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Nursing Home Said She Had to Go. To a Homeless Shelter – from The New York Times

In a 22 Feb., article in The New York Times, entitled, “Complaints About Nursing Home Evictions Rise, and Regulators Take Note” , by authors, Tara Siegel Bernard and Robert Pear, the pull quote stated, “One reason for the evictions, legal advocates say, is that the residents’ better-paying Medicare coverage is ending and will be replaced by Medicaid.”

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(Photo Credit: Justin Kaneps for The New York Times.)

Medicare Coverage Ends: Many Nursing Home Residents Leave Without a Challenge

According to the article, “Six weeks after Deborah Zwaschka-Blansfield had the lower half of her left leg amputated, she received some news from the nursing home where she was recovering: Her insurance would no longer pay, and it was time to move on.” The authors continued to describe that, “Her experience is becoming increasingly common among the 1.4 million nursing home residents across the country.”

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