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FHCA Statement on Senate and House Budget Proposals
Statement from FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed on Senate and House proposed budgets:
“Funding and quality care go hand in hand, and we’re thankful the Legislature recognized that as they developed their initial budgets. Florida has an increasingly growing aging population, and both the Senate and House budgets are an important step toward meeting their long-term health care needs, whether in their home or in a nursing center when the time and resources are needed for more specialized care. We want to thank Senator Bean and Representative Magar, along with their colleagues, for their ongoing support of our state's elderly population. The nursing center funding increase is critical for our members as the cost of delivering high-quality care continues to rise. Providing the finest possible care for our frailest elders requires exceptional staff, specialized equipment, and the dedication and training to meet their unique needs. FHCA will continue working with both chambers throughout this process to ensure that funding is in place to support those entrusted to our care, both today and into the future.”
- The House has proposed an additional $44.8 million ($17.1M GR) in Medicaid funding for nursing center care for FY 2020-2021.
- The Senate has proposed an additional $104.8 million ($40M GR) in Medicaid funding for nursing center care for FY 2020-2021.
Kristen Knapp, APR