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Genesis HealthCare CEO George Hager Jr. said in a recent interview that he hopes nursing homes will see “federal funding that is additive to the inadequate Medicaid funding” in 2017 — although it’s still likely to be short.

“Any additional cost in a budget that is already imbalanced is very difficult, but I do think there would be bipartisan support to offer a benefit for chronic illness,” Hager told the Philadelphia Inquirer in early January.

Hager also added that he anticipates little change to the industry under President Donald Trump.