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Assembly Panel OKs Schaer, Mazzeo, Lagana, Benson & Quijano Bill to Help Cover Costs for Nursing Homes When Medicaid Drags its Feet

An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary Schaer, Vincent Mazzeo, Joseph Lagana, Dan Benson and Annette Quijano to help seniors and other vulnerable residents receive the specialized care they need from nursing homes when the Medicaid application approval process is delayed.

"We are seeing significant and unwarranted delays in the application process for Medicaid and other benefits, which is creating a real problem for residents who need this assistance the most, as well as the facilities which are required to treat them," said Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic). "We need to do a much better job of processing these applications more efficiently. Until then, this bill will help ensure that our most vulnerable populations receive the services they need."

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