Care Providers: Medicaid Cuts Will Shift Costs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In-home care providers say that proposed cuts to a Missouri Medicaid program providing in-home care to the elderly and people with disabilities will end up shifting costs to hospital visits.

Gov. Eric Greitens last week proposed cutting $52 million from state revenue to a home and community based services program. The service provides an in-home care provider to help people with cooking, cleaning, bathing and organizing medicine.

The cuts would require people to show a greater level of need to qualify for in-home and nursing home care.

Care providers say that without someone to help the elderly or disabled with organizing medicines or cooking meals, they could end up in the hospital.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

five × 4 =