Elderly welfare

FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 07, 2017 - 5:03 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Evidence proves a politically connected Florida eye doctor convicted of Medicare fraud stole $136 million, prosecutors insisted on Thursday, countering a defense argument that the fraud added up to just $64,000. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexandra Chase said Dr. Salomon...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 photo, residents are evacuated from the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community during a fire in West Chester, Pa. At least 20 people were injured in the massive fire at the senior living community about 35 miles west of Philadelphia. (Steven M. Falk/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania: (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A spokeswoman for a Pennsylvania hospital says seven patients have been admitted with conditions related to smoke inhalation following a massive fire at a senior living...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, a sign points the way to a hospital in Georgia. A study shows that Medicare patients with common illnesses who were treated by their own familiar primary care doctors were slightly more likely to survive after being sent home than those treated by hospitalists, internists who don't provide care outside of hospitals. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 13, 2017 - 1:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative that has hospital-based doctors overseeing care instead. Medicare patients with common conditions...
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In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, the Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen in Washington. Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium, and marketing companies say they’re starting to see an impact on sign-ups. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 02, 2017 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people with low incomes nearly everywhere would have access to free "Obamacare" health coverage next year, according to a study Thursday that found the Trump administration's efforts to undercut the Affordable Care Act have broad unintended consequences. The analysis by the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, members of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Louisiana National Guard help rescue an elderly resident from the Golden Years Assisted Living home, which was flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas. Deaths at nursing home facilities in Texas and Florida after recent hurricanes made landfall have left families of residents, law enforcement officials and state regulators questioning evacuation decisions. Experts on aging say the risk of illness and death increases for elderly residents who are evacuated and advocate for a patient-by-patient risk assessment system in the future. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
October 29, 2017 - 10:44 am
DALLAS (AP) — Murky water started seeping into a Port Arthur, Texas, nursing home four days after administrators decided to shelter in place. Volunteers — one even brandishing a gun — demanded relocation of the elderly residents, at least two of whom died in the days after police ultimately ordered...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., hold a news conference to criticize the Republican tax and budget proposals, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 18, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate rejected Democratic attempts to spare health programs for the poor and elderly from cuts, absorbing political hits as the price for advancing a $4 trillion budget plan that's a crucial step in the GOP's drive to rewrite the tax code later this year. In...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, a woman is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as patients are evacuated after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla. After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida's nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers to put in place new rules that require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators capable of providing backup power for four days. The Republican governor, who normally brags about eliminating regulations on businesses, gave nursing homes 60 days to comply. Nursing home officials say they can't. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
September 22, 2017 - 6:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida's nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers to put in place...
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September 15, 2017 - 6:58 am
MIAMI (AP) — Florida's fits and starts toward post-Irma recovery have shifted to urgent efforts to protect its vulnerable elderly residents after a string of nursing home deaths. Several nursing homes have been evacuated because of a lack of power or air conditioning, while utility workers raced...
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September 15, 2017 - 4:12 am
The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A Florida nursing home where eight people died after Hurricane Irma will no longer receive state Medicaid funds. Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday night that he has directed the Agency for Health Care Administration to terminate the...
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September 14, 2017 - 2:28 am
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens amid power outages that could last for days. Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez said...
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