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Nursing Homes and the Congress: A Brief History of Developments and Issues

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Publication Date: November 1972

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: 72-224

Topic: Health (Hospitals and other health care facilities)


It is the purpose of this report to briefly examine some of the historical and current legislative developments and issues which have confronted and still face Congress regarding the provision of and payment for health and related institutional services provided to older Americans by the Nation's public and private nursing home industry.