Louisiana HB 790 to shift nursing home funding to at-home care stalls in House

A bill intended to shift state-funded health care for the elderly from nursing homes to at-home care stalled in a Louisiana House committee on Tuesday after facing staunch opposition from nursing home representatives and skepticism from lawmakers.


State Rep. Walt Leger III, D-New Orleans, said he was trying to breathe life back into an initiative that is about three years in the making with his House Bill 790. Specifically, the legislation would have required the Department of Health and Hospitals to seek out a private company that would offer Medicaid managed care for long-term services affecting the elderly.



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