Medicaid shortfall may put nursing home patients at risk in Louisiana.
Some 30,000 nursing home residents in Louisiana, who are on Medicaid, may face evictions from nursing homes, unless the budget cuts in the House are reversed before July 1, according to USA Today in "More than 30,000 nursing home eviction notices to be sent in Louisiana Thursday." The notices are being sent out by law.
There is still time for the state to fix this problem. However, there appears to be an impasse between the governor and the legislature over funding. Something similar could also eventually happen in other states.
As the population of the U.S. gets older, Medicaid expenses are growing for both the states and the federal government. Many states are looking for ways to change their programs to save money and the Trump administration has given them greater flexibility to do.
It is not certain how far the administration will allow states to go.
Reference: USA Today (May 7, 2018) "More than 30,000 nursing home eviction notices to be sent in Louisiana Thursday."