Navigation Links
Bush Budget Represents 'Double Whammy' Hit on U.S. Seniors' Medicare-Financed Nursing Facility Care
Date:2/4/2008

FY 2009 Budget Blueprint 'Most Unreasonable, Most Unrealistic' of Entire White House Tenure

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reacting to the formal unveiling of the Bush Administration's FY 2009 budget plan, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) said the proposal is unreasonable from the standpoint of seniors' Medicare-financed nursing facility care, and unrealistic in the face of worsening economic conditions in states across the nation -- which will surely squeeze state Medicaid budgets.

"Unfortunately, we believe that from the standpoint of protecting the care needs of our oldest, most vulnerable nursing home residents, this budget is the most unreasonable and unrealistic of President Bush's entire tenure in the White House," stated Bruce Yarwood, President and CEO of AHCA. "Through both the elimination of patients' badly-needed Medicare market basket update and through what amounts to a back-door attempt to cut Medicare funding through regulation, the President's budget represents a double-whammy hit on the funding vital to ensure the continued provision of quality care."

Yarwood said the attempt to cut Medicare through regulation is simply an attempt to circumvent necessary congressional review and oversight, and that AHCA will wage an aggressive effort on Capitol Hill to ensure facilities have the ability to optimize patient care in the face of growing demand, and to ensure they have the well-trained staff needed to do so.

"Along with providers, the federal government has a great share of the responsibility to ensure the provision of quality care, and we urge members of Congress to recognize that without fair and appropriate Medicare and Medicaid payments, they are jeopardizing the health care needs of our nation's most frail, vulnerable and disabled citizens," Yarwood added. "We predict this budget will be poorly received by Congress, consumers and the public at large -- and we look forward to working with lawmakers of both parties to ensure its short-sighted proposals are defeated. We will provide additional commentary as we further analyze the proposal in its entirety."


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Health Care Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Bush Budget Puts Future of Health Care for All Children in Jeopardy, According to National Pediatric Groups
2. In Unfolding Budget Debate, Alliance to Spotlight Flawed MedPAC Policy Guidance, Failure to Evaluate Medicaid Margins in Recommending Medicare Funding Levels
3. The Childrens Aid Society Endorses Critical Components of Governor Spitzers Proposed 2008-2009 State Budget
4. Congressional Budget Office Analysis of HR971 Rejects Pharmacy Benefit Managers Bogus Claim Bill Would Cost $29 Billion Over 5 Years
5. Congressional Budget Includes Earmark to Keep Washingtons Sexual Assault DNA Program Moving Forward
6. Reserve 2008 Budget for Using Quality to Improve the Customer Experience
7. AARP Urges Governor to Use Budget to Improve New Yorkers Quality of Life
8. VA Budget Earns High Praise
9. AARP CEO Bill Novelli Tells Lawmakers: Controlling Health Care Costs Key to Budget Reform
10. Mismanagement at North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Results in Chronic Staff Shortages, Budget Issues
11. CPF Urges Congress to Increase Funding for IPF Research in 2009 Federal Budget
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson Insurance and ... and financial preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable event that ... City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and care for ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition Company, is announcing ... full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market by reducing the ... incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , The team of ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of ... collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event ... wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare ... (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one ... U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at ... former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... Divoti USA will engrave and process all non-coated ... latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria regarding medical device manufacture ... Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID Bracelets, can rest assured ... of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark fiber laser engraving process ...
(Date:10/11/2017)...  Caris Life Sciences ® , a leading innovator ... precision medicine, today announced that St. Jude Medical Center,s ... (POA) as its 17 th member. Through participation ... Cancer Institute will help develop standards of care and ... making cancer treatment more precise and effective. ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly anticipated ... for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire Mobile ... the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering of ... ... By ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: