A recent article in the Star Ledger, Stronger safeguards needed in N.J. hospitals, nursing homes, asks the questions, “Should corporate lobbyists decide whether safe equipment and procedures are needed if you or a loved one have to go to a hospital or nursing home? Or should health care professionals make those decisions?”

All too often high power corporate interests utilize lobbyists to cut corners, increase profits and put patients at tremendous risk. In this recent article, we see how this plays out in ways that not only harm nursing home residents and hospital patients, but also places healthcare workers at risk.