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New Study of House Health Reform Bill: Iowa Faces Over $348 Million in Medicare-Funded Nursing Home Cuts Over Ten Years
Date:8/24/2009

In crafting a final bill, Ackerson also urged lawmakers to take into account the fact that the Medicaid program already under funds the cost of providing care by at least $43 million in Iowa according to Eljay, LLC, thereby already placing enormous stress on facilities and staff before federal Medicare cuts even enter the picture. "We believe Congress should preserve, protect and defend seniors' Medicare-funded nursing home care, and we respectfully ask lawmakers to do so when Congress reconvenes in September."

All 50 State Cut Data Available at www.ahca.org.

The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) and Iowa Center for Assisted Living (ICAL) represent 560 Iowa nursing homes, assisted living programs, residential care facilities, and independent senior living and retirement communities.


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