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2022 Presidential SOTU Addresses Senior Health and Nursing Home Care

President Biden's recent State of the Union Address (SOTU) spoke in detail about the health of seniors in the US and proposed a new initiative to improve the quality of care in the nation's nursing homes. This initiative comes as the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted conditions in nursing homes throughout the nation and the effects substandard quality of care can have on the health outcomes of seniors. The Biden-Harris administration is partnering with the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) through its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the health initiative.


"White House Fact Sheet Protecting Seniors by Improving Safety and Quality of Care in the Nation’s Nursing Homes": https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/02/28/fact-sheet-protecting-seniors-and-people-with-disabilities-by-improving-safety-and-quality-of-care-in-the-nations-nursing-homes/


"Statement from CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on President Biden’s State of the Union": https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/statement-cms-administrator-chiquita-brooks-lasure-president-bidens-state-union


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