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Lawmakers Call For Investigation Of States' Nursing Home Policies During Pandemic

Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Greg Walden question some states' requirement that nursing homes accept COVID-19-positive patients from hospitals.

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Corrected: June 29, 2020 at 10:00 PM MDT
A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon as a U.S. senator.
Ina Jaffe is a veteran NPR correspondent covering the aging of America. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults' involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement, fashion and sports, as well as issues affecting long term care and end of life choices. In 2015, she was named one of the nation's top "Influencers in Aging" by PBS publication Next Avenue, which wrote "Jaffe has reinvented reporting on aging."