House Committee To Hold Public Hearing On Nursing Home COVID-19 Policies

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CORNING – Congressman Tom Reed announced that the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for next Thursday to examine what he says are the “failed” nursing home policies of states and review what recommendations can be implemented moving forward to protect senior citizens.

In a recent letter, Reed called for a detailed investigation into New York and other states’ deadly decisions, noting:

“As the Committee charged with overseeing Medicare and our nation’s nursing homes, it is critical we investigate how this was allowed to happen, with particular focus on best practices moving forward… the Subcommittee should examine what went wrong in New York so that others might learn from these mistakes and prevent avoidable deaths as this COVID19 crisis continues.”

Reed continued, “As public health officials and epidemiologists warn of a potential second wave, we must ensure that our states and nursing homes are better prepared to deal with this threat and keep our seniors safe…By bringing in industry and public health experts, we can, as a Subcommittee, help save lives by highlighting the best practices that need to be implemented by nursing homes across the country.”


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