Missouri healthcare workers condemn Governor Greitens’ healthcare spending cuts

Greitens signs cuts that will cut critical nursing care services for 8,000 elderly & disabled Missourians.

SAINT LOUIS — Home care, nursing home, hospital workers, and members of SEIU Healthcare Missouri condemned Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ recent decision to cut critical Medicaid services.

“Access to quality healthcare is critical for Missourians to succeed. There were other viable choices to make, but Governor Greitens chose to put our most vulnerable neighbors at risk. It’s heartbreaking to think about how these changes will hurt our patients, and hurt all of the hardworking caregivers who serve them,” said Alexis Straughter, a healthcare worker at Royal Oaks Nursing and Rehab.

“Governor Greitens’ choices will devastate families and hurt our communities. Since taking office, he’s claimed to support working families — but then he chose to slash help for the elderly and disabled, folks who can’t even help themselves. Missourians deserve better,” said Straughter.

 

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