It is well known that most nursing home residents are participants in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Medicare is the health insurance program for seniors while Medicaid provides support for those with low-incomes. Medicare generally only pays for short, rehabilitative nursing home stays. Residents who need to move into a nursing home for a longer period of time usually need Medicaid support to pay for that care.
All of this means that the constant policymaking confusion and budget concerns about these programs understandably worry local seniors. So many actual lives hang in the balance with support for these programs, and so everything possible needs to be done to preserve the stability of the institutions. Undoubtedly this might involve large-scale restructuring of tax rates, reimbursement details, and similar matters. However, another facet is simply working to cut down on wasteful medical spending and fraud.
Fighting Medicare Fraud