Legislature passes bill to raise taxes to pay for nursing home facilities
State authorities have announced that a bill has been passed that will raise the taxes that is currently levied in nursing homes in order to bring in an estimated $145 million next year.
After this money is brought in, the government health care funding will approve for that number to be matched nearly the same amount from what is collected with Medicaid.
The Governor and other nursing home executives have said that these additional funds will help to increase staffing at nursing homes, hire more state inspectors and make reforms in the troubled system. Nearly 86 percent of the $290 million will be given back to the facilities.
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