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Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:16 am

Editor's note 7/5/18

After the Supreme Court ruling, a message to my fellow former fair-sharers

Illinois continues its longstanding practice of giving shabby treatment to nursing homes. This week the Associated Press reported that for-profit nursing homes are having to front $300 million in Medicaid costs while the state blames its computers for a huge backlog in determining eligibility. Now comes news that a 113-year-old church-supported nonprofit, the 98-bed Pleasant Hill Village in Girard, will close its skilled care nursing home in September because of slow state payments and low reimbursement rates. State government is the worst of managers when it saves money by withholding funds from those who care for its most vulnerable residents. –Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO

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