Long-Term Care

Proposed budget plan would hurt millions of seniors in nursing homes

MDS 3.0 Insider, April 4, 2014

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Republican budget plan unveiled in the House of Representatives Tuesday would slash healthcare spending by $732 billion over the next decade, in part by reengineering Medicaid.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) was the chief architect of the plan for fiscal year 2015, and its healthcare provisions are similar to his past budgets. He envisions transforming Medicaid from an “open-ended entitlement” into a block grant system that would give a fixed amount of federal money to states, which would have more control over how the program would be run. 
 
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