You are writing regarding

S.2838 Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act, 110th Congress

Contact Congress

1. Choose Your Position
2. Write Your Letter
3. Share Your Communication

OpenCongress Message Builder

OpenCongress Message Builder

Use the tools in this column to help craft your letter. Anytime your mouse highlights a section, click on it to add prepared text. You can edit any part of the message at left, and if you like, add your own stories and text to personalize your letter.

Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Oct 01, 2008 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1109.

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    I know the most recent action for this bill is as follows: "Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1109." on Oct 01, 2008
  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on the Judiciary

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary committee.
  • Committee Assignment: Senate Special Committee on Aging

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    This bill has been assigned to the Senate Special Committee on Aging committee.

Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 100% of users support S.2838

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    100% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support S.2838.
  • S.2838 has been viewed 4,210 times

    Clicking this will add the following text:

    S.2838 has been viewed 4,210 times on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource.
  • Contribution Data

    Enter your street address above, and relevant campaign contribution data for your elected officials will appear here in seconds for you to use in your letter.

    Most-commented sections of the bill text

    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On September 14, 2008, by mitaust - My mother recently died due to medical malpractice and neglect while she was a resident in a nursing home. I had to sign an arbitration agreement prior to her admission, which prevents me from filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility. Arbitration agreements are an abomination. Elderly people should not have to waiver their constitutionally guaranteed right to a fair jury trial in order to receive services. Litigation would serve as a deterrent to abuse and neglect. Mitzi Austin

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by mitaust, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 14, 2008, "My mother recently died due to medical malpractice and neglect while she was a resident in a nursing home. I had to sign an arbitration agreement prior to her admission, which prevents me from filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility. Arbitration agreements are an abomination. Elderly people should not have to waiver their constitutionally guaranteed right to a fair jury trial in order to receive services. Litigation would serve as a deterrent to abuse and neglect. Mitzi Austin"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.2787: TARP Sunset Act of 2009 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - November 15, 2009 by opencongress.org - I S.2787), 21.08.02 (BGBl. I S.3344), 22.08.02 (BGBl. I S.3387), 22.08.02 (BGBl. I S.3390), 22.12.2003 (BGBl. I S.2836), 22.12.2003 (BGBl. I S.2838), 23.12.2003 (BGBl. I S.2848), 27.12.2003 (BGBl. I S.3007), 03.07.2004 (BGBl. ... 11/17/09: Bill Introductio

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by opencongress.org on November 15, 2009, "I S.2787), 21.08.02 (BGBl. I S.3344), 22.08.02 (BGBl. I S.3387), 22.08.02 (BGBl. I S.3390), 22.12.2003 (BGBl. I S.2836), 22.12.2003 (BGBl. I S.2838), 23.12.2003 (BGBl. I S.2848), 27.12.2003 (BGBl. I S.3007), 03.07.2004 (BGBl. ... 11/17/09: Bill Introductio" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s2787/show)
    • S.1838: Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Act - U.S. Congress ... - October 20, 2009 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. ... I S.2838), 23.12.2003 (BGBl

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by opencongress.org on October 20, 2009, "Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. ... I S.2838), 23.12.2003 (BGBl" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s1838/show)
    • All Things Reform: Join Social Actions contest to create an ... - December 30, 2008 by All Things Reform - ... RSS (1); RTBA (1); rudy giuliani (1); rules (7); Russ Feingold (1); S.1 (2); S.1285 (6); S.1825 (1); S.2045 (1); S.223 (4); S.2291 (1); S.2321 (1); S.2663 (1); S.2746 (1); S.2775 (1); S.2838 (1); S.3123 (1); S.3212 (1); S.3276 (1) ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by All Things Reform on December 30, 2008, "... RSS (1); RTBA (1); rudy giuliani (1); rules (7); Russ Feingold (1); S.1 (2); S.1285 (6); S.1825 (1); S.2045 (1); S.223 (4); S.2291 (1); S.2321 (1); S.2663 (1); S.2746 (1); S.2775 (1); S.2838 (1); S.3123 (1); S.3212 (1); S.3276 (1) ..." (http://www.allthingsreform.org/2008/12/join-contest-to-create-activist-tool-on.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Diverse Coalition of Senior, Caregiver, Taxpayer Advocacy Groups Join to Oppose New Legislation - September 09, 2008 by PR Newswire - "Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act" Hurts Broad Cross Section of U.S. Consumers, Limits Consumer Choice WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Warning the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act (S.2838) hurts U.S. seniors in

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by PR Newswire on September 09, 2008, ""Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act" Hurts Broad Cross Section of U.S. Consumers, Limits Consumer Choice WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Warning the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act (S.2838) hurts U.S. seniors in" (http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/09-10-2008/0004882858&EDATE=)
    • Bill to Stop Nursing Homes from Forcing Mandatory Arbitration Gets ... - June 18, 2008 by SeniorJournal.com, TX - June 19, 2008 - Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) yesterday chaired a joint hearing on S. 2838, the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2008, which is aimed ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by SeniorJournal.com, TX on June 18, 2008, "June 19, 2008 - Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) yesterday chaired a joint hearing on S. 2838, the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2008, which is aimed ..." (http://www.seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Politics/2008/20080619-2-Bill2StopNursingHomes.htm)
    • Facilities argue for use of arbitration agreements at Senate hearing - June 18, 2008 by McKnight's Long Term Care News, NY - The Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2008 (S. 2838) would not prohibit arbitration itself but clauses requiring it. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), ...

      Clicking this will add the following text:

      As noted by McKnight's Long Term Care News, NY on June 18, 2008, "The Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act of 2008 (S. 2838) would not prohibit arbitration itself but clauses requiring it. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), ..." (http://www.mcknights.com/Facilities-argue-for-use-of-arbitration-agreements-at-Senate-hearing/article/111453/)
    Enter your street address at right to find your members of Congress.
    A Letter to Congress from a constituent via OpenCongress.org

    After sending, this letter will be viewable to:

    Characters Remaining:  
    • Click "Send Message" above to complete delivery of this email. (If you don't already have a free "My OpenCongress" account, we'll make one for you now.)
    • Congressional offices require all address information in the form above be completed in order to deliver your email.
    • OpenCongress does not share your address information with any outside parties for any reason.

    OpenCongress is the only not-for-profit website that enables you to write all three of your members of Congress at once.

    OpenCongress is the only website that gives this information back to the public commons, enabling you to find other constituents near you who are tracking the same bills and issues.