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New Study: Texas Seniors 4th Hardest-Hit from Proposed Bush Administration Medicare Cuts
Date:5/13/2008

a hard look at the fact that while the average national daily Medicaid rate per patient is $153.83, the Texas rate is just $106.59."

Even on a regional basis, the THCA President said, Texas is falling behind: New Mexico ranks 30th nationally, at $137.24; Oklahoma ranks 44th, at $116.84; Arkansas ranks 47th, at $111.76; and Louisiana ranks 45th, at $115.00. said Graves: "Ultimately, the long term care funding crisis is all about maintaining care quality standards and dignity for many Texas seniors in their late 70's, 80's and still older, and we intend to make the case that their care needs must be elevated in terms of the public policy dialogue and actual public funding outlays."

Founded in 1950, the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) is the largest long term care association in Texas. THCA represents a broad spectrum of long term care providers and professionals offering long term, rehabilitative and specialized health care services. Member facilities, owned by both for-profit and non-profit entities, include nursing facilities, specialized rehabilitation facilities, and assisted living facilities.


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