Hiding in plain sight in Gov. Sandoval's budget are cuts to the Medicaid program. The federal government pays more than 50 percent of all Medicaid costs but the state must meet the rest. Some of Gov. Sandoval's cuts threaten federal funding and medical providers all say they are losing money on Medicaid patients. We look at the crisis in Nevada and what other states are doing to solve the problem.
It is my understanding that the governor's budget will cut home health care for the elderly and disabled, thus forcing more individuals into nursing homes. If so, how will this affect the nursing home communities? Is there any estimate of how much more such changes will add to our state budget?Beth –Mar 28, 2011 09:25:36 AM