Public Hearing on HB 2: Long Term Care funding
Raise your voice for a better Montana by testifying on this bill. Write out your comments in advance, then follow the link to sign up to testify or submit written comment
What: HB 2, Public Hearing on Long Term Care funding
When: Wednesday, February 8th @ 8AM-Noon
Where: Appropriations Subcommittee B – Room 102 – Sign up to testify or submit written comment
Contact for questions: Rep. Mary Caferro (D) – (406) 461-2384
[Provide a personal story; family members struggling to find senior care / friends whose parents have been moved as homes shut down / etc]
Fund the medicaid provider rate at the cost of business in the guidehouse study. https://dphhs.mt.gov/assets/
ProviderRateStudy/Reports/ FinalMTNursingFacilityRateStud yReport.pdf
In order for Montana to address the state’s long-term / senior care crisis, we need to fund provider rates at the level the Guidehouse Study recommended: we will continue to face staffing shortages if our long-term health care providers are not paid a competitive wage.
We need to support Montana providers who’ve been in this work for decades
We need to properly fund and support Montana workers
If we do not, Montana families will continue to struggle to find local, affordable long-term care.
11 nursing homes and counting have closed already – That means Montanans parents and grandparents are shuttled further and further away from family as their community nursing homes close down.
Rural communities rely on these facilities
Find my legislator: https://leg.mt.gov/map/
Send Your Legislator a Message: https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/
Public Testimony: https://leg.mt.gov/public-testimony/