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Two New Caregiver Groups Join Seniors' Advocate Coalition Opposing Medicare Cuts
Date:12/6/2007

every walk of life, receives the quality long term care they need and deserve," said Diane Carter, RN, MSN, President and CEO of Long Term Care NurseNet, the umbrella organization for AANEX and AANAC. "We completely concur with the Coalition's view that the Medicare cuts still under consideration by Congress will take us backwards in terms of advancing the rigorous intra-facility quality improvement programs now underway nationwide. Plain and simple, the Medicare cuts are harmful to seniors' care needs, and should not be implemented."

Cantrell said the new Coalition to Protect Senior Care print advertising now running conveys the following message:

"Congress and front-line caregivers have a shared responsibility to protect Medicare funding for senior care. Proposed cuts of $2.7 billion threaten recent quality improvements and adequate staffing levels in our nation's skilled nursing facilities. It is up to our leaders in Washington to take a stand for quality care, and for our nation's sick, elderly and disabled citizens."

In addition to AANAC and AANEX, 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 National Rural Health Association (NRHA); the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA); the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Society of Health Care Administration Executives (ASHCAE); ASHCAE state affiliate members representing Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas and Utah; the American Health Care Association (AHCA); the American Health Quality Association (AHQA); the Coalition of Women in Long Term Care (COWL); the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL); the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA); the A
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