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House Ways and Means Committee Hearing Addresses Caring for Aging Americans

November 20, 2019

On November 14, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on caring for aging Americans. The hearing gave voice to a large number of issues affecting long-term care residents, including the high cost of care, abuse and neglect, staffing issues, and antipsychotic drug use. Nearly every committee member questioned the six present witnesses on these issues. Executive Director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition Richard Mollot gave testimony and answered questions related to the lack of enforcement of important federal standards for nursing homes.

The Committee is accepting written comments through close of business on Friday, November 29th. Visit the House Ways and Means Committee webpage for instructions on submitting comments.

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