor Board

June 8, 2017

Argentum has announced its support of a request by Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) that President Trump fill vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as soon as possible. Congresswoman Foxx serves as the Chairwoman of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Congressman Walberg serves as…

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Argentum Supports DOL Action on Joint Employer Standard

June 8, 2017

Argentum has announced its support of the June 7 decision by the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw its administrative interpretation regarding joint employment. “Argentum is pleased that Secretary Acosta has taken this important step that we hope will ultimately return the joint employer standard to its longstanding standard that existed for over thirty years…

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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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Argentum Monitoring Impact of Proposed Budget on Senior Living

May 23, 2017

President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget submitted to Congress this week leaves core Social Security and Medicare benefits untouched, but proposes substantial cuts to anti-poverty programs impacting seniors and their families. The budget proposal “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” aims to balance the federal budget over ten years with tax and regulatory reforms aiming…

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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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