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New Maine Economic Study: Bush Medicare Cuts Undermine State and Local Economic, Jobs Base
Date:6/5/2008

and the Bush Administration's plan now set to go forward presents a clear and present danger to caregiver jobs, to vulnerable seniors' care needs, and to the health and well being of Maine's economic and jobs base."

Wanda Pelkey, CFO for First Atlantic Health Care, which serves seniors in many rural communities across Maine, said, "The Bush Administration's single-minded effort to implement regulatory-driven Medicare cuts will undercut care in Maine's rural communities -- which have special challenges -- and add to facilities' already onerous challenge of contending with rising wage rates and ever-higher energy prices. The Bush Medicare cuts will not only place the jobs of key front line caregivers in jeopardy - the very direct care staff that make a difference in patient outcomes -- but further undermine facility quality improvement initiatives that are making a positive difference."

If you need further information, please contact Rebecca Reid at 410-627-1128 or reidconsulting@comcast.net.


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