Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Home Health faces Medicare cuts as part of health care reform
An organization called the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has a secondary political issue advocacy website “We Can Save Home Health” (link) and makes the argument that the current proposals for health care reform would slash Medicare (and probably Medicaid) benefits for home health care for certain seniors and disabled individuals in many circumstances. The website offers staged links for the voter to contact politicians in his or her state.
Of course, in many situations families (or individuals from their own previous savings or provisions previously made by spouses) must pay for home health care services on their own now, as Medicare typically does not care for many of these services, outside of Hospice on the one hand and rehabilitation on the other.