TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

A good compromise

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

Letter to the Editor
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, 8:53 p.m.
 

I thank the entire Pennsylvania congressional delegation – both Senate and House members – for supporting a compromise regarding the fiscal cliff that benefits our commonwealth's seniors.

The Pennsylvania Health Care Association and Center for Assisted Living Management is grateful that the compromise steered away from cuts to Medicare. I hope they remain pointed in that direction. Pennsylvania's skilled nursing centers stand at the brink of our own cliff. We're already reeling from severe Medicaid shortfalls and deep Medicare cuts over the past two years.

As Congress prepares for legislation to raise the debt ceiling, we stand ready to work with lawmakers to avoid further cuts to the long-term care profession. Our compass is set for 2013. We have rededicated ourselves individually, and as a profession, to enhancing the quality of care and improving the quality of life for all residents each and every day.”

Dr. Stuart Shapiro

Harrisburg

The writer is CEO OF PHCA/CALM, a statewide advocacy organization comprised of more than 330 long-term care and senior service providers.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. Help Israel, not Iran
  2. Of a Fine man & friend
  3. Trained, then punished
  4. Hillary running hearing?
  5. Feel safer?
  6. Blame USW
  7. Not future’s fuel
  8. ‘Concerned’ but not credible II
  9. Overgrown North Versailles property needs attention
  10. Cops, stars shine
  11. ObamaCare & the ATI lockout