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Coalition to Protect Senior Care Urges Obama Administration to Support Frontline Caregivers by Protecting Medicare Funding in FY 2010 Budget Blueprint
Date:2/18/2009

cessary to filling these job vacancies." She said that approximately three out of every four patients in nursing facilities are paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. She also noted a 2008 study of the nation's Medicaid system by Eljay, LLC that found state Medicaid programs cumulatively underfund the actual cost of providing quality nursing home care by $4.2 billion, a primary cause of the underlying instability in the nation's long term care workforce.

The Coalition to Protect Senior Care consists of the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN); the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA); the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC); the National Rural Health Association (NRHA); the American Association of Nurse Executives (AANEX); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); the American Society of Health Care Administration Executives (ASHCAE); the American Health Care Association (AHCA); the American Health Quality Association (AHQA); the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL); the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA); the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care; the Coalition of Women in Long Term Care (COWL); and the Nurse Executive Council.


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