Daily Archives: June 23, 2017

Senator Merkley visits Laurelhurst Village and other Oregon nursing homes in lead up to potential Medicaid cuts

Senator Merkley with Administrative Staff

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley last week toured urban and rural nursing homes, hearing first-hand from administrators, nurses and residents about the critical need to preserve the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Senate Republicans’ “Secret 13” are writing a bill behind closed doors that will likely kick more than 20 million Americans off their health care, while dramatically raising costs for millions more. At Laurelhurst Village in Portland, many of their long-term care and assisted living residents are able to be at the facility because of the Oregon Health Plan. Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants said that if that … Continue reading