Reacting to the demands of lobbyists, the Trump administration has struck down several regulations that have governed the nursing home industry. The New York Times reports that this now means several common citations that used to result in fines will either see reduced penalties or no penalties at all. Americans can now know that their grandparents, parents, or great-grandparents can be neglected and abused without the government exercising oversight. Callous treatment of the most vulnerable in society is abhorrent and cruel. But it’s just another day with Trump.
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