“The politics of why long-term care leaders are smiling,” by James M. Berklan, McKnight’s LTC News

“Sometimes when things go wrong, they’re right. Oh, so right. That’s the position long-term care professionals now find themselves in — or at least hope they do.  Heading into the Nov. 8 elections, long-term care lobbyists were preparing for an entirely different script from the one they’re now holding. Republicans swept the White House and BOTH chambers of Congress, to the surprise of even the most political of wonks.  Like a kid who had found extra presents under the Christmas tree, the American Health Care Association’s lead lobbyist, Clifton J. Porter II, said perspectives changed overnight.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Some very interesting perspectives on why LTC providers are turning ebullient over the Trump/Republican sweep and prospects.  To wit:  receptive appointees at HHS and CMS; less stringent regulations expected; maybe no ban of pre-dispute arbitration clauses; less push for minimum wages, etc.  What a difference an election day makes!

The politics of why long-term care leaders are smiling