Medicaid Nursing Home Funding Veteod last year

Medicaid Nursing Home Funding Veteod last year

Carmen
Carmen

February 3rd, 2007, 12:58 am #1

Dear Friends and Supporters,

During the 2006 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature generously approved $91 million in increased funding for nursing homes. However, shortly after the Legislature adjourned, then-Governor Bush vetoed the entire amount – a huge blow to nursing homes and the residents they serve. Nursing homes that were counting on the money to increase salaries and benefits and continue providing high quality services and amenities were stunned. The Governor’s action came at the worst time possible, with soaring property insurance and utility costs looming.

Florida now has a new Governor, Charlie Crist, and new leadership in the House and Senate. We also have over 30 freshman legislators who know little about nursing homes and the history of what happened last session. They start committee meetings the second week of January in preparation for the Regular Legislative Session which begins on March 6.

Please write Governor Charlie Crist and your state Representative and Senator now and urge them to reappropriate the $91 million in Medicaid nursing home funding increases adopted by the 2006 Legislature and later vetoed by Governor Bush. Although the 2007 Legislative Session starts on March 6, decisions about most funding priorities will be made before that time.

The link directly below this message will give you a sample letter that we urge you to copy into a personal letter to the Governor. Personal letters have the best effect. However, you can also send the letter (along with any modification you wish to make to it to reflect your relationship to River Garden) as an e-mail message. Please know though, that e-mail is generally not as effective as U.S. mail. Also, make certain to include your full name and address.


"If you are from Florida, Please visit http://www.rivergarden.org/news.html to obtain a sample letter.

Thanks Carmen
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Anonymous
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February 4th, 2007, 12:23 am #2

Those Da-n Bush's are at it again.
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February 4th, 2007, 12:38 am #3

Dear Friends and Supporters,

During the 2006 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature generously approved $91 million in increased funding for nursing homes. However, shortly after the Legislature adjourned, then-Governor Bush vetoed the entire amount – a huge blow to nursing homes and the residents they serve. Nursing homes that were counting on the money to increase salaries and benefits and continue providing high quality services and amenities were stunned. The Governor’s action came at the worst time possible, with soaring property insurance and utility costs looming.

Florida now has a new Governor, Charlie Crist, and new leadership in the House and Senate. We also have over 30 freshman legislators who know little about nursing homes and the history of what happened last session. They start committee meetings the second week of January in preparation for the Regular Legislative Session which begins on March 6.

Please write Governor Charlie Crist and your state Representative and Senator now and urge them to reappropriate the $91 million in Medicaid nursing home funding increases adopted by the 2006 Legislature and later vetoed by Governor Bush. Although the 2007 Legislative Session starts on March 6, decisions about most funding priorities will be made before that time.

The link directly below this message will give you a sample letter that we urge you to copy into a personal letter to the Governor. Personal letters have the best effect. However, you can also send the letter (along with any modification you wish to make to it to reflect your relationship to River Garden) as an e-mail message. Please know though, that e-mail is generally not as effective as U.S. mail. Also, make certain to include your full name and address.


"If you are from Florida, Please visit http://www.rivergarden.org/news.html to obtain a sample letter.

Thanks Carmen
I click the Link to the letter but it's not opening.
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Joined: October 10th, 2001, 5:32 am

February 4th, 2007, 10:31 am #4

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February 4th, 2007, 1:36 pm #5

Thank you.
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Carmen
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February 4th, 2007, 6:11 pm #6

Thanks and sorry about that.
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Joined: October 10th, 2001, 5:32 am

February 4th, 2007, 7:10 pm #7

Thank you.
you are welcome

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Joined: October 10th, 2001, 5:32 am

February 4th, 2007, 7:11 pm #8

Thanks and sorry about that.
you are welcome. No problem.

Pasmaline
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

February 4th, 2007, 7:54 pm #9

Dear Friends and Supporters,

During the 2006 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature generously approved $91 million in increased funding for nursing homes. However, shortly after the Legislature adjourned, then-Governor Bush vetoed the entire amount – a huge blow to nursing homes and the residents they serve. Nursing homes that were counting on the money to increase salaries and benefits and continue providing high quality services and amenities were stunned. The Governor’s action came at the worst time possible, with soaring property insurance and utility costs looming.

Florida now has a new Governor, Charlie Crist, and new leadership in the House and Senate. We also have over 30 freshman legislators who know little about nursing homes and the history of what happened last session. They start committee meetings the second week of January in preparation for the Regular Legislative Session which begins on March 6.

Please write Governor Charlie Crist and your state Representative and Senator now and urge them to reappropriate the $91 million in Medicaid nursing home funding increases adopted by the 2006 Legislature and later vetoed by Governor Bush. Although the 2007 Legislative Session starts on March 6, decisions about most funding priorities will be made before that time.

The link directly below this message will give you a sample letter that we urge you to copy into a personal letter to the Governor. Personal letters have the best effect. However, you can also send the letter (along with any modification you wish to make to it to reflect your relationship to River Garden) as an e-mail message. Please know though, that e-mail is generally not as effective as U.S. mail. Also, make certain to include your full name and address.


"If you are from Florida, Please visit http://www.rivergarden.org/news.html to obtain a sample letter.

Thanks Carmen
We need to remember the funds for these laws come from US. Our tax dollar. An increase in pay is often lost with the increase in tax we dole out.

I don't know what the solution is with this. I do know that the amounts nursing homes charge for their services are almost never equal to the amount the government pays them...nursing homes run in the red nearly all the time now.

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Carmen
Carmen

February 5th, 2007, 4:17 am #10

It wouldnt bother me to pay taxes on the people who have taken care of us. This is important for everyone. One day most people are going to have to make a desision about there parents and themselves oneday. Invest now or otherwise when you come accross this bridge, places as highly recognized as River Garden might not be around expecially if they are in the red all year and then you will have to resort to living in poor conditions. Especially on a CNAs salary: where are we gonna go when we can no longer fend for ourselves? It's so important to invest in medicaid/medicare homes now, before they are no more. I understand that there are other issues that are just as important but I think that spending a little extra to invest in our futures is something that should be on our top priority lists.



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