Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bills, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes. Cutbacks to the program may limit their care.
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- Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes
By JORDAN RAU - Saturday Jun 24, 2017
- Dear Abby: Vigilant moms can’t shy away from asking about gun safety
By Jeanne Phillips - Monday Jul 31, 2017
Dear Abby: I am a Yale-trained pediatric nurse with a post-master’s as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. I respectfully ask that you retract your answer to “First-Time Mom in New Jersey” (June 21). I’m concerned your response will encourage other mothers to buy into the incorrect assumption that it’s “impolite” to ask questions that ensure their child’s safety. You should have encouraged and empowered “First-Time Mom” to politely ask about the presence of weapons in the other parents’ homes, and if so, how they are stored. It’s important information for her to have.
- WV reliance on Obama law makes it tough for GOP senator
By MICHAEL VIRTANEN and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press - Friday Jul 7, 2017
West Virginia is saddled with one of the country's lowest median incomes and has some of the worst rates of unemployment, drug overdose deaths, life expectancy, smoking, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and disabilities.Around 3 in 10 of the 1.8 million West Virginians are on Medicaid, making it the most dependent state on the health insurance program for the poor, disabled and nursing home residents that the GOP bill would cut.The Progressive Change Campaign Committee ran a TV ad featuring the mother of a grown daughter with cerebral palsy saying she "wants to cry" when she hears Capito may support Medicaid cuts, and liberal MoveOn.org, the state AFL-CIO and others are using #savemecapito on Twitter to whip up opposition to the GOP bill.[...] while aides say she's held numerous meetings with constituents, advocacy groups and local officials, like many Senate Republicans, she avoided this week's July 4 parades — normally a staple of politicking— and skipped town halls this year."[...] she's been a person of ethics and morals to try to do the right thing for West Virginians," said Debrin Jenkins, executive director of the West Virginia Rural Health Association, which advocates for health care in the state's many small communities.She says McConnell's plans to add $45 billion over a decade for states' drug abuse programs is a plus, and she wants the bill's federal health care subsidies geared toward helping the state's rural, poor and often older residents.[...] she wants some way to protect the state's Medicaid expansion, which has added 175,000 beneficiaries to the program.More than a fourth have substance abuse problems, and state officials say they got $112 million in federal money last year to provide services for them.
- Bringing Prenatal Care to Rural Maternity 'Deserts'
Friday Aug 11, 2017
A lack of maternity services and specialists in rural America is putting pregnant women at risk. In Louisville, GA., certified nurse midwife Linda Randolph is the only medical professional providing basic prenatal care within a 60-mile radius, two days a week at the small local hospital. Photo/Video: Madeline Marshall/the Wall Street Journal
Wednesday Jan 13, 2010
Paging Scrubs. It's not a clinical work; it's a lifestyle magazine and terrific Web site geared to the 3 million RNs in the U.S. The new pub has all the hallmarks of a traditional women'smagazine with less cloying sentimentality and more heart. It pays tribute to a noble profession whose practitioners suffer from chronic overload and nationwide shortages. And it's a reminder thatnurses, like cops, are a subculture that face specific challenges.
- Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home set
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press - Saturday Jul 8, 2017
The Senate Republicans' plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act would cut projected Medicaid spending over the next decade by 25 percent.In the case of Bernard's 83-year-old mother, retired teacher Franceen Golditch, the $4,000 that she receives each month from her pension and Social Security goes almost entirely to the nursing home.While the federal-state Medicaid program is most often associated with poor children and single mothers, almost two-thirds of its spending goes to the elderly and the disabled, even though they make up just 1 in 4 recipients.In part because of the Medicaid cuts, the GOP bill lacks the votes to pass in the Senate, which is expected to take up the measure again after Congress' weeklong July Fourth recess.Even with those cuts, nursing home patients would continue to receive significant assistance because federal Medicaid spending would grow by 20 percent over the next decade from its current level, said Zach Hunter, a spokesman for the GOP-led House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which helped write the House version of the bill.Joe Baker, president of the Medicare Rights Center, an advocacy group that opposes the bill, said substantial cuts eventually would hurt those who rely on nursing home assistance.Medicare, the federal health insurance program that primarily covers people 65 and older, does not cover long-term nursing home care.In 45 states and the District of Columbia, Medicaid also covers some senior citizens who are in assisted living centers or need home health aides.