I’m very aware of the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. I’ve worked in long term care administration for 25 years.
People have not saved for their long term care needs which has put a burden on our state medicaid program. Daily rates for long term care residents on medicaid in facilities is so low MANY do not accept it as a form of payment. 120 nursing homes have closed since 2019 due to low daily rates.
This tax will help offset the burden on the medicaid program.