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US Health and Human Services Plans Long Term Care Awareness Survey

By |December 11, 2013|Categories: Breaking News, Government, Insurance Industry, Retirement Planning|Tags: , |

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has plans to evaluate the public’s awareness and perception of long term care in a new survey.

Long Term Care Spending long term care

Recognizing the growing issue of long term care spending throughout the nation, the federal government wants to better understand how individual Americans address long term care and how the system could be improved upon in the future.

The US spent $211 billion on long term care in 2011, two-thirds of which was public spending. That cost makes up 8% of[…]

Minnesota Nursing Home Workers Get Pay Raise in Budget Bill

By |May 9, 2013|Categories: Government, Medicare, Retirement Planning|Tags: , , , , |

A budget bill passed in the Minnesota House of Representatives proposes a 3% raise for employees at Minnesota nursing homes.

Budget Disagreements in the House Minnesota Nursing Homes Discussed in Budget Bill

The bill addresses the $11.2 billion budget of general funds being appropriated for Health and Human Services programs. The omnibus bill, which passed in the House with a vote of 70 to 64, would reduce the overall HHS budget by $150 million over the next two years.

Heavy debate was placed on this topic, with members of both parties fighting over whether[…]