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2011-06-24 14:17:00

Direct Care Job Quality Improvement Act seeks to address looming crisis in America's long-term care system WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Direct Care Job Quality Improvement Act [S. 1273/H.R. 2341] - a bill that would help create a more stable, valued direct care workforce was introduced yesterday by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and Sen. Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA). Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee and...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'