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Rochester New York: letter to the editor reveals inadequacies of Medicaid for nursing homes

A letter to the editor written by the CEO of Rochester health care network Unity Health System reveals that Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes are set at levels established in 1983. Reforms are clearly needed and the Governor is only providing short-term fixes that will not help cure the defects in the system which affect those for which the aid is intended: the poor, disabled and elderly.

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