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Nursing homes that harm seniors face fewer fines under Trump

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Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News

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The Trump administration — reversing guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama — is scaling back the use of fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them in grave risk of injury.

The shift in the Medicare program’s penalty protocols was requested by the nursing home industry. The American Health Care Association, the industry’s main trade group, has complained that under Obama inspectors focused excessively on catching wrongdoing rather than helping nursing homes improve.

“It is critical that we have relief,” Mark Parkinson, the group’s president, wrote in a letter to then-President-elect Donald Trump in December 2016.

Since 2013, nearly 6,500 nursing homes — 4 of every 10 — have been cited at least once for a serious violation, federal records show. Medicare has fined two-thirds of those homes. Common citations include failing to protect residents from avoidable accidents, neglect, mistreatment and bedsores.

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The new guidelines discourage regulators from levying fines in some situations, even when they have resulted in a resident’s death. The guidelines will also probably result in lower fines for many facilities.

The change in policy aligns with Trump’s promise to reduce bureaucracy, regulation and government intervention in business. READ MORE

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  1. ppjg
    Jan 15, 2018 @ 07:19:04

    Amen Siv!!

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  2. sivtiger
    Jan 15, 2018 @ 05:35:49

    Thankyou Marti, it was my pleasure.

    It is shocking to me that President Trump himself would allow this & i realize now how far reaching this corruption is because these poisoning/robbing accomplice perpetrators can easily have the laws rewritten to suite their needs and that is not what they were voted in or were granted degrees/licences for.

    I say they’ve comitted treason amongst other offences by setting their sites on the elderly & civillians in general, for their living.

    They can rewrite all the laws they want for all i care, because their just exposing themselves & their accomplices as corrupt perpetrators with alot to hide from their victims, families & the general public.

    All theiir victims blogs/testimonies here as well as yours Marti has helped me see that educating yourself & family about them & keeping yourself & family as healthy as possible to avoid their medical/legal clutches & attempts to poison decieve & assault & rob you and family, will see their eventual demise.

    Let me ask federal/local police officers a question,

    If you suspected your healthy mother/farther was poison addicted/damaged by a corrupt cabal & their chances of recovering & living a long healthy life with you was stolen from them & you for your inheritence, would you under orders force your mother/farther into the very hands that will kill & profit off your loved ones injuries & your families finantial securities?

    I hope not.

    They only have power if you protect them & give it to them by enforcing their corrupt laws, you know.

    If these corrupt psychotics think they can continue to rewrite laws and enforce poison assaulting/injuring & robbing civillians of their health/freedom & money for their living, they are dreaming as it won’t last.

    They are being exposed/world wide and are found to be a desperate criminal corrupt minority that victims/families & the respected in the community wants incarcerated/removed.

    I’ve also noticed as more victims tell their stories & civillians in general are being educated here & elsewhere about their criminal activities & are staying healthy these corrupt medical, legal, judicial & political accomplices are suffering the consequences/loosing what they hold dear/victims to poison assault/disable & rob & are desperately advertising on radio and tv networks to corrupt others into joining their disrespected professions that relies on poison addicting, assaulting, robbing & killing their victims to secure an income.

    Now who wants to be named/associated with that/them, eh?

    Unless you want your reputation & family name tarnished that is.

    Even in their own ranks there are some decent people who have a concious & regrets joining them & they have their own corruption abuse stories to add for questioning them so if your reading this don’t be afraid and come forward, we are all fellow victims of corruption & you have caring friends here.

    Siv.

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  3. sivtiger
    Jan 14, 2018 @ 17:35:56

    Hello from Australia.

    In my opinion,

    There’s NO MEDICAL, STATUE, LEGISLATION OR LAW EXCUSE to increase malpractice assaulted/trafficked victims neural & immune system toxic myopathies making toxicity victims more vulnerable to bacterial & viral infectious organisims for revenue or an income!

    No matter how minute, multible toxicity stresses accross cells BBB will injure delicate cellular membrane & organelle structures disrupting their protective & protene synthesis functions lowering antibody & plasma production or worse switches on toxicity victims onco cancer gene that rapidly cascades/multiplys/spreads, robbing toxicity assaulted victims of a long healthy life.

    It’s all medically/legally documented, you know.

    Only the minority corrupt medical/legal racketeers/dictators & their participants in all this excuse what their doing is medically/legally nomal/accepted, when it’s really not.

    JUSTIFYING the robbery of families inheritence/finantial security to conceal corruption/malpractice related activities is bad enough,

    TOXICITY PUSHING, ASSAULT INJURING, DISABLING & ABDUCTING MY MOTHER & OTHER VICTIMS for revenue or an income is INEXCUSABLY TREASONOUS & CRIMINAL.

    They can’t be allowed to escape punishment.

    Sv.

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  4. ppjg
    Jan 14, 2018 @ 10:32:43

    Siv: what is being done to seniors and other vulnerable people in this country is being replicated around the globe. This is one of the most insidious plans for culling the population and dispensing with those who have gotten too old or too disabled to be allowed to live. Thanks for your support here and for posting your thoughts and observations. Marti

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  5. sivtiger
    Jan 13, 2018 @ 23:44:33

    Thankyou Mary,

    To me, the way malpractice/money laundering corrupt medical center, hospital & ursing home drs, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists & managers refuse to acknowledge that what their doing is wrong by pushing prescription addiction neuropathy assaulted victims towards more toxins to increase their injuries/symptoms while justifying the fabrecated/FAKE diseases/illnesses they allege “patients” have for an/their income MAKES ME SICK!

    I CONSTANTLY WORRY EVERY DAY FOR MY MOTHER & FOR ALL THE VULNERABLE VICTIMS WHO HAVE BEEN TOXINS ASSAULTED/DAMAGED & WHO COULD OF LIVED A LONG HEALTHY LIFE if it wasn’t for these psychotic ACCOMPLICE criminals.

    Too many vulnerable families don’t know what really happened to their loved ones & have been viciously decieved, swindeled, scammed & bamboozled.

    These malicious criminals posing as medical/legal & judicial “professionals” MUST PAY for their crimes.

    Thanks again Mary for including me in your posts.

    Siv.

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  6. ppjg
    Jan 11, 2018 @ 10:50:16

    Thank you for posting this! This is just more proof that crime does pay depending on who and what you are.

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  7. ppjg
    Jan 11, 2018 @ 10:45:53

    Siv: They are ramping up the culling of the elderly and the disabled. Hospice is now the Grim Reaper and accounts for more than a million “hastened” deaths each year. This is no country to grow old in.

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  8. sivtiger
    Jan 10, 2018 @ 16:23:57

    If the nursing home industry/so called respected drs, nurses, psycologists, psychiatrists & managers requested it,

    WHAT ARE THEY HIDING FROM, EH?

    ANYONE dismissing & participating in seniors toxic & physical assaults dor the purposes of avoiding charges & robbing victims savings, valuables, property & assets,

    YOU DISGUST ME!

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  9. jmdenison
    Jan 10, 2018 @ 05:04:19

    thanks for posting this. I have cross posted on my blog at http://www.marygsykes.com. good job

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  10. jmdenison
    Jan 10, 2018 @ 03:16:56

    okay to post on my blog?  good job

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