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04/10/2019

Brod Testifies on HB 166 Budget Bill

This week, LeadingAge Ohio President and CEO Kathryn Brod testified before the House Subcommittee on Health and Human Services on HB 166, the biennial budget bill. Brod spoke to the workforce challenges that aging services providers are facing in nursing facilities as well as home care, as well as opportunities to “plug holes” in the existing system of long-term services and supports, like increasing funding for the underused assisted living waiver. Brod also shared members’ growing losses due to sluggish Medicaid eligibility determination.

To review her testimony, click here. To view Brod’s testimony, click here and scroll to 4:58.

Amendments to the executive budget are due Friday, April 12, after which the House will go into recess before reconvening to finish its work on the budget and advance the bill to the Senate, no later than the first week of May. To learn more about the budget process, join a bimonthly call this Monday, April 15 at 10am by dialing (800) 582-3014; passcode: 60427031#.

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