Ohio Nursing Homes Object To Budget Cuts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio nursing homes are back on the offensive with a lobbying and public relations campaign to oppose cuts to the industry suggested by Gov. Ted Strickland.

Strickland has proposed a roughly $300 million reduction in medicaid reimbursements to nursing homes after the house and senate made changes that essentially spared the industry from cuts.

Strickland's proposal sets up a disagreement with the legislature as lawmakers scramble to come up with a budget plan by July 1 that erases a $3.2 billion deficit.

Nursing home officials descended on the statehouse Thursday to make their case that Strickland's cuts would force facilities to close and lead to 2,000 job cuts and a decrease in quality care.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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