Here’s a great health care industry article that says the same thing that we’ve been saying on this blog for years: Spending more time and money on improving the care for our nation’s most vulnerable citizens is not only the right thing to do, but will actually save taxpayers money.  This report from the Kaiser Family Foundation confirms that these type of improvements to long term care can save taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars each year.
I have noted on this blog, as of today, some large nursing home conglomerates increase their profits by under staffing and underfunding nursing homes.  Who pays the price?  Patients who suffer and the taxpayers.  The fallout of underfunded nursing homes is human suffering and taxpayers footing the bills for hospitalizations when unthinkable injuries occur.