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Dems’ Medicaid Fear-Mongering Overlooks Nursing Home Conditions – Newsmax

A 2017 Newsmax article by author, Betsy McCaughey, was entitled, “Dems’ Medicaid Fear-Mongering Overlooks Nursing Home Conditions”. McCaughey reported, “Nationwide, one-third of nursing home residents suffer serious, often permanent injuries due to neglect, according to a federal Inspector General report.” She continued, “Indifference is the real culprit, not inadequate Medicaid money. For example, New York State pays among the highest Medicaid rates in the nation — yet also tolerates some of the worst conditions.”

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Examples of Neglect and Mistreatment in Nursing Homes

Specific illustrations of neglect and mistreatment of nursing home residents cited in the article were as follows: “Incontinent patients languish in soiled diapers that lead to sores and infections; patients unable to eat and drink on their own develop severe dehydration; others suffer falls and internal injuries because of medical errors or over-medication.”

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