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Urge Congress to keep the minimum staffing standard for nursing homes!

May 31, 2024

Nursing home residents need your help! In the coming days, Congress will be considering legislation and a joint resolution that would prevent the implementation of the recently issued minimum staffing standard in nursing homes. This extreme legislation would not only prevent the implementation of this rule, but would permanently bar the federal government from ever issuing a rule requiring safe staffing in nursing homes.

Take ActionSince the staffing rule was proposed by the Biden Administration, the nursing home industry has been spending millions of dollars to oppose its implementation. They are not giving up.

The final rule issued by the Biden Administration is a modest staffing standard, that would affect mostly the worst homes in the United States. The rule is targeted at those homes that provide the least amount of care. Additionally, the rule requires that there be increased transparency in Medicaid spending and that nursing homes use evidence-based, data-driven methods to assess the needs of their residents. The extreme legislation in Congress would stop these needed reforms and also prevent the federal government from ever issuing a similar rule.

Please stand with nursing home residents and workers and tell your members of Congress to reject any efforts to prevent the implementation of the minimum staffing rule in nursing homes.

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Organizations are invited to join us in sending a letter to Congressional leaders telling them to stand with nursing home residents and nursing home workers and reject any attempts to derail the final rule. Sign on now.

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