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Senate Health Care Bill Imperils Nursing Home Residents and Others Who Rely on Medi-Cal Funded Long-Term Care Services

The looming Senate vote this week on its draconian health care bill could have a devastating impact on hundreds of thousands of Californians who rely on Medi-Cal to pay for nursing home care, in-home care and other types of long-term care services. If passed, the bill would end Medi-Cal as we know it and likely take away health coverage from millions. According to the New York Times, theMedicaid cuts may force elders out of nursing homes.

Read alerts from Justice in AgingWestern Center on Law & PovertyCenter for Medicare AdvocacyNational Health Law Program, and  Families USA on the harmful impact of the Senate “Better Care Reconciliation Act” and opportunities to fight it. Families USA offers advocacy suggestions for people, like Californians, who have Democratic Senators who are fighting repeal of the Affordable Care Act.