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The Skilled Nursing Care Coalition Warns of Dire Consequences

June 30th, 2009

As part of a Statehouse rally held on June 25, the Ohio Skilled Nursing Care Coalition released a statement saying a $300 million reduction in Medicaid reimbursement would force closing dozens of nursing homes and necessitate the transfer of residents to other locations “causing trauma and life-threatening health risks.” Further, 2,000 jobs would be lost, according to the coalition. States throughout the country, including North Carolina, will be affected by Medicaid cuts.  The HensonFuerst nursing home abuse team recommends that viewers to this blog keep a watchful eye on budget discussions in their state; specifically, how proposed budgets will impact nursing home care and long-term care.

Click to read the entire article from the Columbus Dispatch.