Tags: Economic- Crisis | Healthcare Reform | super | committee | Medicare | Medicaid | reform

Coalition Presses Super Committee on Home Nursing

Monday, 15 Aug 2011 04:25 AM

By T.M. Golub

The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care is urging that the newly formed congressional super committee ensure preserving quality nursing home care and local caregiver jobs are top priorities when the panel tries and reform Medicaid and Medicare programs.
 
“This distinguished bipartisan group of lawmakers is charged with a budgetary balancing act of historic proportion, and we respectfully ask that they ensure the most vulnerable seniors in their state, and the jobs of their dedicated caregivers, receive the funding priority warranted,” said Alan G. Rosenbloom, president of the alliance.
 
“Without exception, each of the super committee members has an awareness of the challenge faced by their home-state nursing facilities in dealing with the cumulative Medicare-Medicaid funding squeeze, and we will continue to discuss how and why strong funding of each program is integral to preservation of quality care and local jobs,” Rosenbloom said.
 
Rosenbloom has said the nursing facility sector was at the forefront of advancing healthcare reform, and that many factors, including proposed cuts of $14.6 billion to Medicare and shrinking state aid for Medicaid, worry professionals and those being cared for at these facilities.
 
The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care is a national coalition of long-term provider organizations that care for 300,000 elderly and disabled patients each year in nearly 1,800 facilities across the United States. 

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

UC Davis Ebola Case? Adult Patient With Virus' Symptoms Admitted

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 20:25 PM

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center in California on Thursday in "good" condition . . .

Mummified Mongolian Monk Found Sitting in Lotus Position

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:54 PM

A mummified Mongolian Buddhist monk, which may be as many as 200 years old, has been discovered sitting in a lotus medit . . .

Ohio State Patrol Marijuana Bust: 235 Pounds Worth $1.2M Recovered

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:34 PM

Ohio State Patrol officers recovered 235 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million during a traffic st . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved