1. Thanks to Senior Housing News for keeping readers up to date on deliberations of the Long Term Care Commission (Chairperson Bruce Chernof), whose report to Congress is due September 12, 2013. As Commission officials pointed out during a webinar on August 13, it will be critical for supporters of the Commission's recommendations to rally behind the findings and find political champions to steer future public policy and legislative action. Officials don't sound very confident about implementation. Let's take the work of this Commission seriously, and let Congress know we mean business!