More on Governor's 2012 Budget Proposal- 1/27/11

posted Jan 27, 2011, 12:21 PM by Frank Baskin   [ updated Jan 27, 2011, 12:45 PM ]
Many elder related items were level funded. There are a few challenges to note.  The home care purchased services account was reduced by just. under five....CLICK TITLE FOR MORE....million.  Medicaid also increased the co-payment for prescription medications from $ 3 to $ 5 per script.  This will have an impact on rest home residents(and others) who need psychiatric and other medications and whose monthly income is low.  If all they have is a PNA of $ 72.80  per month a few medications will decrease their funds and their ability to pay for clothing/shoes, etc. 
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