Wrong-minded, short-sighted officials together with corporate greed are putting our most vulnerable population at risk. This is often occurring in areas where the Medicaid need is the greatest. Many enlightened individuals studying these trends clearly see the ramifications of privatization. If allowed to continue, this trend will result in loved-ones having no place to go or even displaced to other states. This should be alarming to anyone representing the pubic-at-large. There must be some effort by government officials in reaching a middle ground for keeping our county nursing homes. They are vital to our future by protecting those most in need of our help, and by guaranteeing a solid foundation to the local economy by offering family sustaining wages.
Stop this destructive scheme of privatization before it's too late.
Celeste Beeman, Port Henry