Nursing homes warn Build Back Better could have ‘devastating impact’ on labor shortages and force closures

November 18, 2021

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), which represents over 14,000 facilities housing millions of elderly individuals, said long-felt labor shortages in the industry will be exacerbated by two measures included in the Build Back Better plan.

One provision would require a registered nurse (RN) to be on hand 24 hours a day – a policy that officials say they have advocated for but need assistance to accomplish. 

“We strongly support having an RN on staff in nursing homes 24-hours a day, as we originally proposed in our reform agenda earlier this year,” AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson said in a statement provided to Fox News. “However, current data shows that the nursing homes are facing the worst job loss among all health care providers.”

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