What does it take to become a priority in the Texas Legislature?
As someone who provides nursing home care for the state’s frail and elderly, I often wonder why my residents and their caregivers never seems to be a priority of our legislators.
About two out of every three Texas nursing home residents rely on Medicaid to pay for their care. That rate is set by the Texas Legislature. Our Legislature has set a rate that is one of the lowest in the nation. It does not even come close to meeting the cost of caring for Medicaid residents by the state’s own estimates.