BELL COUNTY, Texas — The Texas Health Care Association said Bell County’s long term care facilities don’t have enough Medicaid funding to provide quality care for every patient, and there will be more even more seniors that need care in the future.
“The number of Texans over 65 is expected to more than double by 2030, and by 2050, is projected to increase by more than 262 percent,” THCA said in a press release.
THCA Director of Government Relations Scot Kibbe told Channel 6 the federal government matches what the state of Texas puts in. He said Texas could put more in, but the amount has not changed in four years.
“Over the years, Texas has fallen farther and father behind on that rate,” Kibbe said. “Even while health care becomes more expensive and the labor market gets more difficult.”
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