WARNING! The Mainstream Media is Writing COVID-related Deaths in U.S. Nursing Homes Out of History.

By: Dave Kingsley If you visit your local Barnes & Noble store, you will find three new arrivals chronicling the COVID-19 scourge: Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb & Damian Paletta: Nightmare Scenario:  Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic … Continue reading

The U.S. “Nursing Home System” Is Exceedingly Corrupt: Advocates, Activists, and the Media Need to Focus More on That

Faux Capitalism Fueled by Political Contributions: “The Mother’s Milk of Politics” Due to his aphorism that “money is the mother’s milk of politics,” most of us involved in California politics in the 1960s and 70s will never forget Jesse Unruh … Continue reading

Executive Compensation for CEO’S of Major Nursing Home Chains did not Decline Significantly During 2020: For Most, it Increased by a Significant Amount

    The nursing home lobby operating in Washington and state capitals is continuing its long running financial hardship campaign.  An article in the latest issue of Provider (the main propaganda organ for the industry) claims that COVID presented such a … Continue reading

The “Care For Our Seniors Act” is a Ruse Used by the Nursing Home Industry to Up Reimbursements

LeadingAge & the AHCA/NCAL are Engaging in Harmful Propaganda:  They Need to Stop It! Lobbyists for the nursing home industry, LeadingAge and AHCA/NCAL are promoting what they call “Care for Our Seniors Act,” which sets forth some laudable reforms they … Continue reading

A Pandemic Hit Us in 2020 & Killed at Least 600,000 Americans: After a Century of Pandemic Experience, Our Government Was Derelict

By Max Skidmore* Prior to the COVID-19 virus landing on U.S. shores, scholars in government policy, infectious disease, and epidemiology were warning policymakers about the inevitability of novel viruses that would put the health of Americans at grave risk. They … Continue reading

The U.S. Nursing Home System Incurred Massive Fatalities Due to System Failure. Will We Forget it Happened?

What Does the Death of 132,000 Institutionalized Patients Mean for the Past and the Future? Officially 132,000 patients in the care of government funded and regulated skilled nursing facilities succumbed to the COVID-19 virus. The question with which we must … Continue reading

Senators Want to Give the Senior Housing Industry More COVID Relief Money. Fight It! It’s A Rip Off for Investors and Executives!

Senators’ Letter Is Not About the Quality of Senior Living:  It is About the Power of Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate The senior housing industry lobby has convinced 20 U.S. Senators to sign onto a letter to HHS Secretary Becerra … Continue reading

U.S. Elders are a Massive Market for Government Funded Corporations, but They do not Have a Strong Lobby for Protection from Exploitation

One-fifth of the U.S. Population is 65+     The so-called “baby boom” which ranged from 1946 to 1964 was a phenomenal spurt in the U.S. birthrate.  In 1950, the U.S. population had reached 150.7 million, eight percent of which was … Continue reading