The Missouri Silver Haired Legislature held their 41st Annual Conference on October 22-24, 2014. At this conference they set their Top Five priorities for the 2015 Missouri Legislative session.
1) Restore funding for Home-Delivered and Congregate meals provided by the Area Agencies on Aging. 2) Increase funding for programs and services provided by the Area Agengies on Aging. 3) Expand Medicaid eligiblity from the current level to 138% of the federal poverty level. 4) Increase MO HealthNet allowable Asset Level to $2,000 for an individual and $4,000 for a couple. 5) Retain the Property Tax Credit known as the “Circuit Breaker”.
The Missouri Coalition for Quality Care supports these priorities. We encourage you to contact your Representatives and Senators to support the passage of these issues.
Missouri Coalition for Quality Care supports this legislation and we encourage you to contact your local representative asking them to support this legislation.
H.R.5373 : Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act of 2014 Sponsor:Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 7/31/2014) Cosponsors (4) Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce Latest Major Action: 8/1/2014 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health
This bill would require all nursing homes receiving Medicare and/or Medicaid reimbursement to have a registered nurse (RN) on duty twenty four (24) hours per day, seven days a week.
Under current federal law, nursing homes are only required to have a RN eight (8) hours each day regardless of the facility size, no matter how many residents they have or how sick they are.
Please contact your Representative concerning this proposed pending legislation. Links for House and Senate are below to help find your Representative.