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The common area of the nursing home at Westminster Village North in Indianapolis, which has benefited from additional federal Medicaid funding. (Courtesy of Westminster Village North)

Chasing Millions in Medicaid Dollars, Hospitals Buy up Nursing Homes

Westminster Village North, a nursing home and retirement community in Indianapolis, recently added 25 beds and two kitchens to speed food delivery to residents.

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Glaring Quality Gaps in Nursing Homes to Grow With Medicaid Cuts

Nursing homes that rely the most on Medicaid tend to provide the worst care for their residents; not just the people covered by the program but also those who pay privately or have Medicare coverage.

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Pushing Health Care to The States is no Solution

The U.S. Senate recently found itself in a mad rush to beat the clock and repeal the Affordable Care Act before Sept. 30.

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Esther Ellis sits on her bed at home in Hawthorne, Calif., on July 18, 2017. The 78-year-old received a new mattress earlier this year from Partners in Care, a nonprofit that runs four of the dozens of sites in California's Multipurpose Senior Services Program, a Medicaid-funded home services program. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

Counting on Medicaid to Avoid a Nursing Home? it’s Up to Congress

States can choose whether to offer Medicaid services at home, but nursing home coverage, which is more expensive, is a required benefit.

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Low Medicaid Rates Limit Access to Assisted Living, Quality Care

More than 700,000 elderly and disabled Americans receive health care in residential care communities, such as assisted living facilities. As the population ages, this number will grow. A new study by RTI International found that low Medicaid payment rates for services in assisted living and similar settings discourage residential care providers from serving Medicaid beneficiaries, which […]

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, meets with reporters after a closed-door Republican strategy session, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell said Senate Republicans will unveil their revised health care bill Thursday and begin voting on it next week, adding, he could delay the chamber's August recess for two weeks as the GOP tries breaking logjams that have slowed work on that and other issues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell’s New AHCA Bill Retains Medicaid Cuts

The measure retains cuts in Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor, disabled and nursing home patients, that moderate Republican senators have fought.

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