Unlike other Medicaid providers, nursing homes have no choice of whom to serve or what services to offer. But, this is not merely a case of belt tightening or doing more with less.
The governor’s proposed cuts would put the health and well-being of thousands of our seniors at risk. These are among the state's most vulnerable citizens.
Cutting back health care services would result in increased hospitalizations, putting further pressure on skyrocketing healthcare costs. It would also result in fewer specialized services, such as pain treatment, and fewer seniors being allowed to return to their homes.