North Carolina Nurses Educate Legistlators About Effects of Medicaid Cuts

Stephen Tweed | July 3, 2009 | Newsroom
The state senate has recently approved a $55 million dollar budget cut to the Medicaid Personal Care Services (PCS) program. More than 36,000 elderly and children with mental/physical disabilities in North Carolina rely on these services as a part of their daily lives.The North Carolina Association for Home and Hospice Care (AHHC) and its 900…

The state senate has recently approved a $55 million dollar budget cut to the Medicaid Personal Care Services (PCS) program. More than 36,000 elderly and children with mental/physical disabilities in North Carolina rely on these services as a part of their daily lives.

The North Carolina Association for Home and Hospice Care (AHHC) and its 900 agency membership have made efforts to educate the state legislators and communities about the devastating effects. The team points out a significant economic loss if the state forces many of these elderly patients into nursing homes, where care costs can nearly quadruple.

Stephen Tweed
Stephen Tweed, CSP, began his journey as a business strategist in home health care in 1982. Today, Stephen is among the top thought leaders in Home Care strategy and management. He has worked with top 5% companies from across the US. He is a sought after speaker at from national and state association events.

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