FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Takes Steps to Crack Down on Nursing Homes that Endanger Resident Safety

Biden Administration Delivers on the President’s State of the Union Promise with Proposed Federal Minimum Staffing Requirements, Tougher Enforcement Initiatives, and Efforts to Expand Nursing Workforce The nursing home industry receives nearly $100 billion annually from American taxpayers, yet too many nursing homes chronically understaff their facilities—resulting in poor, substandard care that endangers residents. When…

FACT SHEET: Protecting Seniors by Improving Safety and Quality of Care in the Nation’s Nursing Homes

All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and to have access to quality medical care. The President is committed to ensuring that all Americans, including older Americans and people with disabilities, live in a society that is accessible, inclusive, and equitable.  To accomplish that goal, the Administration continues to be committed to…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Lower Health Care and Prescription Drug Costs by Promoting Competition

President Biden believes that health care should be a right, not a privilege. For too long, corporate special interests and trickle-down economics have allowed Big Pharma to make record profits, while millions of Americans struggle to afford health care and prescription drugs to treat common and chronic conditions. As part of the President’s Bidenomics agenda,…

PCAST Releases Report on Transforming Patient Safety

Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report with recommendations to advance the nation’s commitment to supporting robust safety solutions for patients and the health care workforce. Doctors, nurses, and other health care staff are passionate, dedicated professionals who care deeply for the patients in their care. Nonetheless, approximately…

FACT SHEET: The Congressional Republican Agenda: Repealing the Affordable Care Act and Slashing Medicaid

Speaker McCarthy and congressional Republicans have committed to balance the budget while adding $3 trillion or more to the deficit through tax cuts skewed to the wealthy and large corporations. As a matter of simple math, that requires trillions in program cuts. Congressional Republicans have yet to disclose to the American people where these cuts…

FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces Six-Week Campaign to Get More Americans their Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Before End of the Year

Administration to focus efforts on seniors and high-risk communities Today, the Biden Administration is announcing a six-week campaign through the end of the year urging Americans to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine. With winter and holiday gatherings right around the corner, more Americans getting their updated vaccine will help avoid thousands of preventable COVID-19 deaths.…

A Proclamation on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2023

    Around the world, a silent epidemic of elder abuse is denying seniors the ability to age with dignity, security, and grace.  No nation is immune.  In America, 1 in 10 people over the age of 60 has experienced some form of elder abuse, with cases still widely underreported.  On World Elder Abuse Awareness…

Readout of White House Office of Public Engagement Stakeholder Call on Fall Vaccination Campaign

Yesterday, the Office of Public Engagement, Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy and Centers for Disease Control Prevention convened a stakeholder briefing to discuss ways to help protect Americans this fall and winter respiratory virus season. The Administration officials underscored that this is the first year we have three vaccines to protect against flu,…

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