The Bottom Line: Nursing Homes Predict Impact From Cuts To Medicaid

May 8, 2015

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.

This week Mark and Dave speak to Virginia Burke, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Healthcare Association, which represents nursing homes. The group has questioned a plan to cut millions of dollars in state Medicaid spending.

Burke tells Mark and Dave that cuts to Medicaid would likely lead to layoffs for nursing home staff, which could degrade the quality of patient care.

She also disputes numbers cited by some state officials, suggesting that Rhode Island spends more than other states on nursing home care.

When to listen

You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.

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