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In December 2017, President Trump, standing proudly beside several massive stacks of papers that represented the federal government’s expansive regulatory regime, boasted that his administration had removed more than 22 times as many regulations as it had added. He punctuated his point by literally cutting some red tape to a smattering of applause. Hokey as that was, Trump’s deregulation message has been core to his political agenda. What are we deregulating? How are we doing it? Doesn’t matter. Just cut, cut, cut! But those reams of paper contain essential protections for vulnerable Americans. Among them: regulations designed to protect residents at nursing homes. Nursing homes are highl... Full story

25 March