MHCA and Coalition Speaks in Opposition of Governor's Proposed Supplemental Budget

On Monday, a coalition of long term care leaders testified in opposition of LD 2214 An Act to Make Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government, General Fund and Other Funds and to Change Certain Provisions of the Law Necessary to the Proper Operations of State Government for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2024 and June 30, 2025. 

We want to share our gratitude for those who spoke at the hearing and those who responded to our action alert and submitted written testimony. Our message is stronger with many voices. Everyone is encouraged to get involved and message legislators through our advocacy tool here.

MHCA President & CEO Angela Westhoff made it clear to the committees that this bill does not do nearly enough for long term care: "In light of the historic rate of long term care facility closures and conversions, I am testifying in opposition to the proposed supplemental budget. If the budget advances as drafted, Maine will continue to lose access to nursing homes and residential care facilities."

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