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Writers regularly post articles, studies and essays about our work, our residents and the communities we live in. Below you’ll find a growing list of links leading to reading material about nursing home funding and quality care. We will update this page frequently, so please check in regularly. Also, if you saw something in the news that you think others would benefit from, let us know so that we can post it.

Unemployed protest outside Fitzpatrick’s office

Close to 100 people, some carrying paper headstones and crosses and trailing a coffin, protested the lack of jobs being created with the nation’s unemployment above 9 percent and more than 14 million people out of work.

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Medicaid cuts would be disasterous

Providers tell their stories about how cutting Medicaid will lower quality and force facilities to close.

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What cuts to medicaid could mean for you, your family, your job

Cutting Medicaid will threaten the health and security of millions of Americans, hinder economic growth and destroy the remaining safety net available to our most vulnerable populations. These policies are unjustifiable, particularly during an economic recession.

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Medicare, Medicaid cuts might cost jobs, services at Pa. hospitals

If a deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling includes reductions to Medicare and Medicaid, some Pennsylvania hospitals may have to cut services and lay off workers …


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Be careful cutting budget

About 17 percent of all Pennsylvanians receive some level of service through Medicaid. Cutting services to these patients is something lawmakers must not take lightly.

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