Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Care, Not Cuts From All Sides

A great opinion piece* ran today in Politico Pro on the dangers of Medicaid and Medicare cuts to the nation’s nursing homes. As the authors point out, Medicare funding for nursing homes is set to be reduced by over $125 billion over the next decade, and a number of states suffer from a national Medicaid shortfall.

While the profession has made great strides in quality and staff retention, cuts to these critical funding streams jeopardize further enhancements and threaten staff stability of the nation’s 10th largest employer.

AHCA members know that we have struggled to absorb rounds of reductions at the state and federal level and we truly are at a tipping point. That’s why it’s critical to consistently make sure our lawmakers know this too.

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