Thursday, April 17, 2008

Senior Care in Minnesota at Risk From Budget Cuts

Kim Winnegge, The ForumPublished Sunday, April 13, 2008

With Minnesota facing a projected deficit of $935 million, area advocates warn that program cuts to the health and human services sector will drastically affect the most vulnerable people in the community.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty has proposed a $32 million cut in long-term care funding, with no cost-of-living increases in 2008.

He also wants to repeal rebasing for nursing homes, a process that would phase in rate adjustments over eight years to reflect actual costs in providing services.

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