Rafu Shimpo, October 18, 2022
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) has called for a multi-level investigation into the COVID-19 deaths at Kei-Ai Los Angeles, owned by Pacifica Companies, during her keynote speech at the “Kansha Obon 3” event held by the Save Our Seniors Network on Oct. 8 in Little Tokyo.
“I will be writing a letter to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and at the state-level counterpart, asking for an investigation into these deaths,” she said. “And I will demand answers! We must be assured that these complaints and these lives are not swept under the rug. This community and these seniors are too precious a resource to just abandon.”
Chu, the chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, also is a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee, which monitors and pays for all federally subsidized healthcare, including nursing homes like Pacifica’s Kei-Ai L.A.