Medicaid Funding in Nursing Homes Below Minimum Wage

The American Health Care Association issued a study that determined, while nursing-home workers make at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, Medicare pays an average of $7.17 per worker, leaving the facilities to make up the difference.

“This report reveals a truth many would not believe — today’s nursing facilities are paid less than the minimum wage,” Mark Parkinson, president and chief executive officer of the association, says in a statement.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/01/22/Medicaid-funding-often-below-minimum-wage/UPI-84351295733818/#ixzz1BzafSFIa

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