From the annals of indecency: Nope, not making it easier to sue bad nursing homes

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by LizKat, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. LizKat macrumors 68040

    LizKat

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    Well this is nice, I think not. File under: another backhanded slap in the face gift to Trump voters who wanted a change from whatever Obama had done to for them.


    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is pushing to scrap a rule that would have made it easier for nursing home residents to sue nursing homes for injuries caused by substandard care, abuse or neglect, bringing its campaign to relax federal regulations to the delicate business of care for older Americans.

    The push would undo a rule issued by the Obama administration that would have prevented nursing homes from requiring that consumers agree to resolve any disputes through arbitration rather than litigation. Nursing homes routinely require consumers to sign an arbitration agreement as a condition of admission to the home.

    The proposed rule brings together a broader private-sector effort to slip binding-arbitration clauses into the fine print of consumer contracts with the Trump administration’s expansive efforts to roll back regulations and reduce the costs to businesses.​
     
  2. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    Trump is anti-people. I will forever be amazed at seniors who could not wait to vote for their orange hero.
     
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    If it's corporations vs. people, Trump's administration will always favor the former.
     
  4. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Trump hates lawyers as he's been sued by plenty.
    I can see why he likes the idea of arbitration over litigation. It tends to be cheaper and not as favorable to the consumer.
     

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