Florida Health Care Association
Current President and CEO of the American Health Care Association and former Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson cautioned Floridians recently about the effects that planned cuts in Medicaid could have on our state’s nursing home residents. Parkinson recently delivered his address at the Florida Health Care Association conference in Orlando and echoed some of the concerns that Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has also had regarding how the cuts could endanger seniors in our state’s assisted living facilities. Parkinson told attendees that the average profit margin for a nursing home in Florida is two percent. This is why the planned cuts to Medicare and Medicaid from federal and state agencies could harm seniors as few of them have private insurance to supplement the costs of their care.