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US passes bill protecting low income nursing home patients

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:755
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Earlier this month, the US House of Representatives passed a bill which bars nursing homes from evicting Medicaid patients, who are generally less profitable for the homes than those who pay privately.

    The bill was sponsored by representative Jim Davis of Florida and cosponsored by 60 members of Congress, including almost the entire delegation from Florida. The bill does not force nursing homes to remain in Medicaid, and they may …

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