US Senate health care vote looming June 30th with possible deep Medicaid cuts

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) planned to share on Thursday morning a so-called “discussion draft” of a health reform bill that is likely to cause long-term providers a lot of worry.

According to congressional aides and lobbyists familiar with the secretive negotiations, the bill would cut off Medicaid expansion at a slower pace than the House-passed bill, but the Senate version would ultimately slice more funding.

Medicaid is the top payer of nursing home services. This fact has led long-term care lobbyists and operators, who have already spoken out strongly against the House bill, very nervous about the Senate version.



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