Feb 10, 2015 10:36 PM

Nursing home community concerned about Medicaid cuts


Mark Latham feels the elderly aren't getting their fair share.

"It seems to be they're the first group that they're the first group that gets looked at for cutting what their resources are and here we are with a cut of seven million dollars on the table," said Pleasant View Center Administrator Mark Latham.

The proposed cut is part of the Governor's budget and Pleasant View is expecting 340 thousand dollars of that seven million to help them treat their 90 residents that are medicaid recipients. Residents like Shirly Lampron.

"I have two retirements that go here. But who picks up the rest of it? Right now Medicaid does. But what's going to happen if they keep cutting us the way they're doing now?" asked Lampron.

Latham says if those cuts go through it could force layoffs and cut down on services. He's been dealing with Medicaid cuts for years.

"It's not reasonable and it's not right and frankly with all due respect to the Governor its against the law," said Latham.


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