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Ryan budget proposal would hurt nursing home residents on Medicaid, critics charge

Ryan budget proposal would hurt nursing home residents on Medicaid, critics charge

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A Republican budget plan unveiled in the House of Representatives Tuesday would slash healthcare spending by $732 billion over the next decade, in part by reengineering Medicaid. The proposed changes could jeopardize benefits for a huge number of nursing home residents, critics said.

Medicaid questions persist in wake of Obama victory

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While a controversial Republican-supported Medicaid block-grants option will be off the table after last week's presidential election, uncertainty will continue about nursing homes' No. 1 source of payment as President Obama's healthcare reform plans move forward.