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

Talking Points:

  • [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.

  • 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

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Feb 08 2023


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