New York state Attorney General Tish James has filed lawsuits against several for-profit nursing homes, alleging that the owners neglected patients in order increase their personal profits, resulting in the inhumane treatment of residents.

For-profit hospices are now on the cusp of making in-roads in New York state. 

But a bill awaiting Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature would prohibit new for-profit hospices from entering the market — for many of the same reasons the Attorney General is investigating for-profit nursing homes. 

Susan Arbetter reports.