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As the director at Castle Manor Supportive Living in
Lincoln, I am speaking out on behalf of my staff, my residents and
the families whose loved ones reside at my facility, regarding the
governor's fiscal year 2012 budget proposal of over $140 million in
Medicaid cuts to seniors in nursing homes and supportive living
facilities. These proposed cuts are aimed directly at our sickest,
oldest and most frail residents who depend on Medicaid assistance.
Additionally, as an important employer in our community, these
cuts would force us to make very real considerations at reducing our
staff at a time when having a job in our community for financial
support is vitally important.
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My staff, our residents and their families will all be affected
by these cuts, and we are standing strong to urge the governor and
the Illinois General Assembly to reject these draconian cuts and
protect Medicaid funding for nursing homes and supportive living
Castle Manor Supportive Living
April 22, 2011]
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