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Louisiana to evict 30,000 elderly from nursing homes because Medicaid ran out

The state Finance Chair is worried the move makes them look “heartless.” Ya think?

The Louisiana state House of Representatives just passed a new budget that will cause more than 30,000 elderly people to lose Medicaid and be evicted from their nursing homes. The eviction notices are scheduled to go out this week.

A Department of Health spokesman, Bob Johannessen, talks about the changes:

“The Louisiana Department of Health is beginning the process of notifying all impacted enrollees that some people may lose their Medicaid eligibility. The goal of the department is to give notice to all affected people as soon as possible in order that they begin developing their appropriate plans.”

The problem stems from the newly passed budget which cuts healthcare by over $500 million dollars due to a loss of one-cent sales tax in June. The expiring tax added $880 million to the Louisiana budget.

The cuts to healthcare won’t just be felt by the elderly, either. Lafayette General hospital has already sent out word to its 800 employees that the medical center will have to close. Other hospitals are expected to be similarly affected and some 25,000 jobs in the assisted living industry will be cut as well.

Louisiana Senate Finance Chair is worried as well, but not so much about the plight of the state’s elderly, “This makes us look heartless,” he said. Glad to see he has his priorities are in the right place.

Read more about the evictions, “Nursing home eviction notices to be sent Thursday” written by Greg Hilburn and posted by News Star on May 7, 2018.

Wow totally fake enquiror news. Placing blame on the President just like always!!

Wow, it never fails to surprise me when I hear about misappropriated photos. It shouldn't surprise me but it always does.

What about the people without family? What are they going to do, wheel them out to the bus stop like that one hospital did?

Some people are obviously misinformed about medicare and medicaid. This story seems a bit exaggerated. Some folks seek to blame the President for funding problems with Medicaid, which is a federal medical insurance program for indigent seniors (as opposed to Medicare, which is a medical program for all seniors who otherwise qualify to use this program)................ All federal funding bills must originate in the House of Representatives and are affirmed or changed by the Senate........... The President has little or nothing to do with the funding of any federal bill or program, except to sign a bill, veto a bill or leave it sit on his desk for 10 days without his signature allowing the bill to become law without presidential signature. ...........................................The procedure is factually correct as outlined above, and STANDS in contrast to, the extreme long term bitterness and relentless hatred by poor sports and sore losers, toward our duly elected president..................
.................Why not read a little of the article?......... It starts off with..........."The Louisiana state House of Representatives just passed a new budget that will cause more than 30,000 elderly people to lose Medicaid and be evicted from their nursing homes. The eviction notices are scheduled to go out this week"....................... Notice the article says "The Louisiana STATE House of Representatives just passed a new budget that will ..."? Notice the word "state"?........ Our President is in a federal position, not a state position, and our President is not part of the Louisiana House of Representatives....... Please, at least, try to get your facts straight, before so boldly lashing out at our president. .................. /\/...................... A Louisiana state Department of Health spokesman, talked about the changes:

“The Louisiana Department of Health is beginning the process of notifying all impacted enrollees that SOME people MAY lose their Medicaid ELIGABILITY. The goal of the department is to give notice to all affected people as soon as possible in order that THEY can begin developing their own appropriate remedial plans.”

The problem stems from the newly passed (Louisiana state) budget which cuts state provided healthcare by over $500 million dollars, due to a loss of one-cent sales tax revenue starting in June 2018. The expiring sales tax, which had added $880 million to the Louisiana budget, is about to get cut off......... Frankly, Id much prefer that no money ever go to Israel, as long as we have even one homeless person on the streets of America.

Cut health care for the most vulnerable seniors--truly a horrible situation. Give us a not for profit health care system like every other developed country has and let our astronomical costs go for care and not to greedy insurance and drug companies. Legislators sound absolutely corrupt. Does Louisiana have a flat income tax like PA. We need progressive income tax on income and investments. I am totally disgusted by the Rs in this country and all the dumbed down people who keep voting for them. People can't afford to pay $70-80000/ year for care. Trump just gave the top 2% largest decrease in taxes, with the largest deficit. This country is like a third world country.

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