The Trump government went after senior citizens by barring nursing home residents of their freedom to sue for abuse. Donald Trump is planning to destroy every Obama law to show everyone he is the better president.
Sens. Al Franken and Ron Wyden wrote a joint message to Seema Verma, the director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), encouraging her to review the resolution, according to The Hill.
The senators elaborated on why the plan would “stack the deck against residents and their families,” making it impossible for them to accuse nursing homes who abuse them.
Franken and Wyden on a joint message said:
“These clauses prevent many of our country’s most vulnerable individuals from seeking justice in a court of law, and instead funnel all types of legal claims, no matter how egregious, into a privatized dispute resolution system that is often biased toward the nursing home. As a result, victims and their families are frequently denied any accountability for clear instances of wrongdoing.”
“Regardless of how plain the language is, as potential nursing home residents and their families are weighing their options for long-term care, they should not also be expected to contemplate whether such a grave harm could arise, let alone what avenue of recourse they would pursue in the event that it does.”
They finished the message with:
“Too often, only after a resident has suffered an injury or death do families truly realize the impact of the arbitration agreements they were forced to sign. The only truly transparent arbitration agreement is one that is voluntarily signed, after a dispute has arisen.”