Care providers say Medicaid cuts will shift costs

1 year 9 months 3 days ago Saturday, February 11 2017 Feb 11, 2017 Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:15:42 PM CST February 11, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — In-home care providers said proposed cuts to a Missouri Medicaid program providing in-home care to the elderly and people with disabilities will end up shifting costs to hospital visits.

Gov. Eric Greitens proposed cutting $52 million from state revenue to a home and community based services program. The service provides an in-home care provider to help people with cooking, cleaning, bathing and organizing medicine.

The cuts would require people to show a greater level of need to qualify for in-home and nursing home care.

Care providers said that without someone to help the elderly or disabled with organizing medicines or cooking meals, they could end up in the hospital.

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