Friday, February 12, 2010

Calif. Budget Cuts Will Hit Adult Day Care Centers, Prison Health Care; Texas And Kansas Weigh Medicaid Cuts

from Medical News Today

The Los Angeles Times, on adult day care centers in California: "Under the most recent cost-saving budget proposals, 327 adult day healthcare centers throughout California would be eliminated. Cuts could save the state $135 million in fiscal 2011, state projections show. But advocates and center operators said care for many of the 37,000 low-income participants -- who suffer from diabetes, brain injuries, dementia and other chronic conditions -- would cost the state even more money if the centers close. More than 40% of participants would end up in nursing homes, said Lydia Missaelides, executive director of the California Assn. for Adult Day Services. Others would be hospitalized" (Gorman, 2/11).

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