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Offbeat "It has the potential to kill people": Thousands face eviction from nursing homes

07:56  10 may  2018
07:56  10 may  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

Tens of thousands of Louisiana residents could lose Medicaid benefits

  Tens of thousands of Louisiana residents could lose Medicaid benefits More than 30,000 Medicaid recipients, including those in nursing homes and group homes in Louisiana could lose their benefits and face eviction due to proposed state cuts. Louisiana Department of Health Deputy Secretary Michelle Alletto said the agency will notify about 37,000 Medicaid recipients, whose eligibility to receive the benefit could end on July 1, they may have to move out of the facilities because of the lack of state funding.

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Eviction notices are going out Thursday to thousands in nursing homes and group homes . " It has the potential to kill people ," Tucker said. "I'm not scaring anybody by design," said Gov.

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- In Louisiana, tens of thousands of elderly and disabled people could soon lose their Medicaid benefits because the state faces a budget shortfall of more than $500 million.

Eviction notices are going out Thursday to thousands in nursing homes and group homes.

Betty Waller, 89, is a polio survivor and lives in a nursing home in Baton Rouge. Her life savings pays for part of her care, but Medicaid is needed for the rest.

"I won't be living under a bridge somewhere, but still it's a really scary thing," she said.

On July 1, she could be one of about 37,000 people in the state who will lose their Medicaid eligibility if the state doesn't balance its budget.

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Tens of thousands of elderly and disabled people could soon lose their Medicaid benefits because the state faces a budget shortfall.

" It has the potential to kill people ": Thousands face eviction from nursing homes . It's a life that will be devoted to the Catholic priesthood. Times may change the faces in the choir, but never the faith.

Jim Tucker runs 12 nursing homes in the capitol and 800 of his patients could be told to leave.

"It has the potential to kill people," Tucker said.

"I'm not scaring anybody by design," said Gov. John Bel Edwards. "The cuts are so catastrophic we shouldn't contemplate them but as we sit here the legislature has failed to act in a fiscal session last year and a special session this year."

Republican Rep. Cameron Henry is head of the Appropriations Committee in the Louisiana House, and he says they want a budget that is sustainable over the long term. He says Republicans may be willing to pass a tax the governor wants.

We asked Waller, the Baton Rouge resident, what she would tell lawmakers contemplating the cuts.

"It was something I never thought would be ever taken away," she replied. "I thought it was here forever."

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