A 95 year old 442sd WWII veteran and his wife want to live together in the care home of their choice. When Noburo needed a higher level of care and was sent to a 3-bed home. Per state law, a 3-bed home must reserve 2 of its beds for Medicaid residents and only 1 bed can be private-pay. There is no shortage of Medicaid beds – in fact, the 3rd bed in Noboru’s care home is empty! All Noboru wants is to have his wife with him at this stage of his long life.
HB600 will resolve this injustice. HB600 is has passed both the House and the Senate and is currently in Conference Committee. Senator Takuda is blocking action on HB600. It is going to take strong public pressure to make her realize her support of the Large Care Home Lobby is wrong. Large Care Homes want private pay patients because they can charge them 3-4 times what they get paid by medicare. That is where the opposition is coming from.
[thrive_link color=’red’ link=’http://442sd.org/restore-elder-civil-rights-malama-pono-ke-kupuna/’ target=’_blank’ size=’big’ align=’aligncenter’]Yes, I support HB600[/thrive_link]