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View Diary: The case for taking Medicaid off the fiscal cliff negotiating table (15 comments)

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    cstark

    Nearly half of Medicaid goes toward health care for senior citizens, quite a bit of that for seniors in nursing homes. At well over $225/day, not many seniors with any savings will have enough $$ to pay their way for very long. As if is now, Medicaid payments to nursing homes usually underpays compared to expenses, so nursing homes have a difficult time providing services AND paying decent wages.We need to keep this issue before the congress.

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