The New York Times: Maggots, Rape and Yet Five Stars: How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public

Twelve years ago, the U.S. government introduced a powerful new tool to help people make a wrenching decision: which nursing home to choose for loved ones at their most vulnerable. Using a simple star rating — one being the worst, five the best — the system promised to distill reams of information and transform an emotional process into one based on objective, government-blessed metrics.

The Hill: How Medicaid can fuel the care economy

The Biden administration has promised to ‘build back better’ by committing to relief and recovery after the worst economic crisis of our lifetime. This pandemic reveals a collective public health and economic vulnerability, but also a vulnerability that actively produces inequality.