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Nursing homes watching Pennsylvania budget impasse

Nursing homes watching Pennsylvania budget impasse

Publicly owned nursing homes like Cedarbrook and Gracedale may start to feel the pinch if the budget showdown between Gov. Tom Wolf and Republicans in the state Legislature lingers a few more weeks. Wolf acknowledged last week that counties may have to borrow to bankroll their human services departments. Such programs often rely on Medicare or Medicaid passed along by the state. Minus a budget deal, counties could find themselves covering the costs until the gridlock ends. Democrat Wolf has said he is working to minimize disruption and fiscal pain. But a few local Republican lawmakers Tuesday accused him of creating a crisis by vetoing an entire GOP budget alternative, instead of...

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