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P of ubl AUGUST 2009 • VOL. 30, NO. 8 • www.mcknights.com th ica e Y tio ea n r A new vision Win Marshall, the incoming AAHSA chair Page 50 House releases new States struggle as debt mounts plans for healthcare By John O’Connor Many states began ﬁscal years last Photo: iStockphoto month facing mountains of debt. A downturn in the nation’s econ- omy has fueled layoffs, which, in Coffee may help prevent memory loss. turn, has significantly reduced funds in state coffers. An Alzheimer’s As a result, many long-term care providers now find themselves wake-up call? bracing for Medicaid eligibility reductions, payment delays and Photo: Scott J. Ferrell/CQ/newscom.com By John O’Connor other possible cuts. That ﬁrst cup of coffee in the morn- California lawmakers failed ing may do more than wake up your to plug a $24 billion deficit senses. It just might help your body hole, which caused Gov. Arnold ﬁght off memory loss, a primary
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