The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By MARY ARMSTRONG
Valley County Commissioner 

Op Ed: Medicaid Rates for Montana Nursing Homes

 

December 28, 2022



As Montanans, we care for each other. Across the rural-urban divide, generational divide, and Brawl of the Wild divide. Of all our constituents across Montana, the most deserving are our elderly neighbors who are on Medicaid benefits. They have served Montana well, and at this final stage in their lives seek the promise of compassionate, medically appropriate care. Most of them are out of money, have used up their care options with family members and loved ones, and cannot afford in-home care, which can cost more than $20,000 a month and is rarely covered by private insurance or Medicaid.

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