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Nonprofit Home Health Providers Express Concerns in Health Reform Debate

Posted on | December 14, 2009 | No Comments

emily_150x117Emily Swanson, VNAA

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) is still deeply concerned about the Medicare home health cuts proposed in the Senate healthcare bill (H.R. 3590), the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” despite being significantly lower than the House bill’s proposed cuts; $42.1 billion and $54.7 billion, respectively, over ten years.

“We recognize that the home health cuts outlined in the Senate health reform package are considerably less; however, for nonprofit home health providers these cuts still pose a significant threat to their missions,” stated Andy Carter, President and CEO of VNAA. “It is critical that proposals, like Senator Kerry’s, are included in a final Senate healthcare reform bill. We are continuing to work with the Senate leadership to further reduce the cuts and provide protections for safety net home health agencies.”     (to continue…)

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