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Barbara Becker
* Spokesperson, Nursing Home Abuse Action Group (NHAAG)

Elma Holder
* Founder, The National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform

Susan Weiss
* Senior Vice President for Advocacy, American Association for Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)

Senator John Breaux
* Democratic Senator from Louisiana
* Chairman, Senate Committee on Aging

Cindy O'Steen
* Registered Nurse and Owner of Southland Suites in Lake City, Florida (nursing home)

Ron Elving (talk about California Primary)
* NPR's Senior Washington Editor

An eighteen month Federal investigation found that incidents of abuse in nursing homes DO NOT get reported promptly, and are rarely prosecuted. So, how do we ensure proper care for the elderly?