Nursing Home Mandates in “Build Back Better Act” Will Worsen Staffing Crisis

November 17, 2021

Industry leaders held a press conference regarding two provisions in the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) that will have a devastating impact on nursing homes and could force thousands more facilities to further limit admissions or possibly close their doors. The unfunded staffing mandates would cost billions of dollars a year and require hiring more than 150,000 new caregivers.